Exclusive – Fab.com, which started out as Fabulis, a social networking site for gay men, has not only recently changed its name but also started from scratch with an entirely new business centered around online flash sales of design items.
Exclusive – Fab.com, which started out as Fabulis, a social networking site for gay men, has not only recently changed its name but also started from scratch with an entirely new business centered around ‘design online’. The company is today debuting its all-new website, which features daily design inspirations and invited member-only flash sales of design items at significant discounts.
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Fabulis, the social network for gay men, is now Fab.com, a far more memorable (domain) name. The young company behind the site, which is designed to help gay men discover people, places and activities all over the globe, has also raised $1.75 million in Series A funding from investors such as First Round Capital, The Washington Post Company, Baroda Ventures and Zelkova Ventures.
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Fabulis, a social network for gay men (“and their friends”) started by serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, is today launching fabulis 2.0, an upgraded version of its website and iPhone application. The fledgling company has also raised another $375,000 from undisclosed angel investors, bringing the total of capital injected into the startup to $1.25 million.
Fabulis calls version 2.0 a “major… → Read More
Since its public beta launch in April, fabulis has been growing quickly. The gay mens’ social network now has over 51,000 members — up 40 percent in the last 30 days alone. And they’re taking that growth mobile, with the launch of a new iPhone app today.
The app offers all the best parts of the website, but extends upon them by utilizing the location element that the iPhone offers. The default… → Read More
Today sees the public beta launch of Fabulis, a fresh community and lifestyle (and explicitly not dating) website for homosexual men.
We’ve covered the company before – and not its product, unfortunately – when Citibank got itself in a PR firestorm after abruptly freezing the startup’s bank account over allegedly posting – inexistent – “objectionable content” on its blog (the institution later … → Read More
Last week, Citibank found itself in the eye of an Internet storm after it was revealed that the bank had blocked the business account of Web startup fabulis over (non-existing) ‘objectionable content’ on the company’s blog. The topic was all the more sensitive because fabulis operates a social network / lifestyle website targeting gay men.
I just finished reading a very unsettling blog post by serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, whose new startup fabulis has apparently had its bank account blocked by Citibank over posting “objectionable content” on its company blog, at least according to a bank employee he spoke to on the phone.