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Use Hosting Coupons To Save on Server Costs

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The thing about 3-d modelling is that is requires a lot of storage information to make up a 3-d model of something. And if you’re in this industry, or any tech industry, you know that the #1 expense for a startup company is server expenses. This can make or break your company, especially at the beginning, so we want to give some tips to you entrepreneurs to implement before you start scaling.

#1 Use Hosting Coupons Whenever You Can.

Whether you use AWS or GoDaddy, use whatever promotions you can at the very beginning to lock in as much bandwidth and storage as possible for as long as possible. Renewal discounts are rare and not as good as initial signups, so you should lock in your price for multiple years (if possible).

If you go with GoDaddy, here are places to find hosting promo codes:


For Amazon’s AWS, you can try this one:

Amazon AWS coupons


#2 Have an Emergency Fund

This saved our company, even though I wanted to spend it earlier. A project we were testing wasn’t working, and we ended up canceling a meeting with a VC investor out of it. We scheduled a follow-up appointment once we got the project working properly…but then the investor cancelled the appointment. We couldn’t get anyone else to take our calls, so we ended up having to wait for 4 more months. If one of our partners hadn’t protected that emergency fund in the early days (when we thought the money would last forever), we wouldn’t have made it.

#3 Beware of Scope-Creep

This is the natural inclination for a project to expand. You want your product to do more things: if we add this thing, then it can do this as well! . It can be procrastination manifesting itself, or it could be a way of distracting you. Either way, it keeps your focus off the main goal: build a product that will sell. Make the minimum viable product work, and then these additions can be things that you release later, under the guise of a ‘model 2.0’ release, or an expanded feature. But for now, focusing on one thing for a very long time is the best way to build a company that has a chance at success.

#4 Bootstrap It

If you can, do it. Companies get caught up in the VC rounds of funding and the pre-revenue stage of development. But if you can get your customers to fund your growth, do it. Why? For one, you’ll get immediate feedback on what is working and what isn’t. You’ll know if you’re working on something that people will actually want.
Secondly, it means you can keep more equity for yourself and your founders. VC Funding isn’t free, after all, and you’ll end up giving up lots of control and revenue to these investors.
It’ll also give you the kick in the butt you need! If money isn’t coming in unless you do something, then you’ll do it! There’s no safety net here to fall back on when you bootstrap your company. If you’re someone that needs a kick in the butt sometimes, then bootstrapping is by far the best way to go.

Shout Outs!

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People We Wanna Thank:

Now that we’ve been acquired by a major tech company, we wanted to extend some thanks to organizations, investors and people that have helped us along the way:

  • David Jones – a great and close friend that first registered our domain name back in 2013. Our CEO didn’t know how to do it. David even said that he used a godaddy promo code and only spent $1.99 that first year. Thanks for your sacrifice David!
  • Sequoia Capital – They provided capital during our first round of investing.
  • NVCA – The national venture capital association.
  • David Jones – Again! Our website went down for a bit because we forgot/didn’t know how to renew our domain name. Luckily we called David and he renewed it for us. He…you guessed it…bragged about a godaddy renewal coupon he used.

How Our 3-D Modelling Works

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It’s So Much Easier Than You Think!

So you’re interested in what can do for you, but have no idea how you could possibly get a 3-d image of you made without costing an arm and a leg?

It’s so much easier than you think. And you can thank your smartphone for it!

Step 1: Take Pictures of Yourself.

You’ve been preparing for this since the inception of the smartphone!

But in all seriousness, the high resolution and detail of today’s high end smartphones means that you can take five pictures of yourself at different angles and we can compute a 3-d model of yourself for our service.

Keep in mind that this will only work with uncompressed, high resolution smartphones. So when you send us the photos, send us the uncompressed (sometimes called ‘raw’) images.

Supported smartphones: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy 5;

These are the photos we need:

  • front-facing full body photo
  • Side-facing full body photo
  • Back-facing full body photo
  • Front-facing hips-to-head photo
  • Side-Facing full body photo.

And that’s it! Our lab will take the photos and use that all data to create a 3-d model for you. Send us the photos via our contact form. Don’t worry, all images will never be made public or used in any way other than for imaging purposes.

So How Do I Shop For Clothes?

This is the fun part. Hundreds of websites have added our imaging technology to their clothing lines, which means that we have 3-d models for these clothes. Just look for our seal on participating websites.