All Spin-Off's

123Skins - Tortoise Design
Aaron GmbH
Acuros
alvari GmbH
Apliki
AvailabilityPlus
Babbel
barcoo
Belegmeister GmbH
BetterTaxi (BetterTec GmbH)
CellDEG GmbH
Chargebox
Conatix Europe UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
CreativeQuantum GmbH
Cyano Biofuels
Cyano Biotech
Datalyze Solutions UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Decision Institute
ecodoc GmbH
emolyzr GmbH
FahrtenFuchs GmbH
famany UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Flexperto GmbH
greateyes
GreenLab Berlin UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
GroupEstate UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
IQP
kaputt.de UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Life Action Games GmbH
Ludufactur GmbH
Maschinendirigent (BM12 Software as a Solution GmbH)
Mind Intelligence UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Mondrian UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
moviepilot
MyParfuem
Nanofluor
netCCM
Newsenselab GmbH
nextplant UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
OFFTIME GmbH
Playotope
Pollion GmbH
poqit.berlin UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Prior Art Publishing
promethano GmbH
Quantiox
Scolibri UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Sennect UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Sentientic GmbH
Shoutr UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
SkillMap
sMarterials GmbH
sofatutor GmbH
studiVZ
survey research & evaluation GmbH
tazaldoo UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Tempelhove
TLTS
tvype
uberMetrics Technologies GmbH
UPcload
Userlutions GmbH
Vergangenheitsverlag
Vescape GmbH
Webpgr UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
WorkHub GmbH
Yomiko
ZIMMER Fahrradtaschen und Portemonnaies
ZPHU

studiVZ

The network was launched in October 2005 by two students from Berlin, Ehssan Dariani (CEO) and Dennis Bemmann, and was financed by the start-up investor Lukasz Gadowski. Since then they have collected an undisclosed sum of investments by the media group Holtzbrinck, the Samwer brothers (founders of the ringtone vendor Jamba!) and other investors.

In February 2007, SchülerVZ, another version especially for high school students with reportedly almost three million members, has been launched.

In January 2007, StudiVZ was sold to one of its investors, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, a German publishing group which owns publishing companies worldwide, without the disclosure of any official figures. In February 2008 meinVZ was launched, another version for users who are not students.

StudiVZ provides several features for its members. Students are able to keep and maintain a personal page containing information including their name, age, study subjects, interests, courses and group memberships within StudiVZ. They have the option to upload photographs onto their personal pages. By means of the search function, former classmates, fellow students, learning partners or people with the same interests can be found. The latter are often organised in groups within StudiVZ. These groups have their own pages and a discussion forum open to group members. Additionally, StudiVZ provides a private messaging service for its members, including a birthday reminder for people on their friends list.

Facts

Team:
Dennis Bemmann
Ehssan Dariani
Michael Brehm

Information:
StudiVZ is a social networking platform for students (in particular for college and university students in Europe).

URL: www.studivz.net