Confession: It’s official now! SlideShare loses its (financial) virginity

by Amit Ranjan on May 9, 2008

i-has-a-marriage.jpgJust wanted to confess on this blog that my startup, SlideShare has now officially lost its bootstrapping (aka financial virginity) status. And we have entered into a serious relationship with one of those big venture firms in Silicon Valley. This was not an impulsive decision; the marriage was preceded by a courtship that lasted a couple of months- horoscopes were matched (Indian style), the (technology) pundits were consulted and each party tried to woo the other with candle-lit dinners, chocolates, long midnight serenades etc. Here’s hoping this relationship blossoms into a life-long partnership for the benefit of the extended family (the slideshare community).

And if you are bored of reading drab press releases announcing funding news (like I am), check out the slide deck below. This is a makeover that our design team gave to the official press release. It is based on a very popular presentation style on slideshare that has almost achieved cult status now!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Sumedh May 9, 2008 at 7:05 am

Hey Great Amit !!!

Congratulations !!!

Now you can speed up the growth of Slideshare…

May it become a huge web products company…and go to the IPO stage…and beyond…Amen !!!

Ashish Tulsian May 9, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Hey thats a grr8 piece news mann :)

Really happy to hear this…a well deserved thing !!

kudos to you, rashmi, john and the complete uzanto team..

Keep Rocking !!

amit May 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Sumedh & Ashish,

thanks for your wishes

Rajiv May 10, 2008 at 9:35 pm

congratulations. way to go.

Benjamin May 12, 2008 at 10:24 am

Great for you, guys – and great for us as users!
Keep up the good work!

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