• Zazzle pushes out custom kicks

    Zazzle pushes out custom kicks

    I come here today to present to you the fruition of years of labor. Between research, design, eating snacks, and playing video games, countless man hours were spent on what I am about to unveil. It is with much pride that I present to you: The P. Has. Okay. So it wasn’t really countless man hours. It was more like 15 man minutes. I just grabbed a picture of Peter Ha and stuck it into… Read More

  • MySpace Gets Some Razzle Zazzle

    MySpace Gets Some Razzle Zazzle

    MySpace has announced a music merchandise deal with Zazzle that will allow the “more than 6 million musicians and bands on MySpace” to sell unlimited music merchandise to the MySpace community. Under the deal, musicians and bands on MySpace will have the immediate ability to create products and sell merchandise by putting the Zazzle Merch Booth widget on their MySpace profile. Read More

  • Zazzle Beefs Up Management Team With Former Fox Exec

    Zazzle Beefs Up Management Team With Former Fox Exec

    Still no confirmation on that rumored $30 million hedge fund investment (it happened, though), but Kleiner Perkins backed Zazzle is now beefing up it senior management team. Tomorrow they’ll announce that Jim Heckman has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer. Heckman was most recently at Fox Interactive Media; he joined Fox when his company,, was acquired by them in 2005 for… Read More

  • Zazzle Rumor: Big Hedge Fund Investment

    Here’s an unconfirmed but well sourced rumor: silicon valley based Zazzle will be closing a second round of financing in the $30 million range, at a $300+ million pre-money valuation. The round is expected to be led by an as-yet-unnamed hedge fund. Kleiner Perkins (which led the company’s $16 million Series A round in 2005, is supposedly also particpating in the round. Look for… Read More

  • Why Doesn't CafePress Use Flash?

    Why Doesn't CafePress Use Flash?

    There are many sites that sell customized casino chips (just do a search), but we haven’t found any that have an online design tool to allow you to create the chip itself. TheChipLab has take the extra step and has created a very nice Flash tool for designing your own casino-grade chip. The creation tool is very flexible and layer based. It’s not as powerful as new online image editor… Read More

  • GoodStorm's Feel Good Capitalism

    Maybe it’s because it’s the holiday season, but it seems impossible to me not to like San Francisco-based GoodStorm. It’s a competitor to Kleiner-backed Zazzle, and CafePress – basically they let you set up shop and sell items with your logo on it. As with all of these services, they do all the hard work – producing and shipping the item, and collecting the money. All… Read More

  • Profile – Zazzle

    Profile – Zazzle

    Company: Zazzle Launched: 1999 ( launched 2003) Status: Announced $16m Series A on July 18, 2005 What is it? Zazzle let’s customers create customized products, ranging from tshirts to stamps, and sell them on the zazzle website. In their own words, “Zazzle is the leading customized products marketplace for consumer enthusiasts to share and celebrate their interests by… Read More