Today in the Everything Ventured blog from Forbes:

Pinger’s Polite Plans For World Domination

“Former Palm executives Greg Woock and Joe Sipher are no strangers to failure. The duo tried– and failed– to create a line of MP3 players for Richard Branson’s Virgin Group back in 2004. When that stalled, they left Virgin to found Pinger in 2005, secured funding from Kleiner Perkins and DAG Ventures, only to see their original voice messaging concept stumble. For the next three years, they struggled to find a workable product, let alone a viable business model.

And yet, Pingers cofounders could hardly be described as shrinking violets: “We think we can take over the world,” Woock deadpans.”

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