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Acquired byRoom 214
TermsCash and Stock

General Information
DescriptionSocial Network & Community Platform


SocialEngine HQ
2898 Rowena Ave
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA, 90039


Founder, CEO


TOTAL $12k
Seed, 8/2011




SocialEngine is a platform that helps people and brands build vibrant online communities. Thousands of social websites are powered by the SocialEngine platform, and millions of end-users enjoy these sites every day.

Customers include Shell, MasterCard, Apple, Kaplan University, SurfAir, Electronic Arts, Startup Revolution, and thousands of local organizations and affinity groups.

SocialEngine PHP is a self-hosted platform that gives community builders full source code access and unlimited freedom to create their own custom social experiences. Hundreds of third-party developers have created and sell thousands of their own addons for the platform. SocialEngine PHP is sold on a per-license basis.

SocialEngine Cloud is a SaaS platform that makes it incredibly easy to create a social website with no hosting, installation, or programming experience needed.

Based in Los Angeles, SocialEngine is a TechStars Boulder 2011 company.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    SocialEngine was acquired by Room 214. (12/1/13)
    Posted 1/17/14 at 5:18pm via
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    SocialEngine added Warren Shaeffer as COO. (1/1/13)
    Posted 6/14/13 at 12:30pm
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    SocialEngine — Meet SocialEngine, white label software that helps businesses build their own branded, interest-driven social networks, control their message and turn participants into potential customers. The service has been around for a few years with some success, bu (10/18/12)
    Posted 11/16/12 at 3:00pm via
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    SocialEngine — Los Angeles-based SocialEngine recently announced the launch of their SocialEngine (SE) Cloud platform, which lets brands and affinity groups create their own interest-based social networks, similar to what Ning offers on its DIY social network platform. (10/5/12)
    Posted 11/16/12 at 2:59pm via
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    SocialEngine — For a tech startup that is more than five years old, has 10,000 customers, and is operating profitably at $1.4 million in 2011 revenue without raising nearly any outside capital, Los Angeles-based SocialEngine has been decidedly old school. To date, the w (9/26/12)
    Posted 11/16/12 at 2:57pm via
  • Dollar
    SocialEngine received $12k in Seed funding. (8/1/11)
    Posted 7/31/11 at 7:03pm via
  • Check
    SocialEngine added Alex Benzer as Founder, CEO. (6/1/07)
    Posted 7/21/11 at 12:07pm
  • Check
    SocialEngine added Charlotte Genevier as Founder, CTO. (6/1/07)
    Posted 7/19/11 at 8:34pm



SocialEngine screenshot
Above: SocialEngine HomePage Screenshot
Uploaded: 3/7/13


SocialEngine Cloud
Launch DateSeptember, 2012
Tags saas, online-community
SocialEngine screenshot
Above: SocialEngine Cloud Site - Dirty Ladle
Uploaded: 3/13/13
SocialEngine screenshot
Above: SocialEngine Cloud Site - Stream Theme
Uploaded: 3/13/13

SocialEngine PHP
Launch Date2007


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    SocialEngine Launches DIY Social Network Platform To Be The Next Ning ( [edit]
    Why Brands Should Build Their Own Social Communities ( [edit]
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