Social Networking Site

Friendster launched in 2002 as one of the first social networking sites. The service allowed users to communicate with other members, share online content and media, discover new events, brands, and hobbies. The site, at its peak, reached tens of...

Founded in 2001
Employees: 70
Total money raised: $48.5M

Head Quarters

Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Updated on Apr 30, 2013
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Russell Siegelman Board Member
Jonathan Abrams Founder & CEO
Richard Kimber CEO
Kent Lindstrom CEO
Ian McFarland Chief Architect
Joe Hurd VP/GM,, International
Homer Nievera AVP - Global Partnerships & Sponsorships
Johannes Larcher Vice President and General Manager, International
David L. Jones VP, Global Marketing
Aaron Barnes VP, Sales & Business Development
Chander Sarna Senior VP, Engineering, Operations and Prod
Dan Olsen Senior Director, Product
Cathy Edwards Senior Product Manager
Kevin Hartz Investor and Advisor
Charles Barrett VP, Sales
Chandra Siva Architect
Nick Heyman Manager of Network Operations
Rick Marini Advisor
Terence Pua Country Manager, Philippines
Josh Hannah Director
Sang Noh Senior Product Designer
Tim Reeth Product Management & User Experience
Vishy Ramachandran Project Lead
Andy Spillane President, Product & Technology

December, 2009

Friendster was acquired by MOL Global
for $26.4M

Friendster Sold, Finally, To Malaysia’s MOL Global

August, 2008

Friendster raised $20M in a Series D round from IDG Capital Partners, Benchmark, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

August, 2006

Friendster raised $10M in a Series C round from Benchmark, DAG Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Reid Hoffman

May, 2006

Friendster raised $3.1M in unattributed round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Benchmark

Friendster raises $3.1 million; Good man Siegelman stepped in

October, 2003

Friendster raised $13M in a Series B round from Battery Ventures, Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Reid Hoffman

December, 2002

Friendster raised $2.4M in a Series A round from Battery Ventures, Reid Hoffman, and Josh Felser

January, 2001

Friendster was founded on January, 2001