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Closed Date2012
Acquired byOodle

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Redwood City, USA
495 Seaport Court, Suite 103
Redwood City, CA, 94063


Co-founder and COO
Co-founder and VP of Engineering
VP Mobile Architecture, Walmart Labs
Lead Web Developer
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Grouply Closed down 2012


Grouply is pioneering the “social group” — a new type of online community that combines the best features of social networks and online groups. Social groups offer the social interactivity, media sharing, and modern design of social networking sites like Facebook; and the rich discussions, popular email interface, and people-discovery opportunities found in traditional online group systems like Yahoo! Groups. With Grouply, you can create a new social group about anything you like or join a social group and connect with others who share your interests and passions.

Existing Google and Yahoo! Groups get an “extreme makeover” on Grouply; each gets a modern, professional, fully customizable website that automatically interoperates with Google and Yahoo! Groups.

Grouply was founded in 2006 and is funded by O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SoftTech VC and prominent angel investors including Reid Hoffman.

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Grouply Customization

Added: 12/12/09


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Above: Group Website
Uploaded: 12/12/09


Grouply Smart Digest
Launch DateSeptember 30, 2007
Tags ad-supported-software

As a Grouply user, you receive a single Smart Digest email each day that summarizes what’s going on across all your groups, highlighting what’s interesting to you and hiding what’s not.

Grouply screenshot
Above: Grouply Smart Digest Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Grouply screenshot
Above: Grouply Smart Digest Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 2/5/08



“Extreme Makeover” for your Google and Yahoo! Groups

Grouply Website
Launch DateSeptember 30, 2007
Tags ad-supported-software

Grouply enables you to access all your existing groups from one place. You can search or browse all your groups at once. You can view a single cross-group event calendar and see the most active discussions and other useful summaries that cover all your groups.

Grouply recognizes different message types such as Event, For Sale, News, and Discussion. Users who opt to post messages from the Grouply website are presented with a template specific to their message type, simplifying the posting process and ensuring that key information isn’t missed. Messages types also make it easier to pick out interesting new messages from the flood that arrives each day.

Grouply converts your groups from simple email lists into a vibrant social networks. Besides reading and posting messages, Grouply users can rate, tag, bookmark, and edit messages. Grouply aggregates this social metadata and presents it back to users in exciting ways. You can view the most popular messages and discover the most popular topics or authors in a group. Grouply suggests groups you might like to join and people with interests similar to yours. In Grouply, a user’s profile page is dynamic, reflecting the user’s latest activity in the groups you share.

Grouply screenshot
Above: Grouply Website Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Grouply screenshot
Above: Grouply Website Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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