Socialcam = 3 Employees + 46 Angels
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Silicon Valley!
That's right, SocialCam is racing to become the Instagram for Video player.
Their competitor Viddy has 30 employees and is raising 30 on 370.
Mother of God, SocialCam has 3 employees and a whole lotta angels:
Brian Chesky – CEO, Airbnb
Jonathan Abrams – Partner, Founders Den
Jason Johnson – Partner, Founders Den
Zachary Bogue – Partner, Founders Den
Michael Levit – Partner, Founders Den
Jeff Kapel – Assistant Coach, Duke Basketball
WME – Ari Emmanuel & Jason Lublin
Trajan Langdon – Retired NBA Basketball Player
Yuri Milner & Felix Shpilman – Startfund
Troy Carter & Allison Streuter – Atom Factory
SV Angel – Ron, David, Kevin, Topher, Robert
Crunchfund – Michael, MG, Patrick
Paul Buchheit – Inventor of Gmail, Founder FriendFeed, Partner Y-Combinator
Garry Tan – Partner Y-Combinator, Co-Founder Posterous
Alexis Ohanian – Partner Y-Combinator, Co-Founder Reddit
Harj Taggar – Partner Y-Combinator, Co-Founder Auctomatic
Paul Graham – Co-founder Y-Combinator
Jessica Livingston – Partner Y-Combinator
Tim Draper – Draper Associates
Stewart Alsop – Alsop Louie
Erik Moore – Angel investor in Zappos
Justin Kan – Co-Founder EXEC, Co-Founder Justin.tv/Twitch.tv
Emmett Shear – CEO & Co-Founder Justin.tv/Twitch.tv
Kyle Vogt – Co-Founder Justin.tv/Twitch.tv
Matt Ocko – Angel Investor
A-Grade Investments – Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, and Chris Hollod
Ronny Conway – Andreessen Horowitz
Justin Caldbeck – Lightspeed
Shervin Pishevar – Menlo Ventures
Laurene Powell Jobs & Stacey Rubin – Emerson Collective
Ram Shiram – Sherpalo, Angel Investor in Google
Shane Battier – NBA Basketball player, Miami Heat
Michael Rapino & Michael Abrams – Live Nation
That's gotta be the most angels ever for a startup, right?
How much did they raise for this number of headaches, I mean angels?
Rumor mill says $4.20 million.
And I can remember just last week when we thought another YCombinator company raising $4.20 million in seed from 14 VC's was a record.
Was that just last week?
It's getting hot in here.
Then again, 8 million users in a month can't be wrong.
The are playing tricks to acquire them - http://mgalligan.com/post/23113579600/socialcams-shady-secret
Also relevant Fred Wilson's post about this new generation of Open Graph growth - http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2012/05/easy-come-easy-go.html
Thanks Amit, I hadn't seem those.
Wow, Facebook has a lot of power to make apps and destroy them too.
That's why we are not using Facebook connect :)
We'll I don't think you should avoid using Facebook connect. Facebook is a great platform for user acquisition and most people see increased sign-up conversions with connect.
We're using Twitter instead. Facebook doesn't offer exclusivity that we need to attract celebrities to our platform.
Hum...I don't think understand what you mean. What type of exclusivity does twitter offer that Facebook doesn't?
Well, celebrities are on Twitter and their fans are there. Facebook is for everyone. I don't want to confuse my users by offering multiple sign-up options.