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Which morons funded Zlango?

September 29, 2007 2 comments

If you are a huge web geek, there are few tidbits that are as juicy as the leak of Zlango’s funding presentation on Venturebeat yesterday. What I saw and read probably rivaled the leak of Fake Steve Jobs’ real identity as some random-white-guy-author. What I read and saw was so goddamn hilarious, I have a hard time believing that its true. But you know what? I don’t particularly care. I’m just going to pretend that it is as real as MySpace pedophiles.

If you haven’t yet hear, Zlango has a system whereby users can send icon-based SMS (I’m obviously paraphrasing and glossing over some details but I couldn’t bring myself to really learn about something so goddamn stupid). Here is a great example of their picture messages – but what it makes it extra extra special is the fact that the example was pulled from the company’s VC pitch. Wow! And the final kicker – these guys are backed by Accel and Benchmark. Just amazing.

Just unbelievable. Now that I’ve seen this, I’ve got no reason to complain about some of the more ridiculous me-too companies I saw last week at Health 2.0 (that rant reserved for a different post).

Don’t take my word for it, though – check out the presentation. And be prepared to laugh your ass off.

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