Communications Equipment

Fotolog

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Funding Goal
Funding Raised So Far $4,000,000
Funding Commitments $0
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Funding Type Equity
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Company Overview


Fotolog is a social networking website based around photo sharing. Users set up photo diaries which allow them to share their photo filled lives via the internet by sharing access to their diaries. Fotolog signed up their 3 millionth user account during the spring of 2006 and has over 15 million hits a month.


As of August 27, 2007 Fotolog was purchased by Hi Media for approximately $90 million in stock and cash. Fotolog's major competitors include [facebook](http://crunchbase.com/company/facebook), [myspace](http://www.myspace.com), and [picasa](http://www.picasa.com).

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Summary


Company Age 19 years, 7 months
Employees 12
Sub-Industry Networking & Communication Devices
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Products/Services


Fotolog

Fotolog's product is the ability for users to create personal online diaries to store photos and narrative accounts of their lives. These are essentially personal blogs which they can share. These blogs are more picture oriented than word oriented, which makes sense given Fotolog's name.Fotolog users can also sort themselves into groups based upon geography, personal interests, profession and other criteria.

Management


Chief Financial Officer
Brian Flynn

Brian Flynn is an investor/entrepreneur focused on the software, internet/digital media, consumer and business services industries. Brian has over 15 years of investment, entrepreneurial and investment banking experience with emerging growth companies.

During his career, Brian seeded and/or co-founded 15 companies. Of that group, 7 exited (5 M&A, 1 IPO), 5 are private (4 of which are profitable) and 3 were shut down. Some of his private investments include IMsecure (sold to Checkpoint Software), Pixoart Design (sold to 51.com), Ultris (sold to Saba Software), Fotolog (sold to Hi-Media), Qpod (sold to Groupon), Acrodea (IPO) and many other companies which are currently independent (Relevad, Wheelhouse Enterprises, Mixbook, GlobalEnglish, Tapped, others).

Brian also served as Head of Corporate Development at Macromedia where he managed strategy, investments and acquisitions and facilitated the sale of the company to Adobe Systems for $3.9 billion.

Chief Technology Officer
Warren Habib

Consulting CTO at Placemeter.

Frank Mashraqi
Director
Frank Mashraqi

Director of Business Operations and Technical Strategy at Fotolog

Thomas Gieselmann
Thomas Gieselmann

Thomas Gieselmann is a co-founder and General Partner of e.ventures. He currently serves on the board of NGINX, Playhaven, Pulse News (Alphonsolabs) and Gamersfirst. Toms specialties are technology driven startups at the cross-section of consumer Internet and its underlying software. Within this data-driven industry Tom has created a unique way of deal sourcing, using large amounts of data on user streams, startup growth rates and viral attention of Internet and mobile startups.

At the age of 14, Thomas founded his first media company, specializing in publishing shopping guides and marketing distribution, which he successfully sold. Thomas started his career building Europe's first multimedia online service. As part of the initial team behind AOL Europe, a joint venture between America Online and Bertelsmann, Europe's largest media company, Thomas started and developed the aol.de portal.

Andrew Cohen
Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen is an entrepreneur and investor currently serving as the general manager at [Bit.ly](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/bit-ly).

Prior to starting at Bit.ly, Cohen worked as the General Manager at [Fotolog](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/fotolog) and as Director of Search and Navigation at [AOL](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/aol).

Andrew attended undergrad at Yale University and completed his MBA at Columbia business school.

Robin Murray
Robin Murray

Robin Murray is responsible for sourcing and executing late-stage venture and growth equity investments in the Internet, communications and financial technology sectors. Besides RetailMeNot, Inc., Robin's investments include Actelis, Ancestry.com, Integral, RadiumOne, Rimini Street and YouSendIt. He was previously an investor in Appshop (acquired by AT&T), Bitfone (acquired by HPQ), CoreMetrics (acquired by IBM), Demand Media (DMD), Fotolog (acquired by HIM.Pa), Merchant eSolutions, Mobile365 (acquired by SY), Omniture (OMTR), Placeware (acquired by MFST) and Vonage (VG). Robin joined Adams Street Partners in 2008. He has previous experience at 3i Ventures, iPIN Corporation, McKinsey and Ernst & Young.

Adam Seifer
Adam Seifer

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Fotolog

Rachel Glickman

Chief Revenue Officer at Fotolog

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Funding Goal
Funding Raised So Far $4,000,000
Funding Commitments $0
Funding Remaining
Funding Type Equity
Pre-Money Valuation
Investor Ownership
Interest / Dividend
Previous Funding

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Contact


Fotolog

New York, NY 10004, US

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