Archive for July, 2007

July 27, 2007

Goloco

Company Name: Goloco

Company URL: http://goloco.org/greetings;guest

Citation URL: http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/103272/Everybody-Into-the-Carpool

Formation Date: 2007

Funding Status: Seed Round

Investors: Angels

Founders or Execs past companies: Zipcar

Industry: Consumer Web

Offering Descripton: GoLoco is a service that helps people quickly arrange to share rides between friends, neighbors, and colleagues. GoLoco also helps you share trip costs online.

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July 25, 2007

UpDown

Company Name: the UpDown

Company URL: http://www.theupdown.com/

Citation URL: http://www.thealarmclock.com/mt/archives/2007/07/bostons_updown.html

Formation Date: 2007

Funding Status: seed round

Investors: Swiss angel investor Joachim Schoss

Founders or Execs past companies: Boston Consulting Group, Experience.com, Harvard MBA’s

Industry: consumer web financial

Offering Descripton: financial social networking Its strategy involves starting a hedge fund using community-based investment strategies derived from its web site member community.

July 24, 2007

Flipkey

Company Name: Flipkey

Company URL: http://www.flipkey.com/

Citation URL:

Formation Date: mid 2007

Funding Status: Stealth

Investors: ?

Founders or Execs past companies: Compete.com

Industry: Consumer Web

Offering Descripton: We started FlipKey to help expand the vacation rental market by providing a platform to highlight professional reputation and trust. There are 6.5 million vacation homes in the U.S. and less than 10% are rented to travelers looking for a great place to stay.

July 24, 2007

Conduit Labs

Company Name: Conduit Labs, Harmonix Music Systems

Company URL: http://www.conduitlabs.com/

Citation URL: http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/08/21/conduit-labs-closes-55-million-series-a-funding/

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2007/07/22/will_boston_ever_catch_up/?page=2

Formation Date: 2007

Funding Status: First Round $5.5 M

Investors: Prism Venture Partners, Charles River Partners

Founders or Execs past companies: Ambient Devices

Industry: Online Gaming

Offering Descripton: We’re building cool social entertainment destinations for you and your friends. We are bored of the same old social networks, virtual worlds, and MMOs.

July 24, 2007

GuildCafe

Company Name: GuildCafe

Company URL: http://www.guildcafe.com

Citation URL: page 2 http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2007/07/22/will_boston_ever_catch_up/

Formation Date: 2006

Funding Status: First Round

Investors: IDG Ventures

Founders or Execs past companies: Eprise

Industry: Consumer Web, Gaming

Offering Descripton: GuildCafe was founded to give online gamers a space where the content is created for them, by them. It is GuildCafe’s mission to be a premiere online community, uniting all members of the multiplayer universe on a Web 2.0 platform so they can express their gaming alter-egos and share information with one another. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, GuildCafe was formed by a team of highly experienced online media and computer games veterans.

July 19, 2007

Blurgl

Company Name: Blurgl

Company URL: www.blurgl.com      (no info)

Citation URL:

Formation Date:

Funding Status: ? Stealth

Investors: ?

Founders or Execs past companies: WTB Systems

Industry: Consumer Web

Offering Descripton: Boston-based startup focused on collaboration and sharing for small groups

July 19, 2007

Wherecast

Company Name: Wherecast

Company URL: parked

Citation URL:

Formation Date:

Funding Status: 2007 stealth mode

Investors: ?

Founders or Execs past companies: MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley

Industry: Mobile Applications

Offering Descripton: Wherecast is a location-based services startup

July 17, 2007

HiveFire

Company Name: HiveFire

Company URL: http://www.hivefire.com/

Citation URL: http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2007/07/09/story3.html

Formation Date: 2007

Funding Status: Seed Round

Investors: ?

Founders or Execs past companies: Google, Microsoft

Industry: Consumer Web

Offering Descripton: online news

July 12, 2007

SiteSpect

Company Name: SiteSpect

Company URL: http://www.sitespect.com/

Citation URL: http://www.dmnews.com/cms/dm-news/e-commerce/41629.html

Formation Date: 2004

Funding Status: SiteSpect is privately held and funded.

Investors: ?

Founders or Execs past companies: Worldmachine

Industry: Web Analytics

Offering Descripton: SiteSpect is a web site optimization solution that enables marketers to increase conversion rates through A/B split and multivariate testing.

July 12, 2007

Bzzster

Company Name: Bzzster

Company URL: http://bzzster.com/

Citation URL: http://www.somewhatfrank.com/2007/03/bzzster_for_sim.html

Formation Date: 2H 2006

Funding Status: Seed

Investors: ?

Founders or Execs past companies: Compete.com

Industry: Consumer Web

Offering Descripton: Bzzster is a way to recommend videos, news, blog posts, etc to friends really quickly. Our goal is to make Bzzster! the best way to recommend links.