Funding Received
$13.9 Million in 2 Rounds from 13 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$12.1 Million Series A on February 16, 2012
Founded:
January 26, 2011
Headquarters:
Palo Alto, CA
Description:
Backplane believes that the future of social networking does not lie in an all-encompassing network, but in niche networks with purpose.
Founders:
Troy Carter, Joe Lonsdale, Joey Primiani, Alex Moore, Matt Michelsen
Categories:
Curated Web
Website:
http://thebackplane.com

Detailed Description

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Backplane is a platform that allows like-minded people to connect across their shared interests. Our first community was around Lady Gaga's LittleMonsters.com, and is almost a million strong. We believe that consumers and brands want more meaningful ways to connect and engage with each other online. We are partnering with the world's best brands to create authentic community.

Current Team (4)

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Past Team (4)

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Board Members and Advisors (2)

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Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (13)

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    Google Ventures

    Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc.
  • A81f0db0abb1b15488b27cc59053d185

    Menlo Ventures

    Menlo Ventures provides capital for seed through growth technology companies.
  • 20e0740010dd063a306ed323780065b0

    SV Angel

    SV Angel is the micro VC firm located in Silicon Valley and founded by angel investors, Ron...
  • 3f2609235fdebdff6f73e3720997a1d5

    i/o Ventures

    I/o Ventures is an early-stage startup funding firm mentoring newly founded companies by...
  • Aedd81d7d0c4e865b4c87143189d9dc1

    TomorrowVentures

    Seed and early-stage VC
  • Fd38b5020583da290f6f976fe8c0348b

    Safa Rashtchy

    Chairman of the Board @ InvestmentYogi
  • C5825bee32039cf031d29673bf1d213a

    Georgetown Angels

    Georgetown Angels invests in start-ups and creates a networking environment with real-world...
  • 535b9f771ee6d53b4986d9a5ed49d385

    FF Angel LLC

    Seed Stage Fund

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    119 University Ave

    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    USA