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Startups to watch

It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but there are still some startups that truly stand out. Business 2.0 Magazine identifies the ones most likely to strike gold in 2007.

Meebo lets users manage multiple instant-messaging services from one site. Meebo's killer app is a widget that places an IM window on your blog or webpage.

Funding: $12.5 million (Draper Fisher, Jurvetson, Sequoia Capital)

Founders: Sandy Jen, Seth Sternberg (also CEO), Elaine Wherry (shown right)

Employees: 12

Business model: Advertising

Bragging rights:: 5.3 million unique instant messenger IDs per month

Next up: Doubling staff in 2007

Contact: Daniel Bernstein, Danny@meebo.com

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