What are the most ridiculous startup ideas that eventually became successful?
Answer by Michael Wolfe, founder of four startups and counting.
The best startups seem obvious in retrospect — this is because by the time we find out about them as users, they have already reached critical mass.
It is possible to create a good startup with a good idea, but great startups are often the result of ideas that seem ridiculous if you hear them prior to seeing them work.
This is true almost by definition: If the idea is so obvious, someone would have [brought it to life] already. Ask yourself, if you were a venture capitalist who was pitched one of these ideas, what would your reaction have been? Read more...