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.

Metacafe's service ranks uploaded videos by popularity and feedback from a community of 17 million monthly visitors - and pays the creators for the success of their work. The auteurs get $100 after 20,000 viewings and $5 for every 1,000 subsequent views. Since September, Metacafe has paid a total of $250,000 to 200 contributors.

Funding: $20 million (Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital)

CEO: Erick Hachenburg (shown right)

Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.

Employees: 65

Founded: 2003

Business model: Advertising

Bragging rights: 17 million monthly users; revenues doubling each quarter

Next up: Hiring 100 employees in 2007; partnering with movie studios, record labels and producers

Contact: Business@metacafe.com

Tell us what you think about our 25 startups to watch: Are any of them the next YouTube or MySpace?

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