Today, Blackbox launched the Startup Genome Compass, a benchmarking tool designed to help entrepreneurs keep track of their startups' progress and know what to do next, based on data from more than 3,200 startups and research from Berkeley and Stanford.
What's the difference between a multi-billion-dollar startup and a flop? The Startup Genome Project, an initiative started by the Silicon Valley-based blackbox seed accelerator, is taking on the task of decoding what makes a startup succeed by breaking down the individual attributes of successful companies into a definable taxonomy.
Most Apple laptop cases only seem to offer two design options: twee Wes-Andersonian style without any real protection, or bike-messenger-strength shielding without appealing looks. Now, with the Blackbox Case, you finally can get both: solid-as-oak, felt-lined casing for your MacBook with fancy limited-edition style to boot.
When I said "solid-as-oak," I meant it literally: each Blackbox is handmade from red oak hardwood. And at only 1.5 pounds -- the weight of a glass-bottled beer, according to Blackbox -- the case packs plenty of protection with minimal added heft.