Weblin users can create avatars that pop up at the bottom of any Web page whenever other Weblin members are viewing it, turning Web pages themselves into virtual worlds. The company hopes to make money through advertising and premium memberships, and by selling virtual items. Available in English and German, the site plans to launch in other languages, including Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
CEO: Jan Andresen
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Funding: $1.3 million (private investors and High Tech Grunderfonds)