Evite Appoints Head Of Product

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Los Angeles-based online invitations service Evite announced this morning that it has named Yun Woo as its new Head of Product, to oversee development of the company's product. Woo was most recently Head of Product at Whalerock Industries, where Evite said he had been leading the product team that launched the Kardashian/Jenner family native apps and sites across iOS and Android. Woo will report to Evite CEO Victor Cho. evite executive head product

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Evite Pushes 'Tiny Parties'

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Los Angeles-based online invitation site Evite is hoping to encourage the use of its service in small, informal gatherings, through the promotion of what it calls "Tiny Parties". According to Evite, it's been seeing a trend where users are using its platform for events which have five or fewer invited guests over the past 12 months, with 9.3 Evite is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, and is led by CEO Victor Cho.

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Evite Names VP Data Science

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Los Angeles-based online invitations service Evite says it has named Jay Neuman as the company's new Vice President of Data Science and Business Intelligence, based on of Evite's headquarters here in LA. According to Evite, Neuman has over 20 years of experience developing data science and business intelligence solutions. Evite did not further elaborate on Neuman's prior employers. evite executive data science neuman invitations

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Evite Redesigns Site

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Los Angeles-based Evite , the online invitations business which is a unit of IAC, said today that it has launched an extensive redesign of the firm's website. The site said that--after 10 years on its old platform--it was time to bring an upgraded service to its users.

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Evite Hires New CTO

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Los Angeles-based online invitation site Evite , which i owned by Liberty Interactive, has hired on former Amgen IT director Perry Evoniuk. According to Evite, it has named Evoniuk as the company''s Chief Technology Officer, to oversee the company''s technology strategy, software engineering and enterprise architecture. evite online invitations greeting amgen executive technology

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Evite Names New CEO

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Los Angeles-based online event invitation site Evite has named a new CEO, saying yesterday that it has named Victor Cho to the position. Evite--which is owned by Liberty Interactive--said that Cho also has served at iVillage and Microsoft. evite executive online event planning invitation libearty media Cho was most recently President and CEO of Kodak Gallery, and also had headed up marketing and commerce at Intuit.

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Evite Links With Real Simple

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Los Angeles-based online invitiations site Evite has inked a deal with magazine Real Simple, saying Monday that the two companies have launched a partnership around its online invitations service. According to Evite, the two will create a collection of online invitations featuring photography from Real Simple, which will be showcased on both firms' web sites. Evite is a unit of IAC

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Cocodot Adds Free Electronic Invites

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Among other news this week, Los Angeles-based Cocodot , the online invitations site started by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, opened up a free tier to its invitations service, allowing users to now send out up to 1,000 online cards and invitations to others. Previously, the invitations site required users to pay for electronic invitations, along with its professionally printed invitation cards. shower wedding card evite open invitation free cocodot

Cocodot Gets $4.25M More

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Cocodot offers up an online greetings card site, offering up wedding, baby, and other electronic and printed invitations. cocodot venture capital myspace online invitations evite electronic printed wedding baby showerLos Angeles-based Cocodot , the online invitations service run by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, has raised $4.25M out of an ongoing $6.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of the new funding was not disclosed.

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Cocodot Rolls Out Printed Cards

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Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitation card site headed by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, has rolled out new, printed invitation cards, according to the firm's website. Tags: cocodot invitation printing content evite invite party printed myspace According to Cocodot, it has started offering printed version of the company's invitation cards, starting at $37.25 for a 25-card minimum. The new cards include free, online versions of those same cards.

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Cocodot Links With DKNY

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Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitations site run by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, said this week that it has partnered with DKNY , for a collection of fashion cards and invites. The site, which offers professionally designed online invitations and greeting cards, said the new DKNY collection went live yesterday, as part of New York Fashion Week. Tags: cocodot dkny online invitations myspace fashion invitation card evite

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Social Discovery – What I Love about @plancast

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I think the product will comport to my view of most of these user-generated content sites where 1% of people are uber-users, 9% are occasional users and 90% are lurkers. Who knows, maybe one of these guys will finally kill off evite.

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Interview with Harry Lin, Lottay

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This morning, Los Angeles-based Lottay (www.lottay.com) launched its online gifting site, announced its funding by DFJ Frontier, and also the appointment of former Evite GM Harry Lin as CEO. It was because of my Evite experience. I had been GM of Evite for just under two years. Maybe at first blush it's not obvious how Lottay is similar to Evite. You mention the parallels to Evite, what are those? The answer is, Evite is essentially a utilitarian service.

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Skate Where the Puck is Going

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Recreating and out executing a tired, old site in a new way is innovation in the way that Quora has totally redone how Q&A works. And, yes, somebody has got to kill off evite.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Charlie Capen is co-founder of HowToBeADad.com , an entertainment site and dad blog for “parents, soon-to-be parents and people who have no desire to procreate, whatsoever.” The site has since grown to nearly 7.5 Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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We first rolled out furniture in a newer market – Washington DC, and we increased ARPU (average revenue per month, per customer) by > 300%, we lowered our CAC (this is because the number of people who came to our site and converted went up) and thus we decreased our payback period. Want to eradicate Evite? Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail.

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Interview with Eden Jarrin, eDivvy

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How do people use the site? The organizer might have a friend's birthday, and have five or six people who might want to go in on a gift like a Wii or and iPod, and you can custom pick a card--just like an Evite--custom card invitations which you can make look realy cool and where you can pick a theme--and you put in the information. How long has the site been available? Eden Jarrin: We officially launched in fall, though the site has been up for a year.

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