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Startup flip; Addicted micro-bloggers update to collaborate; It's time to dance

Innovation series by Meliza Solan Surdi
December 21, 2008 | Comments (5)
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/5fb

Looks like Santa gave an early Christmas present to Jason Goldberg, founder and CEO of Socialmedian. Goldberg sold his one-year-old news aggregation site to Xing for $7.5 million. Xing is a European social network that makes professional contact management simple, with made-to-measure networking functions and services. This is a successful startup story, and a one you don't hear everyday. Start a compan; raise just over half a million; sell for millions in 12 months. Hey, Jason. Nice flip. Have any tips?

See: Socialmedian sells to Xing for $7.5 million

Vator.tv has been evolving well beyond a place for startups to upload one video pitch about their idea and businesses. Today, it's increasingly becoming a place where startups can share their narrative in multiple videos, text and for beta users - short messages. Vator's new product allows startups to micro-blog about anything. Just check out the featured companies on our homepage and you'll see what they're micro-blogging about.

See: Bambi's blog: Vator launches Company updates

 Who said it's all gloom and doom for startups during the holidays? My CEO was greeted with a holiday video in her inbox. VC firm First Round Capital wants to bring about some Christmas cheer by making sure its portfolio companies remember some truisms in life. Not every problem can be solved by cutting costs and hiding in a cave. Sometimes, you just gotta dance. 

See:First Round adds joy to the holidays



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David Saad
David Saad, on December 22, 2008

Now - That's hot!

David Saad
David Saad, on December 22, 2008

Aside Paris Hilton's advice as to what's hot and what's not, here are some clues as to what's in and what's out: Vator's selection of Rihanna's "Just Dance" is hot. First Round Capital's selection of is not. And the dancing - oh my God - need say no more!!! Vator is hot!! First Round Capital is not!!! And that raps it up for the best advice of the year...

Nick Ballantyne
Nick Ballantyne, on December 22, 2008

I Loved The Dance Scene!!!! I Don't Know I saw alot of NY Clips in there????

Rich Reader
Rich Reader, on December 26, 2008

Perhaps some word other than "rapes" would be more accurate.

Joseph Salpietro
Joseph Salpietro, on January 2, 2009

Great Show...well done...! Love the dance scene was that rehearsed..I believe i saw the Britney Spears shake the head and hand movement...Lol..
Awesome love it, we will be following you!

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