Yeti is a platform that offers curated recommendations by topic, posted by experts who want to share their experiences & recommendations.
No doubt you’re wondering how Yeti is different from Quora & how they will find the answer to a successful business model when even Google Answers couldn’t hack it.
Yeti Founder Taylor Cheng has been quoted elsewhere as saying that Yeti was about avoiding common mistakes & finding relevant advice from others who have “been there, done that.” Cheng added that they felt a community driven curation of recommendations would provide more value than arbitrary blog posts.
The concept for Yeti seems to be that it is more about practical steps to take (or not) than about networking or how-to style guides. In other words, the recommendations will help startups learn from the experiences of people who have done it before & will tell how to avoid mistakes that you might otherwise make.
So you can start a topic & provide recommendations, like “Investing in Startups.” You can add your experiences & recommendations, & others may chip in with their own recommendations.
You can share &/or upvote a specific recommendation, or downvote it if you don’t like it. You can also share the entire topic on social media or by email. The top experts a.k.a. Yetis on the site get listed on the sidebar on every topic page, & this adds to their popularity as experts.
You also get your own profile page, which includes a summary listing of the recommendations you have posted on Yeti.
You can obviously either start a new topic or post recommendations on existing ones. Topics are posted under categories such as startups, mobile, funding, marketing, founders, SaaS, early, & user acquisition. Trending categories also get listed on the sidebar, & that adds to their popularity even more.
The San Francisco, California, US-based Yeti is currently in beta, so you can apply for beta access if you want to give it a test run to see how it works.
- This post is merely a startup profile based on publicly available information & not a review. -
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