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CircLabs Inc.

A news social network for the attention economy.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Columbia, MO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2009
  • Employees 0
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Company Summary

CircLabs Inc. has prototyped a news-discovery / personalization engine as a white-label service to local and topical news providers. We profit by sharing in the revenues of customer news organizations that result from increased engagement with their customers. Competitors are consumer-direct brands. We will power a network of independent info service providers – called “infovalets” – in a web of trust that shares users, content and commerce.


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    William P. Densmore Jr.

    Bill is a consultant and researcher on the future and sustainability of journalism, is an expert on Internet information technologies and business models. He is a consulting fellow to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism. He is author of the white paper, “From Paper to Persona.” Bill Densmore Densmore also serves as director/editor of the Media Giraffe Project at the University of Massachusetts-Am

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    Martin Langeveld
    Executive VP

    Martin spent 30 years in the newspaper business, 13 of them as publisher at The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., the Transcript in North Adams, Mass., and the Reformer in Brattleboro, Vt. He also was executive vice president and director of interactive media for New England Newspapers, Inc., a four-daily cluster which is part of Denver-based MediaNews Group Inc. Along the way, he handled the acquisition and management of a number of weeklies

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    Joseph Bergeron
    Chief Technologist

    Joe's experience spans developing financial transaction processing systems, retail systems, web-based consumer applications and business process infrastructures. Beyond software engineering, Joe has also led team development, strategic partnership, technical sales and brand development efforts. Joe is a director of Circlabs and is based in Williamstown, Mass.

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    Jeffrey Vander Clute
    Consulting co-Founder

    Jeff is the executive director of New Stories, and a founding editor of the Great Transition Stories project. Previously, as a software engineer, Jeff created an online publishing platform used by over 30 million people and a social-networking platform called Thrive used to “connect the global heart.” He serves on the boards of the Compassionate Action Network International, the Happiness Initiative (board chair), and New Stories - all 501(c)(3)

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    Henry A. ("Buzz") Wurzer

    Henry A. “Buzz” Wurzer is a Vero Beach, Fla.-based media and marketing consultant. Over four decades, Wurzer worked for The Tribune Company and The
    Hearst Corporation in numerous sales, marketing, circulation, general management and digital
    media assignments. He also served key newspaper industry trade associations in numerous
    executive capacities, including head of Newspaper Association of America's New Media
    Federation. His continued contem


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    Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Palo Alto, Calif.
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    Early Growth Financial Services LLC, Mountain View, Calif.

Previous Investors

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    University of Missouri|The Associated Press|Glen Fielding