Crowd Fusion

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Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Type CMS
Genre Software
Founded 2007
Founder Brian Alvey, Craig Wood
Headquarters New York City, USA
Key people Brian Alvey, CEO, co-founder

Craig Wood, CTO, co-founder
Judith Meskill, board member
Mickie Rosen, board member
Ian Sigalow, board member
Ryan Scheuermann, Director of Technology
C.K. Sample III, Director of Special Projects

Rus Werner, Senior Developer
Slogan "It serves you right."

Crowd Fusion is an open source content management system created by Brian Alvey [1] and backed by prominent investors including Jonathan Miller and Marc Andreessen. The publishing platform combines several popular applications - like blogging, wikis, tagging and workflow management - with some original concepts.

Founded in 2007, Crowd Fusion raised $3 million from Velocity Interactive Group, Greycroft Partners and Marc Andreessen in July 2008.[2] Velocity's Jon Miller and Greycroft's Ian Sigalow joined their board of directors. When Miller left Velocity to become the CEO of Digital Media at Newscorp, Velocity changed its name to Fuse Capital and Fuse's Mickie Rosen joined the board.

In September 2008, Crowd Fusion launched its first showcase site, Obsessable, covering consumer electronics. Their green news site Super Eco went live at the end of December.

The following September, Crowd Fusion presented at TechCrunch50 and announced that their framework and CMS were being released as an open source project and they are taking beta registrations in preparation for a full public rollout.

Currently Crowd Fusion is helping other publishers conquer their verticals by creating solutions for media companies, newspapers, magazines and advertisers in consumer categories like sports, finance, food, fashion, music, health, cars, entertainment and parenting.


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