Project Description

Company:   MySpace
Location:   Los Angeles, CA
Year Founded:   2003
Status: $580M
Co-Founder:   Josh Berman & Chris DeWolfe

As anyone who ever had a MySpace account can tell you, Tom Anderson is the face of the early Internet hangout, but it was his USC alumnus partner Chris DeWolfe, who ran the business side of the company, which was purchased by News Corp in 2005 for $580 million.


Nikhil Aitharaju,  Tim Koo,  Ryo Chiba – Tint


Company Description

Co-Founders: Nikhil Aitharaju,  Tim Koo,  Ryo Chiba
Grad Years:   2011, 2012, 2013
Company:   Tint
Year Founded:   2012
Status:   TINT is the easiest platform that allows you to beautifully display any social media feeds onto your website, mobile app, retail TV display, event wall, and or jumbotron. Over 45,000+ active brands using TINT today.

TINT is a social media marketing platform that connects brands and fans into one social hub. Your hubs can live on-site or anywhere else with a screen like mobile, digital advertising, TV, interactive displays, digital billboards, and jumbotrons. Over 45,000 brands use and love us.  Our vision is to help brands drive deeper engagement with their audience by allowing them to integrate any social feeds into any of their digital properties.

Sean Rad – Tinder

Project Description

Founder:   Sean Rad
Attended:   2006
Company:   Tinder
Year Founded:   2013
Valuation: $1.35B (2015)

Tinder, founded in 2012, has become one of the fastest growing social startups and mobile apps of all time. Tinder was launched to address the social and physical barriers of forming new friendships and relationships. Using social data, Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are both interested.