Original post by James Silver via guardian
What: A hosted, real-time visualisation tool-set that enables businesses to see all their data (web analytics, sales figures etc) in one place.
Founder: Paul Joyce previously designed and built data warehouses for blue-chip companies, finally quitting his day job two months after Geckoboard’s beta launch.
Their pitch: Geckoboard is a status board for your business’s vital signs, serving up the indicators that matter to you.
Our verdict: As data streams grow ever more complex, Geckoboard’s one-stop metrics dashboard could prove a powerful tool for businesses.
What: A peer-to-peer currency exchange that allows customers to wire money (just sterling, euros, Polish zloty and Swiss francs so far) to one another cheaply, bypassing banks – and their commission charges.
Founders: Taavet Hinrikus, Skype’s first employee, and Kristo Käärmann, former management consultant.