doug ludlow

  • The Happy Home Company shuts down, team members move to Google

    The Happy Home Company shuts down, team members move to Google

    The Happy Home Company is the latest home services startup to call it quits. The company was founded by Doug Ludlow, who sold his previous startup, Hipster, to AOL (which also owns TechCrunch). Its goal was to take some of the confusion out of the home maintenance process — when something broke in your home, Happy Home’s “home managers” would help you find the right… Read More

  • Hipster’s Doug Ludlow Joins AOL Ventures As Its First ‘Innovation Partner’

    Hipster’s Doug Ludlow Joins AOL Ventures As Its First ‘Innovation Partner’

    Doug Ludlow, formerly the CEO of AOL-acquired photosharing startup Hipster, is leaving the company’s mobile team (where he was a senior director) to become the first innovation partner at AOL Ventures. Since this is a new role, it sounds like a lot of the details are going to be figured out on-the-job. Ludlow said the position arose from discussions he had with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and… Read More