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68 Jay Street #413
Brooklyn, NY, 11201


TOTAL $9.95M
Series A, 12/2007
RRE Ventures
Series B, 3/2008
DFJ Gotham Ventures
RRE Ventures
Rose Tech Ventures
Series C, 5/2010
DFJ Gotham Ventures
RRE Ventures
Rose Tech Ventures


Tags was a platform for simple private exchange. It enabled users to create simple private exchange points called “drops” which could be generated in as little as two clicks. Each drop could be accessed via the web, email, phone, fax, and widgets.

The service had no email signup and no “accounts.” Each drop was private and only as accessible as users chose to make them. Users could create multiple drops, add any type of media, and share or subscribe as they wanted through email and RSS. 100MB of storage was provided for free and tiered storage was provided at cost up to 25GB.

In 2010, was acquired by Facebook.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake was acquired by Facebook. (10/29/10)
    Posted 10/30/10 at 2:14am via
  • Dollar received $4.85M in Series C funding. (5/3/10)
    Posted 10/29/10 at 3:11pm
  • Check added Kunal Shah as Systems Engineer. (2/1/10)
    Posted 11/15/10 at 12:20pm
  • Check added Zach Sims as Business Development. (1/1/09)
    Posted 6/27/13 at 6:11pm
  • Check — Launch "Files", a Facebook application that enables users to quickly and privately share, collaborate and exchange photo, video, audio and document files on the Facebook platform (9/11/08)
    Posted 9/22/08 at 10:19am
  • Dollar received $3.9M in Series B funding. (3/11/08)
    Posted 3/10/08 at 9:48am via
  • Check added Alexa von Tobel as Head of Business Development. (3/1/08)
    Posted 7/24/13 at 2:30am
  • Check added Jake Good as Lead Engineer. (3/1/08)
    Posted 4/27/12 at 11:21am
  • Check added Chad Stoller as VP, Marketing. (2/1/08)
    Posted 10/9/09 at 3:44pm
  • Dollar received $1.2M in Series A funding. (12/3/07)
    Posted 11/30/07 at 1:11am via
  • Check added Sam Lessin as Co - Founder / CEO. (10/1/07)
    Posted 11/30/07 at 12:56am
  • Check added Jacob Robbins as Head of Software Development.
    Posted 6/18/09 at 2:59pm
  • Check added William Peng as Product, Analytics.
    Posted 4/3/12 at 9:04pm
  • Check added Stuart Ellman as Board Member.
    Posted 11/30/07 at 1:03am
  • Check added Andrew Weinreich as Board Member.
    Posted 11/30/07 at 1:05am



VatorTV Interview: 7/08

Added: 5/26/12


Launch DateNovember 17, 1999
Closed DateJanuary 20, 1990
Tags online-storage screenshot
Above: homepage
Uploaded: 9/9/08 screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 11/26/08

Launch DateSeptember 19, 2008

With Location, you can assign a physical world address or location to any drop. Once your drop is assigned an address, you can then access the content of your drop from that particular location via a GPS enabled BlackBerry® device, a Loki enabled browser or our iPhone application (currently in private beta). screenshot
Above: dropiolocation Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/15/09

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