Profile - Lorenz Bogaert - Netlog

Lorenz Bogaert is founder and CEO of Netlog. Netlog is Europe’s other big web success and has more than 20 million members, 2 billion monthly page views and 25 million unique monthly visitors, dominating the European mainland in this category.

Netlog is currently available in eight languages – English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian and Romanian – with all other European languages to be added in the near future, remarks Netlog’s CEO Lorenz Bogaert. Similar to Facebook, it allows users to construct a profile page and list preferences, friends and classmates and ultimately mirror their social lives and relationships, making it easier to keep in touch with people.

Netlog recently received another successful Venture Capital financing round with Index Ventures, London, and is confident resisting the ongoing European market entry of the U.S. giants MySpace and Facebook. Netlog received a Red Herring 100 Europe in the year 2007, an award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.


(Source: Media in Transition 2007)