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After Building $800m Voice Platform, TellMe Engineer Gets Funding for Social Bookmarking Startup

What do you do after you travel across the world to help build a big enterprise, tech-heavy, company that gets acquired by Microsoft for $800 million? If you’re Egyptian former TellMe senior engineer Ramy Adeeb, apparently you start a new social bookmarking service. Social bookmarking or curation is a long-saturated market, but the New Delicious and several other companies are making a big go at it again. Someday, somebody is going to nail it. Probably more than one somebody.

Adeeb’s new startup Snip.it is a service aimed at that market. It was quietly added to the portfolio listings of San Francisco’s True Ventures tonight, a bot has found. The site is wide open with Facebook login, but no one else has yet written about its existence or about Adeeb’s leaving his post as a Principal at Khosla Ventures to start it. At a time when related curation service Pinterest is one of the hottest things in Silicon Valley, I think Adeeb’s Snip.it warrants some attention as well. Below, the screenshots of the app’s current state.

Ramy Adeeb was a teenage tech prodigy in Egypt in the 1990’s, then came to Harvard to study Computer Science. In 2000, he got one of the most sought-after jobs on earth at hot Mountain View startup TellMe, the voice and telephony application company that Microsoft would acquire 7 years later in a deal that signaled big things for voice technology. Adeeb was TellMe’s Senior Manager of Enterprise Engineering when the company was acquired.

He stayed at Microsoft for less than a year, then got an MBA from Stanford and then joined leading Venture Capital firm Khosla Ventures as a Principal. He stayed there for two years, working on investments that included Square, Groupme and personalized search service Ness Technologies. Then left and is now the founder of a True Ventures funded startup.

Snip.it is all about saving collections of links: for yourself or to share with others. It’s nice to be able to bundle together links and share them or store them. The interface is early but attractive. The site isn’t much yet – but it seems unlikely given the people involved that there’s anything but big ambitions being it.

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