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TOTAL $70k
FUNDING TOTAL $70k
Angel, 3/2011
Vitaly Rubstein
Ahti Heinla
Taavi Lepmets
$70k

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Talentag

Talentag as a company runs 3 online services: Talentag.com, Utopic.me & Emp.ly.

Talentag allows you to crowd-source your social talent profile. You tag your friends to tell them what they’re good at or what describes them, creating a social profile for them. You also receive tags and vouches back, getting feedback from others. Your profile says, what others think of you. Talentag can be also used as a community database to find people according to tags.

Utopic.me shows the hottest topics among your friends. You can browse the most popular links, videos, music, movies & events, shared and liked by your friends. You’ll have a personalized real-time view of what’s trending today among people who matter to you the most. Initial content comes mostly from Facebook, with other data sources like Twitter, Youtube and others to be added shortly. Utopic was launched in March, 2011.

The company also operates Emp.ly, a a simple web app to post job ads to social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and add rewards and incentives for people to spread the word. It’s the quickest and easiest way to post vacancies on multiple networks and get stats on views, clicks and sharing.

The company is based in San Francisco, California and Tartu, Estonia.

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Emp.ly

Websiteemp.ly
StageBeta
Launch DateMay, 2010

Emp.ly is a simple web app to post job ads to social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and add rewards and incentives for people to spread the word. It’s the quickest and easiest way to post vacancies on multiple networks and get stats on views, clicks and sharing.

Talentag.com

Websitetalentag.com
StageBeta
Launch DateJuly, 2010
Tags profile, tag, badge, feedback, talent

Talentag allows you to crowd-source your social talent profile.

You tag your friends to tell them what they’re good at or what describes them, creating a social profile for them.

You also receive tags and vouches back, getting feedback from others. Your profile says, what others think of you.

Talentag can be also used as a community database to find people according to tags.

Utopic.me

Websiteutopic.me
StageBeta
Launch DateMarch 1, 2011
Tags aggregator, trends, facebook, twitter, youtube, friends, social-discovery, bookmarking, bookmarks, content-discovery, news

Visual bookmarking meets content discovery.

Save links for your own use. Share them with others. Discover cool content.

One-click bookmarking Browser extensions to quickly save any web page. Links are auto-tagged by keywords to find them fast later.

Discover hot topics See what friends and influencers share and like. Follow people sharing your interests.

Aggregate favorites Automatically collect and visually publish as a profile all the links you’ve shared or favorited on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Google Reader and elsewhere.

Semantic & content analysis is used to tag ~0.5 million unique content items daily with keywords & rate their popularity, then matched to users interests.

New version, focusing on visual social bookmarking, launched October 5th, 2011.

Talentag screenshot
Above: Utopic content discovery homepage
Uploaded: 10/16/11

Sources

  1. Utopic finds an Angel in Skype chief technical architect Ahti Heinla (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Emp.ly: we're live with beta! (blog.emp.ly) [edit]
    Awesome coverage and a standalone site for Talentag (blog.emp.ly) [edit]
    Now – get real feedback with Talentag (blog.emp.ly) [edit]
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