Venture capitalist Meakem to detail latest business at meeting
Venture capitalist Glen Meakem will detail a new Internet business he's developed later this month during an invite-only meeting at his company's Downtown offices.
Meakem, who sold online auction site FreeMarkets Inc. in 2004 for $493 million, has started the website Forever.com, but he isn't discussing what it will do.
“I believe that Forever.com will have far-reaching implications for the way people save and share their important memories and information during their lives and then for the way they are honored and remembered after they are gone,” Meakem said in an email, which invites the recipient to attend a meeting on June 22 for “a behind the scenes look at our new company.”
While the email reveals little else about the company's plans, Meakem also said those who attend the $25 meeting will have the opportunity to become “founding members” of Forever.com.
“If you decide to become a member of Forever at any level, we will credit the $25 you pay for our brunch event to the cost of your membership,” he said.
Meakem could not be reached by phone for comment.
The website Forever.com has little content other than a place to enter an email address to be notified of the company's public launch.
The Tribune-Review reported in January that Forever.com Inc. had raised $9 million from investors and that trademark documents described the company as offering computer software and a website for preserving, creating, organizing and retrieving personal documents, data, text, photos, music and video.
There are a number of free and paid websites that allow users to create online memorials, including ForeverMissed.com, MuchLoved.com, Virtual-Memorials.com, Memory-of.com, iLasting.com and Legacy.com.
Alex Nixon is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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