Top 10 successful web 2.0 Startups

From last few days  I  am thinking  about web services,but I am not getting the whole data which is clear to we people but not to the rest of the world.The list was shortlisted from a selection of 20 startups, and there is a very simple selecting criteria (a)they had to be looked at as a Web 2.0 company (b)they had to be a new startup.
I’ve tried to find out the list list of the ‘most successful’ startups doing all kinds of things, and in no way this list of startups is best,these are simply used by the most people.
Wikipedia

wikipedia

Launched: January 2001
Founded by: Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger
Type: Wiki-based Encyclopedia
Targeted Audience: 10 – 80 (general)
Acquisition/Valuation: Non-profit, has raised over $3 million in donations
YouTube

youtube

Launched: February 2005
Founded by: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim
Type: Video Sharing
Targeted Audience: 16 – 40 (teens, adults)
Acquisition/Valuation: Bought by Google in October 2006 for $1.6 billion


Digg

digg

Launched: November 2004
Founded by: Kevin Rose
Type: Social Content Bookmarking/Voting
Targeted Audience: 16 – 30 (teens, adults; technology-savvy)
Acquisition/Valuation: Rumored to have been in negotiations with Fox Interactive/Newscorp, asking for $150 million
Del.icio.us

delcious

Launched: Late 2003
Founded by: Joshua Schachter
Type: Social Bookmarking
Targeted Audience: 20 – 40 (adults; technology-savvy)
Acquisition/Valuation: Bought by Yahoo! in December 2005 for estimated $30 – $40 million
MySpace

myspace

Launched: July 2003
Founded by: Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe
Type: Social Network
Targeted Audience: 16 – 24 (teens, young adults)
Acquisition/Valuation: Bought by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Interactive Media in July 2005 for $580 million
Flickr

flickr

Launched: February 2004
Founded by: Ludicorp
Type: Photo Sharing
Targeted Audience: 16 – 80 (general)
Acquisition/Valuation: Bought by Yahoo! in March 2005 for an undisclosed price estimated in the lower tens of millions.
Facebook

facebook

Launched: February 2004
Founded by: Mark Zuckerberg
Type: Social Network
Targeted Audience: 20 – 25 (college students), this is changing since they have opened up
Acquisition/Valuation: Rejected $1 billion offer from Yahoo! in September 2006, asking for $2 billion
Netvibes

netvibes

Launched: September 2005
Founded by: Tariq Krim
Type: AJAX-based Startpage
Targeted Audience: 20 – 40 (adults; technology-savvy)Has
Acquisition/Valuation: Has received around $20 million of venture capital to date; no acquisition rumors or link-ups of any kind.
Bebo

bebo

Launched: January 2005
Founded by: Michael Birch and Xochi Birch
Type: Social Network
Targeted Audience: 16 – 24 (teens, young adults)
Acquisition/Valuation: Rejected $500 million offer from British Telecom Group, asking for $1 billion
Meebo

meebo

Launched: September 2005
Founded by: Sandy Jen, Seth Sternberg, and Elaine Wherry
Type: AJAX-based Instant Messaging
Targeted Audience: 13 – 40 (teens, adults)
Acquisition/Valuation: Has received around $12 million of venture capital to date; no acquisition rumors or linkups.

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  4. Himanshu says:

    @ Harshit , You are doing a pretty nice work, information provided by you is quite interesting, keep going and enhance your blogging skills.Web 2.0 is awesome, that's the reason we are on the web with our own identity, please provide some info about WordPress and blogger too.

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