• Q&A Site Formspring Lands Another $10 Million

    Q&A site Formspring, which raised $2.5 million in Series A funding back in March, reportedly closed its Series B this morning in a $10 million round led by Geoff Yang at Redpoint Ventures. This most recent financing pegs the company at a $45 million dollar valuation. Formspring is yet another player in the Q&A space piquing investor interest. Since its launch in November, the… Read More

  • YouTube Meets Formspring With Video Q&A Site VYou

    Founded by Steve Spurgat and Chuck Reina, New York-based and newly launched VYou is a combination of Formspring, YouTube and Twitter (“Formspring + video + crack.” is a popular description amongst its beta users). The core function of VYou is to enable a video conversation, allowing you to send and receive messages with friends and experts at your own pace. You can also… Read More

  • A Disrupt Break: Angels Hold "Office Hours" on Formspring Today

    In Silicon Valley fortunes can change in a matter of weeks. Last year’s awkward nobody entrepreneur could be today’s mogul, angel or VC. This always creates an interesting social tension: Suddenly the guy who was skulking around coffee shops trying to get his business plan in an angel’s hand is the guy new entrepreneurs are skulking around. No one wants to become too… Read More

  • Formspring Ramps Up Social Features As It Passes 16 Million Members

    Formspring, the Q&A service that lets users invite their friends to “ask them anything”, has had a wild year: since officially launching last November, the service has skyrocketed to over 16 million registered members, 40 million monthly uniques, and it’s now closing in on one billion questions answered.  Because the company is still quite small and has had to deal… Read More

  • As Passes 700 Million Questions, Brands Start Taking Notice

    Back in January, I wrote about a new Q&A service called that allowed users to have their friends “ask them anything”: sign up for a profile, and anyone can submit a question that you can choose to answer at your discretion. At the time the service had around one million users. Fast forward six months: the service now has over 12 million accounts and users have… Read More

  • "Inspired" By Formspring, Tumblr Launches Nearly Identical "Ask Me"

    Remember, the service we covered two days ago that makes it easy to conduct your own online Q&A with the web at large? Popular microblogging service Tumblr has just launched a new feature called “Ask Me” that does the exact same thing. The new feature is simple: if you have a Tumblr blog, you can now add a form that lets your readers ask you whatever they want. Read More