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Kontagent is a big winner – $250,000 from the fbFund

kontagentKontagent, who we wrote about back in July, is one of the winners of $250,000 from the fbFund.

The company is based in San Francisco and Toronto, which has seen co-founder Albert Lai doing a lot of traveling.

The problem of measuring and understanding behavior within social networks is still generally unsolved. There are no ready-to-go analytics packages as you would expect and the problem is only going to keep growing in coming years. I am placing long bets on Kontagent.

I can’t wait to see Kontagent grow in the next few years. Perhaps even Rick will pull up a lawn chair, open a beer, and watch the game.

Kontagent is the leading viral analytics platform for social network application developers. The Kontagent platform has been built from the ground up to provide deep social data visualization and analysis that delivers actionable insights delivered via a hosted, on-demand service.

The Kontagent platform works directly with the Facebook API, and will soon support OpenSocial and the MySpace platform. Kontagent was founded in 2007 by serial entrepreneurs Albert Lai/CEO (5th startup, most recently founder/CEO of BubbleShare) and Jeffrey Tseng/CTO (2nd startup, most recently founder of Aevena) . The company is headquartered in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California with a presence in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

  1. Thanks for the kind comments Jevon… I think as an industry (analytics/dev-tools/socialnetworks) — we're just scratching the surface of the opportunities around social network + analytics/dev-tools.

    There's a ton more work to do in the space.

    Rick and I have always been shared beers on each other's virtual lawns… we just don't blog about it all the time. =)

  2. Thanks for the kind comments Jevon… I think as an industry (analytics/dev-tools/socialnetworks) — we’re just scratching the surface of the opportunities around social network + analytics/dev-tools.

    There’s a ton more work to do in the space.

    Rick and I have always been shared beers on each other’s virtual lawns… we just don’t blog about it all the time. =)

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