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New app taking over college campuses 👀🌴 - Product HuntGreg Isenberg started his first company at age 13 and sold his previous one to StumbleUpon in 2013. He recently raised $1.85m from Greylock and others for his new app, after living on college campuses for the past year. Greg is here to share what he's learned with the community.
Why a 28-Year-Old San Francisco Tech CEO Now Lives On College CampusesOver the years I've regularly facilitated "founders' weekends" in Los Angeles, where I work with a number of CEOs developing new startups. At these weekends, companies like Breather and Quietly were vetted before launching. At one of these weekends, I met startup founder Greg Isenberg.
Islands raises $1.85 million to become Slack for college studentsIslands wants to take over colleges in the U.S. by connecting like-minded students through events and activities, and today the startup announced the close of its $1.85 million seed round. A string of notable investors participated, including Greylock Partners, entrepreneur Scott Belsky, and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Ventures.
This New App Could Be BETTER Than Yik YakAs millions of students around the country find their bearings during the first few weeks of school, one thing remains universal: connecting with like-minded people on campus can be a challenge. But Islands, "your new home...
Islands, a new messaging app, is taking over college campusesGreg Isenberg has seen how other apps grow. That's why he's at the University of Alabama with his new app, Islands. It's already the hot new thing as students start classes for the fall 2017 semester. "Who wants to meet people the most? It's people at college.