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General Information

Websitedotblu.com
Blogblog.dotblu.com
Twitter@dotblu
CategoryConsumer Web
Employees
Founded2007

Offices

San Francisco, USA
360 Ritch St
Ste 205
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1747
USA

Funding

TOTAL $3.76M
FUNDING TOTAL $3.76M
Angel, 1/2007
Jawed Karim
Kevin Hartz
Keith Rabois
$250k
Series A, 12/2008
D.E. Shaw & Co.
FLOODGATE
$2M
Series B, 9/2010
$1.51M

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DotBlu Closed down on October 21, 2009

DotBlu

DotBlu, formerly known as BluBet, lets people place fake bets on a variety of subjects ranging from entertainment to sports to technology to news and more. The key here is that BluBet involves no form of betting real money. Users can sign up for free and receive 30,000 BluBucks (which again have no actual monetary value), which they can use to place bets on a range of topics.

Other DotBlu rules: you get 1,000 BluBucks for every bet you create and if you lose all your BluBucks, the bust will appear on your record but you will automatically receive 10,000 more BluBucks. BluBet also offers polls and challenges as two different types of bets. Poll bet outcomes are determined by the most popular response, while challenge outcomes are based on the outcomes of a real-life event.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    DotBlu received $1.51M in Series B funding. (9/24/10)
    Posted 1/31/14 at 2:38am via sec.gov
  • Check
    DotBlu — dotblue product hits the deadpool (10/21/09)
    Posted 3/2/10 at 11:01am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Closed. (10/21/09)
    Posted
  • Dollar
    DotBlu received $2M in Series A funding. (12/16/08)
    Posted 12/16/08 at 2:24pm via thealarmclock.com
  • Dollar
    DotBlu received $250k in Angel funding. (1/1/07)
    Posted 8/21/07 at 9:59pm
  • Check
    DotBlu added Song Kim as Founder.
    Posted 9/21/07 at 4:24am
  • Check
    DotBlu added Joe Greenstein as Advisor.
    Posted 2/11/08 at 11:06pm
  • Check
    DotBlu added Kevin Hartz as Board of Directors.
    Posted 4/19/08 at 12:57pm

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Websitedotblu.com
Blogblog.dotblu.com
StageLive
Closed DateOctober 21, 2009
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  2. Online Social Gaming's DotBlu Raises $2M 1st Round (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  3. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  4. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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