Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Zivity, a company creating a new category of subscription-based social networking has raised $7 million in Series B

What Company Is Offering:
Zivity empowers women to feel their most beautiful and comfortable. With helpful guides on makeup, hair, and photo shoots, Zivity is the place to unleash your inner model. They offer cool social tools to track your fans, tally your votes, share your photos with friends, and even collect royalties.Zivity’s collection of models from every walk of life is uncensored, advertising-free, and different from online photo sites because you can actually interact with the real models and photographers you’re voting for. Connect with stars, become a top fan, and chat with photographers about upcoming photo shoots with new models.

How It Works:
Zivity pay $10 per month and distribute 40 percent of their subscription fee to the participating models and photographers via Zivity’s innovative dollar-backed voting system. Each vote cast delivers cash to the content creators.
Your profile on Zivity is a portfolio of your work showcasing your beauty. You get to create your very own social magazine of your hottest images.

You and your favorite photographer get together and make a photo set – starring you! A photo set ranges from 15-35 photographs. In these photos, we want to see who YOU are and we want that personality of yours to shine. What the pictures look like and what you are wearing is entirely up to you! Tell a story, because the photograph, frame by frame, is your stage.

How Much They Got From VCs:
Zivity, a company creating a new category of subscription-based social networking for the 18 and over market, has raised $7 million in Series B financing from venture capital firms BlueRun Ventures and Founders Fund.

John Malloy, partner and a founder of BlueRun Ventures, and Luke Nosek, managing partner at Founders Fund, will join Zivity co-founders Scott Banister, Cyan Banister and Jeffrey Wescott on the company’s board of directors.

More at:http://zivity.com/

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