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November 22, 1999 --, the Internet's premier knowledge-sharing community, announced today that it has

received initial funding from 1775 Ventures of New York.

" has created a powerful social network based on good will and superior technology," said Clay Johnson, CTO and

Founder of "This investment marks a significant step forward in our mission to extend this amazing community to

the world at large."

"With its capable team and exciting new business model, promises to become the leading source of intelligence on the Web," said a spokesperson for 1775

Ventures. "There is an enormous market for knowledge management tools that harness the power of people's ability to understand one another."

"1775 Ventures offers excellent support and a wealth of strong industry connections," said David Sand, Publisher & CEO of "We are pleased to gain such a valuable business partner and look forward to being among the first of many 1775 success stories."

A Boston, MA based startup, turns the online population into its own resource, enabling people to ask and answer questions in plain English on any topic. lets you find the only person in the world who knows how to get stains out of chantilly lace (cold water, lemon, and a little sun light). The company also plans to license its proprietary software to corporations developing internal knowledge

databases and to online enterprises promoting user-to-user interaction. For more information, visit the Web site at


Marco Lopez


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