John Doerr and Ram Shriram, early investors in Google, announce they are investing $16 million in Zazzle.com, an internet retailer that produces customized t-shirts and posters from licensed imagery from Disney, Build-a-Bear Workshop and NeoPets. Soon a joint venture with Pitney Bowes will allow them to produce customized postage stamps, which they expect will become very popular for items like wedding invitations.
I thought the Post Office was already doing customized stamps. Guess everybody thinks Zazzle has the magic touch...
"They are Googlesque in their energy and their ability to think big," [says Doerr.]
When you visit Zazzle, be sure to click on the Today's Best tab and visit Community Collections, Editor's Picks to see the really fresh and original ideas. You can sell your designs and make money at Zazzle.