Last night, we hosted our first fbFund Demo Day at Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The twenty-five Round 2 fbFund recipients flew in from as far as the UK and Canada at their own expense, to share their businesses with investors, press, Facebook employees, and other business/tech luminaries. It was a great opportunity to connect with and get inspired by the talented entrepreneurs building meaningful businesses using Facebook Platform.
During the event, we announced the top 5 fbFund recipients from this funding cycle. Final judging took into account over 180,000 user votes, as well as input from Facebook, Accel Partners and Founders Fund. Congratulations again to the grand prize recipients, each of whom received $250,000 in funding: GroupCard, MouseHunt, Weddingbook, Wildfire, and Kontagent.
Check out more photos from the event here.
Interested in Applying for the Next fbFund Round?
Together with Founders Fund and Accel Partners, fbFund is a $10 million seed fund that has helped provide funding and mentoring resources to numerous recipients, and we're just getting started. Please become a fan of the fbFund Page and stay tuned for updates in Q1 2009 on how to apply.