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The Overthrow of Myspace - How they lost the crown to Facebookh @ Kafnu

How did Myspace, once the largest social media site in the world and “the place to be on the Internet” (Cnet), lose its relevance and get overtaken by Facebook? Join Sean Percival, former VP at Myspace, in unraveling the growth lessons learned from the site’s downfall. Register now at

[Note: the event language is English.
Lưu ý: ngôn ngữ của sự kiện này là tiếng Anh.]

Before Facebook, there was Myspace. For a while, Myspace was the largest social media platform in the world. In 2007, the site had 300 million users and was valued at $12 billion. By 2008, it was generating 4.3 billion daily page views. But almost overnight, it was dethroned by Facebook. It has since become a virtual “ghost town” (The Guardian) and was sold off for $35 million in 2011.

In this event, we will sit down with Sean Percival, former VP of Marketing at Myspace, to hear his take on what went wrong and how we could learn from their mistakes. Sean will discuss the importance of building the right infrastructure, focusing on the right things, and leveraging data to serve your customers. Sign up now to join us and take home a few lessons on how to grow your startup.

Sean Percival is a seasoned tech entrepreneur and investor. He has invested in 140+ startups and founded several of his own. A multifaceted and experienced marketing executive, he has prior experience as the VP of Marketing at Myspace and as former CMO of Whereby (acquired). Through his work in acclaimed accelerator programs like 500 Startups, Katapult Accelerator, and Innovation Norway, Sean has mentored 1000+ startups on growth marketing and fundraising. He currently serves as Program Director of the Saola accelerator by 500 Startups Vietnam.


Wed 4 March

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Kafnu | 92A Nguyen Huu Canh, 22 Ward, Binh Thanh District