We're looking for something that conveys things such as Growth, Business, Startups, Ventures, Information, Blogging, Support and Community.
We were thinking something that maybe combined elements from various types of online business and subtle use of elements from various web brands. For example, in the attached image you can see we were playing around with using the boxed in wording similar to the youtube logo.
I like the notion of maybe incorporating some sort of handwritten (printed rather than cursive) font to tie in the idea of "blogging" and writing. I also like the idea of having varied font weights to separate words. I'm open to the idea of either having an icon or just some sort of creative use of font layouts if you can make it work.
The most important things is that I don't want to get too complicated with it - I'd like it to be memorable, modern and clean without being too cluttered.
I want to try to keep the logo as compact as possible with the icon (if there is one) on the left - I know this will be tough with there being so many words to include but we're probably going to need to fit this logo onto a website in an area that's about 330x100.
I think the primary words in the logo are going to be "Web Venture". So we can sort of downplay the "Start A" words a little bit, though I'm open to suggestions.
Our main thoughts on colors was to use various blues, blacks and greys. The logo will be used on a white background primarily.
I'm open to using flat colors but I think I prefer something with a bit of gloss.