About.me founder and True Ventures partner Tony Conrad gave a presentation at Web 2.0 Summit today on something called “Echo Chamber Marketing.” Conrad said that his strategy to scale his About.me online identity platform, which has now reached a million members after 300 days, was to figure out “who [his] entourage [was].” → Read More
Personal profile startup About.me, which is owned by our parent company AOL, is looking for the ‘face of About.me’ and is kicking off a contest to feature profiles housed on the site in a new ad campaign.
In case you aren’t familiar with About.me, the site offers people free profile pages. On your dedicated profile pake, can include your name, bio and links to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites that… → Read More
It really is kind of amazing that Instagram has shot past two million users in just a few months with only an iPhone app. No Android app, no website, no real third-party support. But starting today, that changes as they’re finally ready to unveil their API. And they already have some pretty nice implementations right off the bat to show what it can do.
Co-founder Kevin Systrom says that it would… → Read More
There’s an age-old debate in Silicon Valley over whether or not you have to have started a company before to be a great VC. While many of the best VCs in Valley history weren’t entrepreneurs, the bias is heavily on investors who know firsthand what entrepreneurs are going through. But what about VCs who are building companies at the same time they are backing them?
It’s a growing trend as serial… → Read More
Early this year we wrote about Pumkpinhead, the working name for new startup About.me being created by repeat entrepreneurs/investors Tony Conrad and Tim Young. We didn’t know much about the startup except that it had top angel investors involved: Ron Conway, AOL Ventures, Scott Kurnit, Founders Collective, Radar Partners (Doug Mackenzie & Kevin Compton) and David Mahoney. Freestyle Capital… → Read More