4 Facebook IPO Implications for the Rest of Us

written by HeidiIsern on February 2, 2012 in Funding and Industry Trends and Social Media with no comments

  Facebook’s $5 billion IPO filing will make it the largest web company IPO in history.  The engineers that stuck it out for the long haul are doing victory dances.  However what does that mean for the rest of us?  Read the Rest…


Social Networks Will Make More Money Off Site vs On

written by admin on June 30, 2009 in Social Media and Startup News with one Comment

The following is a blog re-post from Raj Kapoor’s , Managing Director at Sillicon Valley’s Mayfield Fund. Raj is an energetic type A personality that likes to explore, learn, question, and enjoy. The original can be found here. Contact Mayfield Read the Rest…


Amiglia for your Famiglia

written by admin on May 22, 2006 in Startups with no comments

AmigliaSector: online photo management and social network for familiesHeadquarters: Palo Alto, CA and New York, NYManagement: Amiglia was founded by father and son Tim and Paul Berry with the help of their wives Milena and Vange. It evolved out of Read the Rest…


Cyworld=Myworld?

written by admin on April 14, 2006 in Social Media with no comments

Cyworld Sector: social network+virtual world communitySecret Sauce: MySpace+avatars+Flickr+virtual world. Started in South Korea and owned by SK Telecom (Korea’s largest wireless provider), Cyworld boasts 17 million users — that number is almost one third of the country’s population. About 6.2 Read the Rest…


vMixin' it up

written by admin on April 7, 2006 in Social Media and Video with no comments

vMix Sector: social network around videoSecret Sauce: As Forbes wrote, “the company solves the problem of video distribution that has previously either been unavailable, inconvenient or expensive. ‘Let’s say you have video for your wedding, high school prom or new Read the Rest…


It's the flukiest!

written by admin on April 6, 2006 in Mobile and Social Media with no comments

flukiest Sector: social network for artist, musicians, photographers, writers, directors and producers with video, audio and photo sharing — mostly through mobile devicesSecret Sauce: From mobile phone staight to your social network — and you can make money to boot. Read the Rest…


Extreme BroadbandSports

written by admin on April 5, 2006 in Social Media and Video with no comments

broadbandsports.com Sector: video-based social network (theme=extreme sports)Secret Sauce: SPORTS. Covering 17 different sports, the website allows viewers to watch professional and user-generated sports videos. BroadbandSports.com was launched to make sports video programming, traditionally under-served by TV and video rental markets, Read the Rest…