A couple of weeks ago Yammer CEO David Sacks came by the office to give us some news. Sacks, who is also the CEO of genealogy site Geni, also told me about a new product Geni is launching; – family tree posters.
There are two 16″ × 20″ versions – $30 for a printed poster, $120 for a canvas, framed poster. One of Geni’s key features is to allow the merging of family trees, so it’s easier to create one tree going back four generations. If you have pictures it makes the poster a really cool gift. I gave the one Sacks made for me to my parents and they love it (my father has diligently created our family tree on both sides of the family, with help from his sister).
Sacks also talked about Geni’s overall business. Over $1 million in revenue and he says they’ll be profitable within the year. The company has raised $16.5 million over three rounds.
Geni is an online community of casual and expert genealogists working together to break the barriers limiting family history research today. They share knowledge and collaborate to create one World Family Tree from millions of individual family trees from around the globe. Visitors and members can add and invite relatives to build our their family tree, with no limit on the number of people, documents, photos or videos added, while personally connecting with history and more than 55 million other...