MyLikes

  • I Don’t Want To Be A Diversity Candidate

    I Don’t Want To Be A Diversity Candidate

    Editor’s note: Guest author Bindu Reddy is the CEO of MyLikes, a word-of-mouth ad network funded by former Googlers.  When we were raising our angel round, I had a phone conversation with a prominent Silicon Valley investor who did not have time to meet me face-to-face but was interested in investing in MyLikes because I was a female entrepreneur—aka the “diversity… Read More

  • Khosla Ventures Leads $5.6 Million Funding For MyLikes; Buchheit Joins Board

    Khosla Ventures Leads $5.6 Million Funding For MyLikes; Buchheit Joins Board

    Khosla Ventures likes social advertising startup MyLikes. The VC firm is leading the startup’s $5.6 million Series A financing. Lightspeed Partners also invested and Metamorphic Ventures, which participated in the all-Googler $600,000 seed round, ponied up again. Additionally, seed investor Paul Buchheit is joining MyLike’s board of directors. Buchheit, the creator of Gmail… Read More

  • Why Engineers Are Better Off Joining Startups

    Why Engineers Are Better Off Joining Startups

    It is truly a great time to be an engineer building new things. Gadgets from sci-fi movies of 10 years ago are creeping up on us in the real world and mobile devices and social networking have made the internet go truly mainstream. We are on the cusp of seeing even more world changing ideas becoming a reality when everyone is walking around with powerful computers connected with over 20MBps… Read More

  • MyLikes Brings Pay-Per-Video Advertising To YouTube

    MyLikes Brings Pay-Per-Video Advertising To YouTube

    It was inevitable. First we had pay-per-post, then pay-per-tweet, and now we have pay-per-video. As personalities on YouTube start attracting larger, and more loyal audiences, they are increasingly seen by marketers as an effective advertising channel. MyLikes, a social marketing network that already matches influential bloggers and Twitterers with advertisers, is now moving to YouTube. … Read More

  • MyLikes Raises $630,000 Seed Round, All From Ex-Googlers

    MyLikes Raises $630,000 Seed Round, All From Ex-Googlers

    Social marketing is just starting to bubble up and everybody wants in. But only ex-Googlers needed to apply to invest in MyLikes, a social marketing ad network which just raised a $630,000 seed round. The company, which was founded by two ex-Googlers—former Google Apps product lead Bindu Reddy and former AdSesne tech lead Arvind Sundararajan—took money only from 11 other… Read More