• With 850K Users In 2 Months, Circle Of Moms Comes Out Of Nowhere

    It may seem like the last thing the web needs is another parenting website, but you wouldn’t know that by the impressive growth the new website chalked up over the past couple of months. The site, launched in October 2008, has already grown to over 850,000 registered users. Seventy-five percent of the users are US-based. Read More

  • Totspot – It's A Social Network For Babies

    Ok, it’s a bit ridiculous that social networks for every conceivable market demographic exist. But I’m guessing, based on the success of Maya’s Mom (acquired in August 2007 by BabyCenter) and other social sites around parenting, that New York based Totspot could find a profitable niche. The service, which is built on Ruby on Rails, just entered private beta. They are… Read More

  • Minti: Parenting Advice For The UGC Generation

    Minti offers a collaborative parenting advice service that ignores the one-to-many we know best style service that is the norm in this space, and instead empowers individuals to share their stories and experience. As Michael Arrington wrote his initial review of the site in March 2006, the overall concept of Minti isn’t entirely new. As a service it sits somewhere between an advice site… Read More

  • TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund

    Angel investor and startup advisor Jeff Clavier (pictured with Digg founder Kevin Rose) just announced a new $12 million early stage venture fund today at the TechCrunch40 conference. The new fund will be called SoftTech VC II. Clavier, who has a degree in computer science, has been actively investing in startups over the last few years and has had notable successes such as Truveo (acquired by… Read More

  • Maya's Mom Raises Angel Round, Launches

    Palo Alto based Maya’s Mom is a sort of Yahoo Answers plus Facebook, for parents, that we previously announced back in April. The site went live yesterday and already has fairly deep content. Other companies are addressing the parenting/family social network opportunity as well (we’ve covered Minti, Famster and FriendsForFamilies). But Maya’s Mom is focused on allowing users… Read More

  • Maya's Mom – For Parents

    Like previously profiled Minti, Palo Alto based Maya’s Mom is going to be a great collaborative/community resource for parenting. The founder, Ann Crady Kennedy, previously a corporate lawyer at Wilson Sonsini and later at Yahoo, has a landing page up to collect emails from interested people. The company is named after Ann’s daughter, Maya. If you have kids, make sure you sign… Read More