- Palo Alto, CA
- Backplane believes that the future of social networking does not lie in an all-encompassing network, but in niche networks with purpose.
- Joe Lonsdale, Troy Carter, Alex Moore, Joey Primiani
- Social Network, Apps
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.
Funding Rounds (3) - $18.9MUpdate
|Apr 12, 2016||The Standard - Lady Gaga's start-up gamble flops|
|Apr 11, 2016||TechCrunch - Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane burns out and sells assets|
|Jan 20, 2016||TechCrunch - Opentest Delivers Usability Feedback Via Video|
|Nov 3, 2015||TechCrunch - High-Profile Lawsuit Against VC Joe Lonsdale Dropped|
|Oct 30, 2015||Huffington Post - Tech - The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley|
|Jun 19, 2015||TechCrunch - Legendary Talent Manager Troy Carter To Speak At Disrupt SF|
|Oct 20, 2014||TechCrunch - Credit Suisse Launches Entrepreneurs Circle To Support African-American Entrepreneurs|
|Sep 30, 2014||Alley Watch - A New York VC Spotlight: Joshua Siegel|
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