Cyan Banister has a new startup, and it’s looking for seed funding

Cyan Banister realized long ago that Zivity, a subscription-based online community of artistic nude, glamour and pin-up photography that she founded in 2007, was never going to be a highly profitable

PayPal Restores Zivity’s Account After Saying It Was Obscene, But Now It’s Not

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/paypal">PayPal</a> restored sexy social network <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/zivity">Zivity's</a> account tonight after a weeklong battle over

Zivity Lands A Tantalizing Deal With Playboy For More Exposure

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Zivity Adds Dudes. Let Me Know How It Goes (#zividude)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/bromance-179x200.jpg" width="179" height="200" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/zivity">Venture backed</a> adult site <a href="htt

Zivity Splits Employees, Execs, Venture Funding Into Two Companies

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/zivity-215x188.jpg" width="215" height="188" />In a highly unusual transaction, <a href="http://www.zivity.com">Zivity</a>, a venture funded a

TopFans.com Adds Another Way To Worship Celebrities Online

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/michael-arrington-top-fanse284a2-215x150.jpg" width="215" height="150" /> Pop culture's obsession with celebrities is evolving along with tec

Adult Startup Zivity Cuts 1/3 Of Staff

<a href="http://www.zivity.com"><img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/4402/4402v2-max-250x250.png" class="shot2" /></a> <a href="http://www.zivity.com">Zivity</a>, the adult

1938 Media Interview With Zivity Cofounder Cyan Banister. Guest Appearance By Scoble At End

Fake Shel interviews Zivity Cofounder Cyan Banister and, as usual, there’s a surprise at the end (although regular TechCrunch readers may not be so surprised). I’ve managed to stop laughin

Zivity Nabs Napster Co-founder As CTO

San Francisco based Zivity, a self described “community-powered showcase of female beauty,” will add a high profile technologist to their executive team next week. Napster co-founder Jorda

No Longer Under Age: Zivity Takes $7 Million In Venture Financing For Adult Content Social Network

Zivity is an adult content social network and user generated content site (they call it “Promoting Beauty 2.0”). It has the distinction of being one of the first adult content startups to

No Date For Valentine's Day? Get Some "Adult Content" At Zivity

Zivity, the venture-backed adult content site, which we first covered in August 2007, is starting to get mainstream press attention – co-founder Scott Banister appeared on the Fox Business Chann

As Promised, Zivity Founder Does The Full Monty

I wrote two weeks ago that Zivity founder Cyan Banister was not just an executive at her adult-focused photography startup, she was beginning to model for it as well. At the time, though, she was stil

Zivity Founder Bares All To Promote Her Startup

Zivity is definitely one of the most controversial startups of 2007. It’s the first (as far as we know) adult site to have received Silicon Valley backing, including an announced $1 million ange

TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages

We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. FlowPlay FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around

Zivity: Silicon Valley Elite Dabble in Adult Content

Porn is big business, and the industry has been quick to adapt by copying successful features of new consumer Internet sites. But one thing we haven’t seen until now: respected Silicon Valley en