Editor's Note

Wednesday 1 February

Oliver Milman /

Oliver MilmanWe’ve always prided ourselves at StartupSmart on the ability to pick out the next big thing.

 

It’s not an exact science, of course, but a good indicator of the brightest up-and-coming businesses is involvement in the Startmate seed accelerator scheme.

All five graduates from last year’s inaugural program secured funding with one, Grabble, acquired by US retail giant Wal-Mart.

So, how will this year’s crop fare? Today, we profile four of the class of 2012, with the other four to follow tomorrow.

Elsewhere, mentor Rene Sugo has some great tips on how to stay connected to your sales team and tech entrepreneur Michael Fox explores the possibilities of email marketing.

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