We recently had a chance to sit down with recently funded CEO Brian Wong, to find out more about what he’s working on with Kiip.me
Brian was recently funded by True Ventures and has had an amazing couple of weeks. Being the youngest to be funded by True Ventures, Brian said that he is looking forward to what is to come, and excited to to be launching at the end of the year.
Thanks to @KickLabsSF for sharing the space, and @Brian_Wong for the interview! We look forward to many more to come!
It was great to see my partner-in-crime from Photobucket days, Kurt Collins, at his own launch party for Enole.
Enole is seeking to change the world by enabling online users to interact with the offline world by unifying and authenticating their identity through Single Sign-On (SSO). Think about a world where (eventually) you could replace your wallet, your keys, your credit cards, your passport with just one device? Wouldn’t it be even better if this turned out to be a more secure solution than the carrying around all that stuff? This is the problem Enole seeks to solve for the world. Kurt Collins and Aaron Knoll founded the company in October and launched December of 2009. Being entrepreneurs with lofty inspirations, they started out on their mission by bootstrapping the entire venture. Their first live demonstration of the product was ZapCash at the Future of Money and Technology conference and only a few months later they were finalist at the Venture Beat Mobile Beat 2010 Competition. Already there are over 10,000 consumers on the platform, including users for the online dating site PickV.com, who’s CEO Christina Brodbeck is also an angel investor in Enole.
The team is comprised of 6 passionate evangelists with backgrounds at companies such as Photobucket, VeriSign, Protocall, ClearspringRazorfish and members of their board include Erick Tseng, Head of Mobile for Facebook. They recently publicly launched their development platform and it provided the perfect excuse for Kurt Collins, known as Master of the Universe and Mary Shenounda, known as Total Frakking Package, to throw a launch party and announce to the world that they have arrived.
Mary Shenouda and Kurt Collins
The Guys Ready to Party and Support Kurt's Launch
Dan Kaplan and Arad Rostampour
Ash Damle, Vivian C Chien, Benjamin Wan and Christina Brodbeck
Bala Musrif, Kurt Collins, Bernadette Balla, Adam D'Amico and Sharon Lin
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The Geo-Loco Conferencewill be held in San Francisco on July 21, 2010 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center where you will learn how geo-location services are going to be monetized and leveraged across industries and verticals. You will discover what the new breed of Geo-Location-enabled services and applications is doing for brands, for businesses and for consumers.
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Looking for something to do tonight? Head on over to Atrium in San Francisco for JETLAG-2, an event by Liana Burtsava (@lburtsava), founder and CEO of Trendy Lime, an elite social club for trendsetters and world travelers, and DJ Nader. JETLAG-2 “Where Fashion Meets Travel” will be a night of fashion, music, champagne, cocktails and more. Check it out…
…WHERE FASHION MEETS TRAVEL… Please join San Francisco trendsetters and world travelers for the 2nd edition of JETLAG. Fashion, Travel, Music, all combined in a show to suit the most discerning tastes–at a San Francisco’ exquisite location & architectural miracle, Atrium. HIGH FASHION “Lionyze” by Lion Got :: Apparel :: Jewelry Drink Specials: $10 Champagne & Cocktails
First-Class Program: ::Travel Show by Art Gimbel ::Fashion ::Performing live: Sax solo by Brandon McKee ::DJ Nader ::DJ Playdoughboy ::“PlantMyPhone” by Mokugift: bring an old cell-phone, plant a tree and have a chance to win $1,000 ::Win a 3-hour Limo ride in a stretch limousine by Abiano ::Producer/ Spokesmodel Meliza Solan
Admission: $5 with RSVP before 10 pm $10 with RSVP after 10 pm, $15 w/o RSVP
Dress Code: Chic and Elegant! BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS–FOR NETWORKING AND FOR THE RAFFLE
Ben Parr, Pete Cashmere and Jolie O'Dell, hosts of Mashable's MashMeet San Francisco at Roe.
Things must be getting Bubbly again! Free Admission, Open Bar and a full house at a trendy Nightclub made for a fantastic time at the MashMeet in San Francisco last Thursday night. Mashable hosted at San Franciso’s Roe nightclub for no real reason other than to have a gathering after the Google I/O, the largest developer event of the year. The sponsors included Cisco and Meebo who made it a festive time with an open bar. Perhaps having Mashable’s Founder & CEO Peter Cashmore in town along with Co-Editor Ben Parr and Social Media & Tech Reporter Jolie O’Dell around was good enough reason. There were more Paparazzi than one could count. Here are some of the many photos to prove it at Julie Blaustein’s Flickr page, Ken Yeung’s FB Album, Laura Jane Iriarte’s FB Album and Michael O’Donnel’s FB Album.