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This article was published on July 13, 2012


    Startup concept for sale: Intermediads.com

    Startup concept for sale: Intermediads.com
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Last week we offered upUserati.com (bidding still going and now at $405 at Flippa) via Flippa and this week we have another new concept to sell: Intermediads.com

    The concept for Intermediads was simple; you can’t stuff too much information into a 125×125 button ad. So why not add a dynamic layer on hover that displayes a little more information about the company that is advertising. Like this:

    Illustration 1
    A few 125×125 ads are shown, the user moves their cursor over the wakoopa one

    Illustration 2
    The button reveals there is more to see, the user unfolds the button

    Illustration 3
    An window displays some meta data about the company that is advertising

    Genius huh? Well, maybe not. We hacked away on the concept for a while and then abandoned the project. Today you can buy the domain name including that basic plan and this awesome logo and the starting price is just $10:

    http://Intermediads.com/

    What that gets you:

    – The domain
    – The plan (you just read it)
    – The logo (In PSD format)
    – The original javascript and HTML code
    – Follow-up post when you buy it
    – Follow-up post when you sell your company

    Basically you are buying yourself a guaranteed review on The Next Web, something that money usually can’t buy, so that alone is worth thousands of dollars.

    Bidding starts at $10, right now:

    ➤ Intermediads.com auction on Flippa