FORA.tv Speaker - Cynthia Typaldos
Cynthia Typaldos is the Founder and President of Kachingle, a crowdfunding revenue service for websites. Kachingle’s initial target market is online news -- especially newspapers, magazines, blogs, videos, and podcasts. Cynthia is passionate about the monetization of online content and services and excited about the potential for Kachingle to be a serious revenue stream supporting high-quality journalism. The Kachingle service, now in preview mode, will be launched later this summer.
Cynthia is a pioneer among Internet entrepreneurs. In January 1995, she co-founded and launched GolfWeb, the leading golf portal, which was acquired by CBS Sportsline in January 1998. Business Week named GolfWeb as one of the world's 7 best websites in their "Top Products of the Year" issue for 1996. At GolfWeb she created one of the earliest Internet business models and raised over $10M in venture and corporate funding based on projected revenues of advertising, ecommerce, and membership. While developing the GolfWeb Player's Club, she realized that web community software could be generalized and this led to the creation of her next company, RealCommunities (acquired in 2001).
Cynthia is a serial internet entrepreneur, an expert in social networking and online communities, and has an extensive background in software and internet product marketing and management. Prior to being Co-Founder and COO of GolfWeb and Founder and CEO of RealCommunities her experience includes stints at Sun Microsystems (director of software/internet product marketing & management), Data General (product marketing), and Bank of America (software development). She also created and taught courses in software product marketing and management, online communities, and standards setting at UC Berkeley Extension in Silicon Valley.
06.29.09 | 01:03:35 min
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