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Closed Date8/2011
Closed URLtechcrunch.com/20...
Acquired byGoogle
Price$182M
Date8/2010

General Information

Offices

San Francisco, USA
301 Brannan Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94107
USA

Funding

TOTAL $78M
FUNDING TOTAL $78M
Series A, 1/2005
Max Levchin
Scott Banister
Series B, 7/2005
BlueRun Ventures
Founders Fund
$8M
Series C, 11/2006
BlueRun Ventures
Khosla Ventures
Mayfield Fund
Founders Fund
$20M
Series D, 1/2008
T. Rowe Price
Fidelity Investments
$50M

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Slide Closed down on August, 2011

Slide

Slide, founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, makes widgets that help people express themselves. The company took a big risk in 2006 when they gave users the ability to auto-insert slide shows into their MySpace pages and blasting bulletins out to all their friends. They did this by asking users to hand over their MySpace credentials, and doing all the hard work for them. This is a clear violation of MySpace’s terms of service, though, and most people expected Slide to receive a cease and desist letter and/or get access turned off. But that never happened, and Slide’s big bet has paid off. Slide has since evolved to offer a number of widgets. Users create and personalize widgets on Slide.com and can then use them on social networks, blogs and desktops.

According to comScore Slide has more than 117 million unique monthly viewers. Slide also claims more than 200,000 new Slide Shows are added to the Slide Network each day.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Closed. (8/1/11)
    Posted
  • Handshake
    Slide was acquired by Google for $182M. (8/6/10)
    Posted 8/6/10 at 9:39am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Slide added Veronica Tegen as Director of Advertising Operations. (3/1/09)
    Posted 4/8/13 at 7:24pm
  • Check
    Slide added Ryan Sommer as PR Manager. (4/1/08)
    Posted 1/20/10 at 12:17pm
  • Check
    Slide added Suhail Doshi as Software Engineer. (1/1/08)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 3:05am
  • Dollar
    Slide received $50M in Series D funding. (1/1/08)
    Posted 1/19/08 at 12:32am via nytimes.com
  • Check
    Slide added Keith Rabois as EVP of Strategy & Business Development. (5/1/07)
    Posted 2/9/08 at 1:59pm
  • Dollar
    Slide received $20M in Series C funding. (11/1/06)
    Posted 7/12/07 at 1:46am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Slide added Jen Burton as Product Manager. (1/1/06)
    Posted 7/6/13 at 12:49pm
  • Check
    Slide added John Duncan as General Counsel. (10/22/05)
    Posted 2/9/08 at 1:59pm
  • Dollar
    Slide received $8M in Series B funding. (7/1/05)
    Posted 7/12/07 at 1:48am via mashable.com
  • Check
    Slide added Scott Banister as Board of Directors. (2/1/05)
    Posted 5/12/08 at 11:19pm
  • Check
    Slide added Max Levchin as Founder / CEO / Chairman. (1/1/05)
    Posted 2/9/08 at 1:59pm
  • Dollar
    Slide received () in Series A funding. (1/1/05)
    Posted 8/31/07 at 5:18am
  • Check
    Slide added Kevin Ho as Director of Design.
    Posted 7/12/10 at 9:10am
  • Check
    Slide added Mike Huang as Vice President, Product.
    Posted 2/9/08 at 1:59pm

Videos

Above:

This video was originally published on Beet.TV

Added: 8/6/08
Above:

Vator.TV Interview

Added: 1/26/09

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Products

Slide

Websiteslide.com
StageLive
Launch DateAugust 30, 2005
Closed DateNovember 16, 2011
Tags expression, widget, slide-shows, guestbook, image-hosting, screensaver, funpix, skinflix, slide, wiki

Slide initially focused on MySpace, but now their widgets can be used on a number of sites including Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, Xanga, Tagged and Blogger. In addition, Slide also has some of the most popular applications on the Facebook Platform. Top Friends, a Facebook app which displays a user’s best friends on their profile, has over 8 million users. Most of Slide’s traffic comes through the use of their widgets though, which are Slide Shows, Guestbook, Image Hosting, FunPix (spice up your pictures), SkinFlix (personalize YouTube clips) and Screensaver. When you want to add a little pizzazz to your profile, website or desktop, these are sure to do the trick!

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

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Slide

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