Status
Acquired by Stardoll on March 10, 2009
Funding Received
$11 Million in 1 Round from 2 Investors
Founded:
November 1, 1990
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
Piczo is a social networking and blogging website for teenagers.
Founders:
Jim Conning
Categories:
Teenagers, Social Network Media, Social Media
Website:
http://www.piczo.com

Detailed Description

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Few websites can say that they emerged from 100 emails sent to potential users and word of mouth. Even fewer can say that from those 100 emails came 10 million unique visitors a day. Such is the story of the creation of Piczo.com, a social networking site aimed at young teens. Piczo presents itself as the safer alternative to other social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, and Friendster. This emphasis on safety is due to heavy involvement by WiredSafety and the Child Exploiation and Online Protection Agency. In 2007, Piczo announced $11 Million in Series C funding, primarily by U.S. Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital. In September 2009 Piczo changed is design to a more girlish design thinking that it would increase it's users, but it only made things worse, both sex's rebelled against this change and still to this day Piczo hasn't regretted changing although many of it's users are now switching to alternatives such as Weebly and Webs.

(Updated on 1st September 2010 by Mongrels

Past Team (9)

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Funding Rounds (1) - $11M

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Products (1)

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    Piczo

    Piczo is an online social networking site for teens that makes it easy to update pages, load...

Investors (2)

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    Mangrove Capital Partners

    Mangrove Capital Partners provides venture capital with a punch to entrepreneurs looking to build...
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    US Venture Partners

    U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) is a leading Silicon valley-based venture capital firm, helping...

Offices/Locations (1)

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    150 California Street

    Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    USA

Competitors (4)

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    Friendster

    Friendster is a social gaming site focused on providing users with entertainment and fun.
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    MySpace

    MySpace is a social networking site that enables members to make friends, write blog posts, add...
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    hi5

    Hi5 is a social networking site that allows its users to create, upload, and share content with...
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    Bebo

    Bebo is a social networking site allowing users to create profiles, connect with friends, watch...

Images (1)

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