India: weddings and investment

I love a good wedding. If it’s bollywood style, even better:

People Interactive gets $12-13 million VC fund from Goldman Sachs?Opens in a new tab.
People Interactive Group, which owns matrimonial site Shaadi.comOpens in a new tab., social networking site Fropper.comOpens in a new tab. and property portal Makaan.comOpens in a new tab., is believed to have received $12-13 million from Goldman Sachs, reports VC Circle

I know I’ve been writing about Shaadi and Sequoia capital and stuff for a couple of years now, but seriously? Dating and wedding sites are the “follow up” networks: developers and games first- at the bleeding edge, dating and wedding second, social media and conversation third, consumer communities fourth… and so on.
By the way, India is the third highest readership for this blog *waves to India* (Australia and America are 1st and 2nd)

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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