David Sacks: Yammer Wasn't a Pivot and I Still Love Geni (TCTV)

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-249783" title="imgres" src="" alt="" width="208" height="243" />Yammer founder and CEO David Sacks

Geni Goes Global With 20 New Languages And A Crowdsourced Translation Tool

<img src="//" class="shot2">Genealogy site <a href="">Geni</a> is going globa

Happy Mothers Day! Get Her A Geni Family Tree Poster

<img src='' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />A couple of weeks ago Yammer CEO <a href="">Dav

MyHeritage Buys Germany's OSN, Now 540 Million Profiles Strong

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Yammer Extended Outage. Update: It's Back!

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GoodGuide And Geni Land New Funding

<img src="" class="shot2" /> PEHub has <a href="">reported</a> a handful of

Yammer Hammers Forward With API Launch; See It Soon In Twhirl

<img alt="" /><a href="">Yammer</a>, a Twitter-like messaging system for businesses, has seen solid growth since<a href="

Family Tree Wars Continue: MyHeritage Raises Big Round, Shows Impressive Growth

<a href=""><img style="float:left;padding:2ex;" alt="" /></a>It's been just a few days after our post on <a href="

Geni's Quest Toward One World Family Tree

<a href=""><img style="float:left;" alt="" /></a><a href="">Geni</a> founder <a href="">David Sacks</a> has said all a

Chart Me Up: Web 2.0 Venture Deals

Dow Jones VentureSource put out some data on Web 2.0 deals in the U.S. earlier this week that I’ve put together into these charts. The first one above shows how much money has been invested in W

German Geni Clone Verwandt Raises Second Funding Round

Genealogy social network Verwandt has raised an undisclosed series B from Hasso Plattner Ventures (HPV), said to be in the “multi-million-dollars” but otherwise undisclosed. They closed th

Founders Fund Closes $220 Million Second Fund

San Francisco based Founders Fund launched in 2005 with a $50 million venture fund. They’ve had two liquidity events since then, and a handful of other very high profile investments (Facebook, P

Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni

Family genealogy and social newtork Geni got to five million profiles in the first five months after launch. Their early growth propelled them to a $100 million valuation and a lot of positive press.

Get Your Family Together At Sampa

When we covered the slate of companies helping people chronicle family stories and milestones, we left out a quiet but excellent Redmond, Washington startup called Sampa. They aren’t new, and we

Private BuyOut Of For $300+ Million

Spectrum Equity Investors has led a $300 million investment to acquire a majority interest in Provo Utah-based The Generations Network (the parent company of, and other sites

MyHeritage Takes 180 Million People Profiles To War With Geni

Israeli startup MyHeritage was a bit of a sleeping giant. Until newcomer Geni came along and shook up the genealogy world with its slick new viral family tree application. Geni quickly reached 5 milli

MyHeritage Expands Its Family Tree

Genealogy site MyHeritage is merging with Pearl Street Software. Through the team-up MyHeritage will pick up Pearl Street’s VP of Technology and gain control of the #2 family tree software in wo German Geni Clone

Germany is starting to build a name for itself as the startup cloning capital of the world. German clones of popular U.S. services keep popping up. Twitter (Frazr, Dukudu). and Facebook (Studi.vz) are

Geni: 5 million Profiles In 5 Months

We just got word that genealogy site Geni will be announcing that they’ve hit their 5 millionth profile, just five months after launching the service. This is up from 2 million in March. You can

Geni: Earning That $100 million Valuation

When genealogy site Geni announced that it had raised a venture round from Charles River Ventures valuing the two month old startup at $100 million, more than a few eyebrows were raised. For the last
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