Meet new people around you
ChirpMe is an application to meet new people on Facebook through shared interest, mutual friends and more. ChirpMe leverages the social graph in a compelling way to create a safe and contextual way for new people to meet.
Founders have deep experience in building social applications on the Facebook platform. Previously pioneered and led the sports gaming category on Facebook which scaled to millions of users around the world. Early team members come from top social gaming and consumer web companies with strong experience producing top tier consumer web applications.
Some of our Investors
Matt Ocko, Managing Director of Archimedes Capital, has nearly three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive, and venture capitalist, both in the US and in China. Matt holds a BA in Physics from Yale University. Matt has been a General Partner of VantagePoint Venture Partners and Softbank Technology Ventures (of which he was a founder). He is also a venture parter at Sevin Rosen Funds. Matt has led investments in and/or served on the Boards of the following: Zynga (seed), Facebook (early and large secondary), XenSource (acqd by Citrix), OpenText (OTEX), DataMirror (DMCX), SupportSoft (SPRT), CriticalPath (CPTH), VxTreme (MSFT), Zip2 (HPQ), Verisign (VRSN), Alantro (TXN), UltraDNS (NSR), 3Ware (AMCC), Planet U (Transora), nDSP (PXLW), Sandcraft (NETL), and NuCore (MediaTek).
Tarkan Maner is the President and CEO at Wyse Technology, the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. Cloud Client Computing is the ultimate client computing solution for our time, replacing the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, un-green and expensive PC. Cloud Client Computing delivers the security, reliability, scalability, flexibility, and user experience with the lowest energy usage and total cost of ownership. Cloud Client Computing simply connects all the dots: Cloud client software, hardware and services.
Jon Soberg - Blumberg Capital
Jon Soberg has over 17 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, and operational executive. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital, Jon held CEO, COO and CFO positions at several startups, and has built large organizations from the ground up in several companies including Ditech, Broadband Digital Group and Adforce, which had a highly successful IPO. A CFA Charterholder and adjunct faculty in the Wharton Marketing Department, Jon has consulted for top companies including Toyota, HSBC, Neiman Marcus, Capital Group and Accenture. Jon started his career in technology at CMU’s Field Robotics Center.
Mark Ghermezian - T5 Capital Partners LLC
Mark is the Co-Founder and CEO of Appboy. Appboy is enhancing mobile apps to help developers expand, engage and understand their user base through one solution. Mark is a successful serial entrepreneur and also a VP at Tripple Five.
Karl Jacob is a four-time entrepreneur and has been building and advising companies for the last 14 years. He also worked as a manager at Sun Microsystems and an executive at Microsoft. In his career, Jacob raised over $200 million from prestigious investors like Amerindo, Microsoft, eBay, Integral Partners, Norwest Ventures, Bay Partners, Benchmark Capital, Deutsche Bank, Ignition Partners, Vulcan Ventures and others. He started four companies from no revenue to significant revenues or being acquired. One of his companies, Dimension X, was acquired by Microsoft in 1997; and another, Keen (now Ingenio), was acquired by AT&T in 2007. Companies with Jacob as CEO have generated over $300 million in returns to investors and over $150 million in revenue per year. He has received numerous awards, including being named one of BusinessWeek ’s top ten up-and-comers.
Weighing in at 150 lbs, is Mark Pincus, frenetic visionary of Zynga. His DNA is one strand entrepreneur and one strand competitive gamer. Mark founded Tribe.net, one of the first social networks in 2003. Prior to Tribe, he was the founder and CEO of SupportSoft. Prior to SupportSoft, Mark co-founded Freeloader, the first consumer push information service.
George Zachary - Charles River Ventures
George Zachary joined Charles River Ventures in 2004. He brings more than 17 years of operating and investing experience in computing and consumer technology. George’s focus is on building great services and software technology companies. George led CRV ’s investments in Areae, Geni.com, GoTV, Millennial Media, Skyrider, SocialMedia Networks and Twitter and is a board member at Twitter.
Entrepreneur/Exec: founder of AdForce (IPO 1999), XDegrees (acquired by MSFT). Wink (acquired by Reunion.com), Verity (IPO 1995, acquired by Autonomy). Investor/Advisor: LinkedIn, Cloudmark, Wikia, ICON Aircraft, PayNearMe, BrightRoll, Fundly, Revision3, DebtGoal, SimplyHired, Flock (acquired by Zynga), FamilyLink, Dogster (acquired by Say Media), Maya’s Mom (acquired by J&J BabyCenter), LucidChart, DoubleDutch, Concurrent, ChirpMe, SecretBuilders, others...
Bret was previously a Senior Director of Corporate Development at Zynga. Bret specializes in social gaming, virtual currency and virality.
Roger's experience lies in social, mobile, gaming, & general web markets. Roger joined Zynga in early 2008 after his social gaming company's acquisition. While at Zynga, Roger founded popular titles Mafia Wars and Fishville.
Dave McClure is a venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund & incubator program headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor & investor, blogger, and internet marketing nerd.
Siqi was the Founder and CEO of Serious Business, a world class social gaming company which was acquired by Zynga were he is now a general manager. Prior to founding Serious Business, Siqi developed software and product design for Powerset, a natural language search engine acquired by Microsoft for $100 million in August of 2008. While at Powerset, Siqi was one of the creators of Powerlabs, a social network that was a key proving ground for the company’s emerging products. Prior to Powerset, Siqi was a Product Manager at Veoh, one of the leading video content sites on the Internet, and also spent time working on machine vision technology at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL).Siqi holds a Bachleor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego.