I was stuck in all day meetings yesterday so did not have a chance to post this when it happened, but the team at Praized Media has fully launched it Distributed Platform yesterday. Congrats to Sebastien, Harry and Sylvain. I first posted about them in September after they received their initial round of funding – you can see that post here. You can check out the site here as well as all a blog post about all the press coverage they are receiving.
Over the past number of months, I worked with the Praized Team on the data distribution and traffic agreements for Yellow Pages Group Canada. Many people kept asking me what Sebastien was up to (I use to work with Sebastien at Yellow Pages Group and he is one person with whom I regard very highly) but had to keep quite out of respect as well as contractual obligations.
Now that it is launched, what I think you are going to see two things; 1) a user focused platform that I would bet is going to be very successful and 2) a model that demonstrates how publishers and new ventures can work together. For the start-ups they get the necessary data to ensure they can fully deploy their concept and a revenue model. For publishers they get exposure in the social space and targeted traffic to their online networks. This is a very exciting time and I am excited to be working with such innovative organizations such as Praized Media.