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General Information

Websitezivity.com
Blogblog.zivity.com
Twitter@cyantist
Birthdate5/17/77

Degrees

Current Companies

CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Contributing Writer

Former Companies

Standards and Practices Manager, Manager of Strategic Support, Senior Manager-Security Operations
Tools and Automation Engineer
Operations, Systems Administration, Development Support

Web Presences

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Photo Credit

Cyan Banister

Cyan is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zivity, a prolific angel investor with her husband Scott Banister (Tagged, SpaceX, Uber and others (See AngelList for full list), board member, advisor and also a contributing writer for TechCrunch and Women2.0.

Cyan co-founded the controversial website Zivity.com, which is a subscription based social networking site for creators and fans of beautiful and tasteful glamour photography. She currently serves on the board of directors for Mimoco, best known for their MIMOBOT line of designer USB storage devices.

Cyan has held many leadership roles throughout her career, from leading technical operations teams in an enterprise software company to helping women master technology as CTO of a nonprofit organization.

As a side note, Cyan donates money every year to the world juggling federation, women’s division.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
TenderTree 11/2012Seed$1.3M7
NewHound 3/2012Seed$1.5M10
MightyText 2011Seed$650k10
TekTrak 11/2010Series A10
Uber 10/2010Angel$1.25M15
GameCrush 8/2010Angel$700k7
Thumbtack 6/2010Angel$1.2M14
Hot Potato 11/2009Series A$1.42M16
Mimoco 1/2009Series A1
OtherInbox 7/2008Angel4
EQAL 4/2008Series A$5M7
Zivity 8/2007Seed$1M3

Videos

Above:

Cyan Banister interviewed by 1938 Media.

Added: 5/30/08

Sources

  1. 500 Startups-Backed TenderTree Raises $1.3 Million To Expand Its Marketplace Of In-Home Caregivers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Mobile Ad Optimization Startup AppStack Raises $1.5M From Eric Schmidt, Google Ventures And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. iPhone Tracking Service Provider TekTrak Locates Seed Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. UberCab raises $1.25M to end your futile search for taxis (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  6. techcrunch.com [edit]
  7. Well-known angels back local services startup Thumbtack.com (thumbtack.com) [edit]
  8. Hot Potato Raises $1.42 For Event Social Networking (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
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  11. Lonely No More: Lonelygirl15 Production Company EQAL Gets $5 Million Funding (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  12. Zivity, an adult social network, raises $1M before launch (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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