A HUGE congratulations to my brother Sam Odio, who just yesterday sold his startup, Divvyshot, to Facebook.
Sam has been working hard on Divvyshot for the past 2 years. He was initially funded by Paul Graham's Y Combinator fund (a micro-fund approach that I consider to be a new, and better, model of VC funding). In fact, here's an early video he and his friend John put together when applying for Y Combinator (only a prototype of the actual service existed at that point).
Sam and his team will be moving over to run and grow Facebook Photos. The most amazing part of all this to me personally is that Sam is now going to be able to affect the way 400 million Facebook users interact with one of the most popular features in Facebook. Just amazing.
You can read the articles on Mashable and Techcrunch by clicking on the images:
Here's a picture of the first Divvyshot website:
And here's a screenshot of the site when it was sold to Facebook:
And the "About Us" page:
Here are some screenshots of the Divvyshot iPhone app: