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Websitestudivz.net
Blogblog.studivz.net
Twitter@vz_netzwerke
CategoryConsumer Web
Emailvorzimmer@studivz...
Employees300
Founded10/2005
DescriptionGerman Social Network

Offices

Berlin, DEU
Saarbrücker Strasse 38
Berlin, 10405, DEU

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VZnet Netzwerke

Studivz.net is very similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was sold to Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, a German publishing group, for €85 million in January 2007.

Other investors of Studivz include the Samwer brothers, founders of ringtone company Jamba (sold for $270M) and Alando (sold to eBay for $43M in 1999).

As of July 2008, StudiVZ has 9 million active Users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Users are on three Socialnetworks: StudiVZ (4.1M Users) SchülerVZ (4.9M Users) and MeinVZ (1.8M Users)

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VZnet Netzwerke screenshot
Above: StudiVZ Profil Page
Uploaded: 2/18/10

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MeinVZ

Websitemeinvz.net
StageLive
Launch DateFebruary 27, 2008
VZnet Netzwerke screenshot
Above: Personal Profile
Uploaded: 12/2/08

SchülerVZ

Websiteschuelervz.net
StageLive
Launch DateFebruary 28, 2007

SchülerVZ is a social network for German high school students with 7 million active users (72% of all German high school students have a profile).

StudiVZ

Websitestudivz.net
StageLive
Launch DateOctober, 2005

StudiVZ is a social networking platform for students (in particular for college and university students in Europe), based in Berlin, Germany. The name is an abbreviation of the German expression Studentenverzeichnis, which means students’ directory. The service is largely comparable to other social networking sites.

StudiVZ claims to be one of the biggest social networks in Europe, with over 16.000.000 members as of Junuary 2010, mostly in the German-speaking countries; Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

VZnet Netzwerke screenshot
Above: StudiVZ Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 7/20/08
VZnet Netzwerke screenshot
Above: StudiVZ Personal Profil
Uploaded: 2/18/10
VZnet Netzwerke screenshot
Above: StudiVZ Personal Profil
Uploaded: 2/18/10

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Sources

  1. Wikipedia (de.wikipedia.org) [edit]
  2. techcrunch.com [edit]
    techcrunch.com [edit]
    studiVZ (static.pe.schuelervz.net) [edit]
    mehrblog.net (mehrblog.net) [edit]
    VZlog.de: studiVZ Ltd. wird VZnet Netzwerke Ltd. (vzlog.de) [edit]
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