Grouply has been closed and acquired
Total Equity Funding
$4.84M in 5 Rounds from 5 Investors
Redwood City, California
Grouply pioneers the “social group,” an online community that combines the best features of social networks and online groups.
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Messaging, Software, Information Technology

Company Details


Grouply is pioneering the “social group” — a new type of online community that combines the best features of social networks and online groups. Social groups offer the social interactivity, media sharing, and modern design of social networking sites like Facebook; and the rich discussions, popular email interface, and people-discovery opportunities found in traditional online group systems like Yahoo! Groups. With Grouply, you can create a new social group about anything you like or join a social group and connect with others who share your interests and passions.

Existing Google and Yahoo! Groups get an “extreme makeover” on Grouply; each gets a modern, professional, fully customizable website that automatically interoperates with Google and Yahoo! Groups.

Grouply was founded in 2006 and is funded by O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SoftTech VC and prominent angel investors including Reid Hoffman.

Funding Rounds (5) - $4.84M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2008$1.3M / Series A4
Jan, 2008$1.3M / Venture2
Jan, 2008$365k / Angel4
Jun, 2007$940k / Seed2
Jun, 2007$935k / Angel3

Products (2)

  • As a Grouply user, you receive a single Smart Digest email each day that summarizes what's going on across all your groups, highlighting
  • Grouply enables you to access all your existing groups from one place. You can search or browse all your groups at once. You can view a

News (30)

Jan 8, 2011TechCrunch - SoftTech VC II
Dec 14, 2010TechCrunch - Oodle Widens Its Social Reach On Facebook Marketplace
Nov 23, 2010TechCrunch - Will the Real "eBay of Social" Please Stand Up? (TCTV)
Nov 18, 2010Gigaom - Online Classifieds Site Oodle Acquires Crowd Organizer Grouply
Nov 18, 2010Xconomy - Oodle Acquires Grouply for Undisclosed Sum
Nov 17, 2010Business Wire - Oodle Acquires Grouply
Nov 17, 2010TechCrunch - Social Classifieds Service Oodle Buys Grouply
Nov 17, 2010PaidContent (closed) - Oodle acquired Grouply

Competitors (3)

  • GymGroups is bringing gyms to the 21st century with social engagement and member analytics
  • Ning by glam media is a SaaS-based platform for deploying vibrant social communities and websites.
  • SocialEngine is a platform enabling individuals and brands to build social websites and online communities.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    495 Seaport Court, Suite 103

    Redwood City, California 94063

    United States

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