Who Is Behind TheFunded?

August 24, 2007


Curiouser and curiouser. Who is behind TheFunded? Max Chafkin of Inc. paints an interesting picture on TheFunded.com, the VC gossip site that is read by CEO’s of fast rising start-ups with passwords. From Inc:

 “Adding to The Funded’s mystique is the fact that no one knows who runs it. The site’s founder is known only as Ted, and guessing his identity has become something of a Silicon Valley parlor game. Prime suspects include Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg (a company Ted is fond of referencing), Blogger co-founder Evan Williams, and Gawker founder Nick Denton, who until recently edited the site Valley Wag. Then there’s Jason Calacanis, a former entrepreneur in residence at Sequoia Capital and the founder of Weblogs, a company that he sold in late 2005. Calacanis, who is now running Mahalo.com, a Sequoia-backed search start-up, was one of the first CEOs to tout The Funded on his blog. He says he ‘knows’ Ted but denies that he’s running the site.”

 Who is Ted? Who is “TheFunded”?


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