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Offices

Silicon Valley
1200 Crossman Ave.
2nd Floor
Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
USA

People

CEO, Board of Directors
VP Engineering
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Investor

Funding

TOTAL $13.3M
FUNDING TOTAL $13.3M
Series A, 1/2006
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
Esther Dyson
Timothy Draper
DFJ Frontier
$2.25M
Series B, 8/2008
RRE Ventures
BlackRock
$11M

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SkyGrid

SkyGrid is a real-time web service that keeps people up-to-date on the things they care about. It is located in Sunnyvale, California and is operated and privately owned by SkyGrid, Inc.

In April 2010, SkyGrid launched on the Apple iPad with an application to browse and share streams of news. People use SkyGrid to receive updates on trending news and to follow their personal interests.

SkyGrid’s name comes from the combining the word “Sky” representing a vast limitless space and “Grid” a simple way to organize an unlimited amount of information.

SkyGrid was founded by Kevin Pomplun, in 2005 when he was 22 years old.

SkyGrid began building technology to create a way for people to see what information was traveling the fastest. As a result of this, Pomplun invented Information Velocity and was issued a United States Patent Aug 23, 2007. SkyGrid began as a real-time search service, then licensed it to the financial market, and now has returned to its original use to provide updates on information people are interested in.

In January 2011, SkyGrid announced the launch of SkyGrid Groups; a service that connects people with the music artists, brands, and public figures they are passionate about.

Groups is a new social forum; connecting the conversations people are having all over the web — on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and hundreds of other places — in one place. For ex, music artists use Groups to connect with fans who are excited about an upcoming show. Brands use Groups to connect with customers who are excited about a new product. Public figures use Groups to connect with voters who are excited about akey issue in their community. Even humanitarian causes are now using Groups to connect with people who want to help.

Recent Milestones

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    SkyGrid — SkyGrid launches a new product: Touchtv, the first ever TV for iPad (1/20/12)
    Posted 1/19/12 at 6:13pm via skygrid.com
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    SkyGrid — SkyGrid today announced its SkyGrid App for iPad is now available on the App Store. Using SkyGrid, iPad users can now discover and share exciting new things from across the Internet right when they’re happening. The patented technology behind SkyGrid (4/2/10)
    Posted 4/2/10 at 10:38am via businesswire.com
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    SkyGrid received $11M in Series B funding. (8/6/08)
    Posted 8/6/08 at 6:11pm via yahoo.com
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    SkyGrid received $2.25M in Series A funding. (1/1/06)
    Posted 1/4/09 at 1:51am
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    SkyGrid added Rok Sosic as VP Engineering.
    Posted 8/6/08 at 6:11pm
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    SkyGrid added Brad Murphy as Director of Sales.
    Posted 1/28/09 at 11:26am
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    SkyGrid added Walt Johnson as VP Operations.
    Posted 8/6/08 at 6:11pm
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    SkyGrid added Kevin Pomplun as CEO, Board of Directors.
    Posted 8/6/08 at 6:11pm
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    SkyGrid added Colin McClean as Director of Client Marketing.
    Posted 1/28/09 at 11:26am
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    SkyGrid added Jonathan Gregg as VP Advertising.
    Posted 4/2/10 at 11:10am
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    SkyGrid added Ed Manning as VP Partnerships.
    Posted 4/2/10 at 11:10am
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    SkyGrid added Brett Bouchard as VP Marketing.
    Posted 4/4/11 at 2:04pm

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Above: SkyGrid Groups
Uploaded: 2/17/11
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Above: SkyGrid for iPad
Uploaded: 3/18/11
SkyGrid screenshot
Above: Lady Gaga SkyGrid Group
Uploaded: 4/8/11

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SkyGrid Groups

Groups is a first-of-its-kind social forum, connecting the conversations people are having all over the web about a topic, artist or brand – on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and hundreds of other places – all in one place.

SkyGrid Groups enables music artists, brands, or public figures to create groups that connect people who share common interests. SkyGrid Groups continue to gain more momentum with growing numbers of people participating in conversations within Groups. A few recently launched and updated groups include 50 Cent’s group about his new freestyle songs, Pearl Jam’s Group about their upcoming Vs and Vitalogy re-issue albums and a new group from Bellator the fastest growing competitor to the UFC.

SkyGrid screenshot
Above: Lady Gaga SkyGrid Group
Uploaded: 4/12/11
SkyGrid screenshot
Above: Ushahidi SkGrid Group
Uploaded: 4/12/11

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Sources

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  2. SkyGrid Closes $11M Round of Series B Funding (biz.yahoo.com) [edit]
  3. SkyGrid App for iPad Now Available on the App Store (businesswire.com) [edit]
    blog.skygrid.com [edit]
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