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Bebo Founders Will Make About $600 Million

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Bebo founders and husband-wife team Michael and Xochi Birch will make about $600 million in the sale of the social networking site to AOL (NYSE: TWX) for $850 million. The two founders are reported to have about a 70 percent stake at the time of the deal. This for less than three years of work. We reported earlier that VC firm Balderton Capital will reap about $140 million – nine times what it invested in Bebo less than two years ago – by selling its 15.7 percent stake.

A profile of the humble Birches, here in Times UK.