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This article was published on December 11, 2008


    Baveo helps announce the coming of next, next web users

    Baveo helps announce the coming of next, next web users
    Patrick Cushing
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    Patrick Cushing

    Patrick Cushing is a recent transplant to San Francisco, where he writes about both public companies as a member of Wikinvest and early star Patrick Cushing is a recent transplant to San Francisco, where he writes about both public companies as a member of Wikinvest and early startups on Enter Venture. He previously worked for the NYC government, a software firm in India, and graduated in 2006 from Columbia University's engineering school. Check out his LinkedIn and Blog for more information.

    Newly launched Baveo is a great site for expecting parents to announce the arrival of the newest generation to the web.Baveo Logo

    Baveo allows users to post photos, videos, and text updates to a blog devoted entirely to the newest members of the family. The site is well designed for parents and family on the go. Parents can post directly to their Baveo blog via their site or their phones, and friends and family can stay updated via email or text messages.

    Baveo has a number of other niceties parents will love. For one, the site is simple. Both your grandparents in Florida and aunt in Tuscaloosa can use it. There’s a countdown to the baby’s due date, and people can even give directly to baby registries from the site.

    Baveo Pic - Hello World!

    I recently had the chance to chat with Ari Greenberg, Baveo’s CEO and founder. Ari helped break down where the idea for Baveo came from, how the team came to be, what they’re up to, and a few other thoughts about being an early entrepreneur.

    A life changing experience?

    After witnessing a childhood friend and his wife blog about the birth of their first child, Ari’s idea for Baveo was born. Ari saw the chance to make a wonderful and important experience even better. Expecting parents deserved a better and more integrated blogging experience.

    Previously at Magnify.net, Ari spent his free time exploring the project further. He had always known he wanted to start his company, but he lacked an idea worth pursuing.

    Everyone works for equity

    Baveo quickly became that idea, and when he realized it, Ari wasted no time building a team of three. Everyone works for equity, and Ari wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s how he knew the team believed in the idea and wanted to see it succeed. It also ensured the team would be honest with him and tell him when things weren’t going right. Both are equally important.

    Mom and dad bloggers

    The site is currently invite-only so the team is working towards building out new features and publicizing the site. There’s a large community of mom and dad bloggers out there for them to tap into, and they’re exploring ways for users to better capture and share baby memories.

    No matter what they think now, though, the team is focused on letting their users decide where Baveo goes next. “Everything needs to be about the user,” Ari says, “Users will tell you what they want if you listen.”

    For all of you expecting parents out there, sign up for a Baveo invite now. Let your friends know what’s going on with your little cherub and let Baveo know what you think of their service. They’re listening.