David Sifry explains why he doesn’t want to talk aboutthe funding he received. Sifry is being modest and I like the reasons he gives, and respect him for that. “Making a big deal about VC investments is unnecessary, it seems to me. One of the biggest reasons for the dot-com crash was an imbalance of attention: far too much on investments, and far too little on building real businesses with those investments. In our case, we’re putting our investments to work building infrastructure and providing service to a population that’s growing at an explosive rate. Frankly, we’d rather talk about that than about the money others have invested in us. Right now our staff is just thirteen people, all sprinting a marathon. As you probably know, our struggles have been no secret. ,” he writes. David, no hard feeling, but we all wanted to celebrate your good fortune and give you a big whoop!
Look up Technorati on Technorati and read what others including (e.g. Michael Fioritto, paidContent and John Battelle have to say. Here is a link to, the story. Robert Scoble had some doubts about the deal, but Sifry almost talks. And by the way I did get a confirmation from another DFJ general partner, Andreas Stavropoulos, who wrote to me, “Om, Technorati would rather not comment about the details of its funding rounds. I can confirm that DFJ is one of the institutional shareholders of the company but that’s about it.”