I want to see more weather companies, startups or otherwise. I’ve
always been fascinated by weather, and I stop on the spot when I see
some new online service — which happens much less often than I wish it
would. And I’m not alone.
Example: Since writing recently about realtime weather data
at Weather Underground I’ve seen staggering amounts of referrer traffic
through Google from people looking for “realtime weather”. I’m
apparently not the only one interested in getting weather data, as it
So, bring on the weather startups. I’ve called for
more people to do stuff in this area before — where is the weather
Digg? where are useful P2P observation networks? and there are many
other ideas — but to no avail. Mike Moritz of Sequoia put it best two years ago when he (lucky bastard) invested in WeatherBug:
There is one universal topic. It isn’t sex, money, or health. It’s weather.
I couldn’t agree more. I want entrepreneurs to stop talking about the weather and do something about it. Please.