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Top 10 Reasons Why HubSpot is Not a Web 2.0 Company

Posted by Mike Volpe on 5/12/08 11:35 AM

I heard someone call HubSpot the "Web 2.0 Version of [a marketing software company]" this week.  It annoyed me.  Less because they were comparing HubSpot to a sort of boring company with complicated, expensive products that don't really work, but more because they described HubSpot as "web 2.0".

Top 10 Reasons Why HubSpot is NOT a Web 2.0 Company

  1. Our company name is easy to spell.
  2. We have more people over 25 in the company than under 25.
  3. Our company name does not sound like it ends in "-er" but actually just ends in "r".
  4. We are not based in a loft in San Francisco.
  5. Our logo does not have a reflection in it.
  6. Our product does not say "Beta" over 2 years after launch.
  7. We do not have Guitar Hero in our office. 
  8. Both of our co-founders have gray hair.
  9. We have paying customers... lots of them.
  10. Revenue.  Did I mention revenue?


Mike Volpe

Written by Mike Volpe

Mike Volpe is a startup advisor and angel investor based in Boston.

Topics: web2.0, HubSpot, rant

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