The following announcement was written by Familybuilder:
-- Launches Family Tree Application on MySpace --
New York, NY -- April 3, 2008 -- New York City-based Familybuilder™, the fastest growing genealogy application on the Internet, today announced its members have created over 10 million family tree profiles within its Family Tree application on Facebook and Bebo. The company also announces it has launched its popular Family Tree application on MySpace, enabling MySpace members the ability to easily build and access their family trees online. Familybuilder now maintains presence on all the top social networks on the Internet.
Familybuilder is fast becoming the Internet's favorite social tool for people interested in genealogy and family history. Unlike stand-alone online genealogy services, Familybuilder is positioned to leverage the social graphs of multiple online social networks at once to help people find and communicate with relatives, build family trees, preserve family history, track family activity and more.
In February, the company received its Series A investment of $1.5 million dollars, led by London-based DN Capital. The company plans on using the investment to expand onto additional social networking sites and to roll out value-added services to its registered users.
"We're thrilled to now be able to offer our Family Tree application to the 100 million-plus people who use MySpace," said Ilya Nikolayev, CEO of Familybuilder. "We also would like to thank the 2.5 million people who are maintaining their family trees and managing their family relationships online. It's amazing to learn of all the family connections that people are making with the Family Tree application. We're thrilled to see these millions of family trees come to life."
Familybuilder™ (formally iFamily™) is a leading software application development company focused on building family-oriented applications within online social networks. The company's flagship product, Family Tree, is the leading social genealogy application on Facebook and Bebo. Family Tree can be found on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/familytree, on Bebo at http://apps.bebo.com/familytree and on MySpace at http://myspace.familybuilder.com or via the company's website at http://www.familybuilder.com. New York-based Familybuilder launched in June 2007 and is privately held.
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