Thursday, September 27, 2007

Announcing the Dopplr 100

Dopplr has just opened up its invitation-only social network to business travellers from 100 leading companies and international organizations.

The Dopplr 100 is a great way of slowly opening up the service to a frequent travelers from some of the world's coolest brands who have already been active users of the service and now want to spread the word to their colleagues.

Check out the list and see if you're on it -- if not and you're a frequent traveller, please send me an email and I'll give you an invite :)

TAG recently invested in Dopplr alongside some great fellow travellers.

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TAG joins Mashery Series A

There is a great post today covering Mashery's latest funding round by Marshall at Read/WriteWeb.

Mashery takes a lot of the pain away from company's who want to offer access to their web services API. Customers can really focus on their API and not worry about having to manage the plumbing headaches of access controls, metering, metrics, preformance scaleablity and developer tools.

This is a serious pain point in a world of mashups and APIs. Some of Mashery's current customers include Trulia, Compete and Zoominfo.

TAG is really excited to be a small investor in Mashery's latest round of financing and join Oren and Scott's great team and some excellent existing investors to help develop their presence in Europe.

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Stardolls starts to showcase DKNY and Sephora

Stardoll has just announced a relationship with some of LVMH's best-known fashion brands, who will be developing a presence within the Stardoll environment.

The business has taken an incredible journey from its early days in 2004 as a hobby site for Liisa, a Finnish grandmother, who developed the earliest versions of the service with her son.

This is a major step forward for the business, which has grown remarkably to having over 10m members and is one of the most popular destinations on the web for 8-17 girls to hang out and have fun.

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Friday, September 14, 2007 Crosses $11 Million in Microloans to Developing Nations

This is one of the most impressive and inspiring services online - congrats to Kiva Crosses $11 Million in Microloans to Developing Nations