Jun 14 2007
I got an email today from Clay Cook, a co-founder of Minti and Vibe Capital, telling me they have just launched their second web 2.0 offering called Refurber (currently in public beta). This comes a little over a year after launching Minti.
Essentially it’s a niche networking site for people undertaking DIY renovation and landscaping projects, where members can join special interest groups, read, rate and give advice (they call it an advice-opedia site).
The website is built on the vibEngine which powers Minti. This technology has just been licenced to the first partner site BuildingInLondon and includes all the latest and greatest web 2.0 features.
I can honestly say that you won’t see me frequenting Refurber, but only because DIY (unless it’s to do with a computer) is just “not my thing”. But I could see it building a solid, loyal user base of DIY fanatics. There’s just 23 members at present, but obviously it’s early days.
If Rachel’s twits are anything to go by, she and Clay seem to be having a wow of a time in Silicon Valley (Fire Engine Margaritas and parties galore)! Good luck guys
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