Acquired by on March 10, 2009
Total Equity Funding
$11M in 1 Round from 2 Investors
San Francisco, California
Piczo is a social networking and blogging website for teenagers.
Teenagers, Social Media

Company Details

November 1, 1990
None found in Crunchbase

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

Funding Rounds (1) - $11M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2007$11M / Series C2

Investors (2)

Products (1)

  • Piczo is an online social networking site for teens that makes it easy to update pages, load pictures and video, and communicate with

Competitors (5)

  • Bebo is a social networking website.
  • Friendster is a social gaming site focused on providing users with entertainment and fun.
  • Hi5 is a social networking site that allows its users to create, upload, and share content with other members.
  • MySpace is a social networking site that enables members to make friends, write blog posts, add music, and customize their MySpace pages.
  • Palzme is a global online social networking website that allows users to connect with their friends and family through various features.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    150 California Street

    Suite 1000

    San Francisco, California 94111

    United States

Images (3)


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