Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mr. Idle´s Goal

Mr. MonopolyToday Mr. Idle decided to aspire to beat one of his arch rivals. Mr. Monopoly - also known as Rich Uncle Pennybags. This approximately 71 aged has disused. At the moment listed as #6 in "Forbes Fictional 15", Mr. Idle doesn´t want to see him there any longer.

See the complete list of Mr. Idle´s rivals at Forbes!

Monday, July 30, 2007

New Layout of Killerstartups

Mr. Idle was wondering about the relaunch of Killerstartups.com. Ads and a new layout are the first changes Mr. Idle took notice from. He doesn´t really like these improvements. He liked the former version much more. It was a straighter and much more informative. The content was focused on the startups - not on the layout around.

Mr. Idle´s First Backstroke

bild-2.jpgFirst of all let me tell you how the desaster began. In January this year - Mr. Idle wasn´t born this time - we had the basic ideas for the project CouchTycoon. To ensure, that no one else would grab this great name and the couchtycoon.com domain as well, we decided to register it immediately. The new offer of microsoft´s "office live" seemed to be good for that. Free .com domain, small website package for some information and e-mail accounts. Web mail accounts - but ok. We didn´t know this time that transferring this domain to another host would become that complicate.

Meanwhile Mr. Idle was born. The fantastic character Matt from Graphite Design created. And while Mr. Idle took over the driver seat at the CouchFamily (since Mr. Idle was born we call our team members and partners "family") events were unfolding and as a result we forgot to keep one eye on Bill. Mr. Idle simply forgot to cancel the deal with Bill (the "office live" package) in time. Ok, Bill won the first battle against Mr. Idle by locking the .com domain for 60 days. So what. Mr. Idle has to wait now till Bill will unlock the .com again and will keep you informed here on this blog.

Also the detailed information about Mr. Idle´s new LogoSauce competitions will be published and provided here.

Mr. Idle, Couchinator, BlueHorseshoe

Some Ventures Looking for Funding

onovo, Modelabel in Beverly Hills: 5 mil.


umdlalo, Video Gaming Startup San Francisco: 500k - 650k

QueerCity, similar to qype: ?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

About the "CouchTycoon Friends n Family Venture Network"

mr. idle (the phat guy on the couch) is tired of being idle and reading about any big deal rupert murdoch did, about any startup google recently grabbed or “the next big thing” any blog favors. Although he is not willing to leave his comfortable couch from where he already controls his old economy business. So in January this year he decided to start the "CouchTycoon Friends n Family Venture Network" to free people´s idle money from under the mattress instead of being idle him self. From today on his ultimate ambition is to liberate as much money from being idle as possible.
„mr.idles idle capital manifesto --- Pennys in cookie jars, rainy days savings, cents in trouser pockets, nest eggs, yens in storage shelf, centimes under the mattres --- not working money of all countries unite! Stop being idle, start risking your live for possibly paying off. Together we are stronger than rupert is, together we are smarter than bill will ever be, together we have the ‚right-er‘ touch than warren has, together we purchase killers faster than vcs do resaerch, together we do better management than mckies can imagine, together we rule. We want stop until blackstone goes green with envy. Who the fuck is Carlos? What the heck is harvard business school?“

With CouchTycoon mr. idle enables any one else of his friends and family network to participate in deals or startups. Both investors and entrepreneurs. The whole CouchTycoon friends n family network is going to be enabled to invest in “the next big thing” or in the acquisition of the empire state building by mr. idle. Starting at an amount of approx. 5 usd. On the other side mr. idle enables any network member to start a new business or a big deal as an entrepreneur as an alternative to talk to 15 venture capitalists, asking his grandmother or funding at prosper.

mr. idle loves both playing the “monopoly2.0″ on one side and acting as serious investor on the other side.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mr. Idle - how it began


Since we received our logo we think about how the man sitting on the couch could be called.
A few days ago we received an invitation for a birthdayparty from someone we know - we didn´t hear anything from that person for several years! But that was the moment we found the perfect name! We decided to call him "Mr. Idle"

It is a tribute to the artist-tecno legend formerly known as Mr. Iedl now staying where the black dog is barking.

By the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! This is your digital gift. The time will show if it is a small gift or if it will become a huge one.

Now Rupert´s new archenemy is born. From now Mr. Idle will represent the CouchFamily as a kind of a president. Every deal the CouchFamily does, every step CouchTycoon will go - it will be done by Mr. Idle. Maybe the next Forbes´ #1.

BlueHorseShoe and Couchinator

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Some words about Mr. Idle´s spirit

Our Venture is still in development and we did´t any marketing yet. But some of you are already asking what exactly we are doing. So here are some words about our spirit and what we are going to build.

Mr. idle (the dynamic guy on the couch) doesn´t not want to sit on his couch any longer to read about any big deal his big rival rupert murdoch did, about any startup google recently grabbed or “the next big thing” any blog favors. He can do the same kind of deals as a community member of CouchTycoon. CouchTycoon enables anyone to participate in such deals or startups. Both investors and entrepreneurs. The community is going to enable Mr. idle as an investor for example to invest in “the next big thing” or in the acquisition of the empire state building starting at an amount of approx. 5 usd. On the other side CouchTycoon enables you as entrepreneurs starting a new business or a big deal within the Community as an alternative to talk to 20 venture capitalists, asking your grandmother or funding at prosper. As part of the couch community Mr. idle is smarter than rupert, he can mobilize more money and he has got a larger network.
However you can become a CouchTycoon as a serious investor or to have fun playing the "monopoly2.0"