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Blurtopia is the real-time opinion network on the things you care about. A demo can be seen at:

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Diego, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Winner "SDVG PitchFest" & "SharkTank". Since launch in October, 2012, the company's iOS app and website have enjoyed huge engagement. In just the first few months alone, nearly 1 million "Blurts" (photograph + question or statement) were answered and nearly 250,000 Blurts are currently being answered per week. Blurtopia is now working on creating widgets to enable other sites/apps to increase engagement and drive revenue through native ads.


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    Ryan Bettencourt

    President of Zui: Raised Nearly $20M in VC funding, acquired in late 2012

    Co-Founder of CellarThief: Bootstrapped Social Commerce site, Internet Retailer Hot 100, acquired by Invino

    President/CEO of digital-telepathy/REBEL: Grew business into one of fastest growing in SoCal, helped lead it to becoming one of most recognized firms in space

    Director, Pacific, Grew CPG from $16M to $30M in 30 months

    MBA, Magna Cum Laude, Babson, Full Sch

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    Keiran Flanigan

    Lead Developer at Rage Digital: Created Apps for large brands and high-growth start-ups

    Founder/Owner of Aeliox: Independent designer and developer of websites and mobile apps for large companies and start-ups.

    Has created apps for the likes of Hyundai, Pepsi, 24-Hour Fitness and more.

    BA, U of Colorado at Boulder

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    Grant Bostrom
    Co-Founder/Head of Product & Marketing

    Director of Business Development, Zui

    Consultant in Design and Strategy to multiple start-ups and large organizations.

    Has consulted and/or been designer for the likes of The Glue Network, National Combine Series, Surfrider Foundation, WhyDateMe?, CellarThief, and many more.

    BA UCLA, MA U of Texas Austin, MBA San Diego State

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    Will Von Reis
    Advising CTO

    Over fifteen years leading technology efforts for start-ups.

    CTO of Zui (Acquired)

    Head of engineering or senior engineer at Infogate (acquired by AOL), Gryphon Software (acquired by CUC Software), Linspire (acquired by Xandros).

    Full-stack developer, specializing in Ruby on Rails.

    CS Degree, UC San Diego.


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    Charles Bair, Cooley (San Diego)
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    David Diamond, Mayer Hoffman McCann (San Diego)

Previous Investors

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    No Outside Funding To Date