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  • Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring

    Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring

    Empire Avenue, while a great service, has been a bit confusing. In fact, the idea itself can kind of boggle the mind — users build up their personal brands via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, and allow people to buy and sell virtual shares of human beings. Users can also turn the value of their web-based contributions into actual revenue by tapping into an advertising… Read More

  • Empire Avenue Raises $1.2 Million To Turn Social Influence Into A Virtual Stock Market

    Empire Avenue Raises $1.2 Million To Turn Social Influence Into A Virtual Stock Market

    Edmonton-based Empire Avenue, the stock market for social influence, announced today that it has raised $1.2 million in series A seed financing. The round was led by San Francisco VC firm Crosslink Capital, with contributions from iNovia Capital, TriplePoint Capital (which incubated Empire Avenue in Silicon Valley), as well as BioWare co-founders Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, among others. Read More

  • Empire Avenue Lands $200K For Stock Market To Measure Social Influence

    Canadian startup Empire Avenue has raised $200,000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors, including Boris Wertz of W Media Ventures. Empire Avenue, which launched to the public earlier this year, people to buy and sell shares in each other. A person’s influence score is their share price, which is calculated using share-trading activity on the site, as well as the… Read More