This past September, a gaggle of our employees visited TechCrunch Disrupt and were wowed by some awesome startups. Among them was CardFlick, a platform that allows you to share online business cards via iPhone. It’s a deceptively fun and useful app that modernizes the age-old business card-exchange process with a user experience that mimics flicking your business card across the table. While watching their demo, another thing caught our eye: their awesome “Let’s Flick” t-shirts.
CardFlick founder, Ketan Anjaria, on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 (Image courtesy of TechCrunch)
In Silicon Valley, exchanging t-shirts is akin to how the Japanese exchange business cards: we hold both hands out, grab, acknowledge, bow and back away. Ok, we actually just toss a few shirts on the table and let the looting begin. Thankfully, people think our shirts are pretty neat, so the CardFlick team agreed to drop by, check out our new offices and take part in the timeless shirt-exchange ritual. We had a great time meeting the team and now wear our CardFlick shirts with pride. We’re also super excited to watch their app continue growing like the trees they’re saving. (CardFlick recently passed 50,000 users!)
We’re a huge supporter of startups, especially those with a great design sense like CardFlick. If your team is in San Francisco, Melbourne, London or Copenhagen–and you have some cool t-shirts you’d like to exchange–leave a comment below and we’ll set up a trade!