Skout reminds a16z of Hotmail
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Silicon Valley!
Stashed in: @a16z
"The thing is exploding," said Scott Weiss, a general partner at the venture firm. "I was part of the founding team at Hotmail, and it reminds me of that."
Skout does 300 million flirt messages a month.
Hotmail was more general purpose than flirting messages.
It will be interesting to see if Skout will go the general-purpose-messaging route.
It's also interesting to note that Skout was turned down by something like 100 investors before receiving $22 million in funding.
It really is feast-or-famine out there for startups.