Silicon Prairie startups, PeggyBank and Kickanotch, hit major tech blogs
PeggyBank, an Omaha-based startup uploading old media online for users, and Kickanotch, a Kansas City-based startup building a one-stop app management and monetization platform for media companies, both earned some great ink today from major tech blogs, TechCrunch and GigaOm, respectively.
A writeup on PeggyBank's business model, pointing out their use of daily deal sites for costumer acquisition, was written by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. "If you’re like me you’ve thought about digging up old 8mm film, or VHS tapes, and converting them to a more modern format. There are a lot of services that fulfill this need," Arrington wrote. "Omaha, Nebraska based PeggyBank stands out."
For the PeggyBank story, see TechCrunch: "Omaha Startup PeggyBank Digitizes Old Media For Online Sharing".
A news story on Kickanotch's latest product release, RevKick Mobile Platform Manager, grabbed the headlines of GigaOm. "Kickanotch, which launched in May by offering to help radio stations go mobile, is now coming out with RevKick, a mobile-app-content- and ad-management tool that lets companies easily deploy, manage and monetize their apps from one dashboard," GigaOm's Ryan Kim wrote.
"This can be especially helpful for smaller to medium-sized media companies with their own ad sales staffs."
For the Kickanotch story, see GigaOm: "Kickanotch helps media publishers turn mobile apps into money"
It's great to see these two startups receive this national attention – it wasn't the first time for Kickanotch – and we're looking forward to shedding more light on them in the coming months. Both these companies have been on our radar. In fact, PeggyBank reached out to us the month it launched (March), but we just haven't gotten to covering them yet.
As more and more activity takes place in, as Arrington described Omaha, the "middle of nowhere," we'll be following right along. Today's Angel Investment Tax Credit implementation in Nebraska, for example, could pick up the pace of deals in the near future.