Wael Ghonim Famous Egyptian Protester Launches In Private Beta Parlio A Social Network For Discussions With Funding From Marissa Mayer And Others
Wael Ghonim has been silent politically since Al Sisi coup in Egypt, his twitter account had around 6 tweets only since July 2013 the date of the coup.
Wael was Google MENA marketing head when his facebook page “We are All Khaled Saeed” called for the Egyptian revolution in Egypt January 25, 2011. Wael last year joined google ventures and he tweeted in December 23 that he is leaving them.
Yesterday, His Linkedin update revealed that he has started a new startup called Parlio.
The angel list profile of Parlio mentions 3 co founders, Wael Ghonim, Osman Ahmed Osman from Egypt and Karim Fateem.
It says that it received funding from Marissa Mayer CEO of Yahoo, Google analytics founder Wesley Chan, founder of Amrex and Chairman of Wamda Fadi Ghandour, Lebanese Early Googler Georges Harik and VC firms Betaworks and Founder Collective.
Right now Parlio enables users to request an invite to join. Wael Ghonim has 1.5 million followers on Twitter, and a person who managed to rally people to start the Jan 25 demonstration has the capability of succeeding a social network around topics that matters to people around the world.