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Yahoo acquires social media visualization startup Vizify

Vizify, a Portland-based startup that turns your social media chatter into visualizations, today was acquired by Yahoo. Founded by Todd Silverstein, Jeff Cutler-Stamm, and Eli Tucker in 2011, Vizify is all about helping individuals make great first impressions. It does this by sucking in information that people already share online on social networking sites, and turning… Read More

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New Vizify features let you create social media-infused personal websites with custom domains

Vizify has long allowed users to see pages showing their social media chatter morphed into neat infographics and visualizations — for free. Now, though, the Portland startup is introducing a paid version of its service that comes with a bevy of new features. Vizify Premium lets you build a customizable personal website that can show off as little… Read More

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Vizify teams up with Twitter, lets you create personal movie trailers based on your best tweets

While there are Twitter analytics tools out there that can spit out in-depth personal usage stats, the data isn’t always aesthetically-pleasing on the eye, or “cool” for that matter. Vizify wants to change that with a new feature called #FollowMe that instantly creates mini movie trailers full of sweet infographics based on your best Twitter… Read More

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Find your ‘Golden Tweet’ and everything else of significance you Tweeted this year

It’s that special time of year when people reflect, looking back on the accomplishments of the past. But in an era of information overload and short 140-character Tweets, it can be difficult to actually sift through the clutter of what really happened. Never fear. Twitter has partnered with Portland-based Vizify to create a personalized timeline,… Read More

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Vizify scores $1.2M to turn your social networking chatter into beautiful visualizations

Maybe all of that incubation really does pay off. Vizify, a Portland startup that had the unique honor of participating in both the Portland Seed Fund and TechStars Seattle incubation programs, has landed $1.2 million in startup capital. Investors in the round include Voyager Capital’s Bill McAleer, BigDoor chief design officer Matt Shobe, Seattle super… Read More

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Why invest in TechStars class of 2011?

“Tada!” Eleven-year-old Jude Sack, son of TechStars leader Andy Sack, swept his arms with a flourish.  It’s the halftime break between TechStars demo day presentations. A rope “magically” bisects young Jude’s middle, leaving the audience delighted and applauding. It was a decent metaphor for TechStars 2011.  When I first met them, Andy’s proteges were young… Read More

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My five favorite pitches from the TechStars Seattle Demo Day

TechStars Seattle today concluded their three-month long startup bootcamp as 10 companies presented their business ideas to a packed crowd at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle. It’s been a long, hard voyage for each of the companies, starting with a vigorous application process in which just two percent of applicants were accepted. Many of the… Read More