One of our board members turned me to Vator. I right away saw the value proposition. I posted not one but seven videos. I never thought we would get so much attention. Furthermore, I never thought Vator would become such a great source for downloads. That was indeed the icing on the cake. What a pleasant surprise. I guess you can say, you never know.
Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) December 3, 2007 –-
The new website taking social surfing to a whole new level, Clupedia (http://www.clupedia.com ), is doing something right. After posting a video pitch on Vator.tv four weeks ago, the new company is getting some noticeable traction and attention. Specifically, Clupedia is now listed on almost all major download sites such as Firefox Add-ons, C|Net, download.com, FreeDownloadCenter.com, FreeWarefiles.com, Softpedia.com, ZDnet.com, etc. Within a short period of time, Clupedia managed to outperform its competitors by becoming one of the most popular downloads in its category. Critics may argue that Clupedia’s download numbers are lower than competitors but one must realize the product was launched just five weeks ago and has already impressed many who have written some great reviews on it. If Clupedia continues on this trend, it could eventually surpass its competitors.
Clupedia seems to be making ripples in many of the online networks. One such network is Vator.tv, a hot Silicon Valley startup. Vator.tv is the YouTube or the American Idol for entrepreneurs. It is the catalyst for innovation where entrepreneurs can upload their video pitches for free. The site has been catching on fire and it managed to register thousands of users since its launch in June 2007. Vator.tv was founded by Bambi Francisco (CEO) who used to be a columnist at MarketWatch, Roland Vogl, and Cyril Brignone (CTO). They lined up some highly respected angel investors such as Peter Thiel (founder of Paypal), Richard Rosenblatt (founder of Myspace), Matt Hill (founder of Shopping.com), George Haryk (ex-developer of AdSense at Google), Thom Calandra, Andy Chase (Smith Barney), Jimmy Wu, Michael Blend (Demand Media), and Paul Buchheit.
Clupedia posted its video pitch at Vator.tv on a Friday afternoon. At the end of the day on that Friday, about 200 users had viewed Clupedia’s pitch. By Monday, there were over three thousands views. Today, Clupedia is the most viewed video pitch with over 21,600 views and growing. Furthermore, Clupedia managed to be among the best rated, most commented, and it has the largest network. The company is leading one of the competitions on Vator.tv which is sponsored by AlwaysOn, and is currently in second place in another competition sponsored by Demand Media. All the attention has resulted in many downloads for the company, meaning Vator.tv has not only been a great help in getting the attention of potential investor, but it has also helped generate users for the company.
Dr. David Saad, Founder & CEO of Clupedia said, “One of our board members turned me to Vator. I right away saw the value proposition. I posted not one but seven videos. I never thought we would get so much attention. Furthermore, I never thought Vator would become such a great source for downloads. That was indeed the icing on the cake. What a pleasant surprise. I guess you can say, you never know.”
What distinguishes Clupedia from other companies at Vator is the fact that Clupedia has something to offer to other companies pitching at Vator.tv. By creating clues in Clupedia about their own companies and products, entrepreneurs can easily spread the word around about their venture for free. They can also get testimonials as well as feedback from their users. When a user creates a clue from somewhere, anywhere, it propagates everywhere, in essence taking social surfing to a whole new level. So Clupedia is the ideal tool for the diffusion of opinions, ideas, and innovations, not just from a central location but from any point of interest. No wonder entrepreneurs latched on to Clupedia, voted for it, and started to download its toolbar; they wanted to fulfill their own self-interest.
The combination of Vator and Clupedia has turned out to be potent – it hit a chord with entrepreneurs who simply found it irresistible. At Vator, entrepreneurs can upload their video pitches exposing them to potential investors, and with Clupedia, they can spread the word throughout the entire web through a whole new form of social surfing.
Clupedia is leading the way to building the meta web – the web about the web built by the people for the people – an ambitious endeavor that makes the World Wide Web more informative, collaborative, connected, and convenient. Clupedia is taking social surfing to a whole new place through clues, which can be ratings, reviews, pros, cons, opinions, recommendations, suggestions, notes, referrals, links, favorites, or blogs about anything and everything displayed on the web from products to politics and everything in between. For more information, please visit http://www.clupedia.com.
Dr. David Saad