That’s true. We’ve finalized our seed investment round. It took us a little more time than expected, but we’re very happy to join Betawork’s and Mark Cuban’s portfolios. Both of them have shown a genuine interest and vision in what appears to be the real-time web. We’re also pretty excited to announce that both Andrew Anker and David Recordon have joined our advisory board.
If you’re following, even remotely, the world of start-up or the one of basketball, you can’t ignore Mark Cuban’s name. Mark founded Broadcast.com a few years ago and sold it to Yahoo!. I am thrilled to have him on board. There aren’t many experienced entrepreneurs our there who have invested in start-ups like Mark did. He knows how to grow a business and we will learn a lot from him.
Betaworks is probably the most active investor in the real-time web. Their portfolio includes names like Twitter, Tumblr, Bit.ly, Tweetdeck, Twitterfeed as well as many others. They’ve proven quite successful at building a network of loosely joined pieces where all members interacts together. I am very excited to be on stage later today at Betaday to chat with Iain and Tony about the death of the web page.
And now : back to work! (not that we didn’t work a lot lately :D)