Razoo Launch Aims to Inspire Positive Change

FALLS CHURCH, VA – August 3, 2007 – Viget Labs is proud to announce the public beta launch of Razoo.com, a social networking site that rallies users to accomplish social changes by connecting and acting on shared passions and causes.

Razoo, a major Ruby on Rails project for the Lab, aims "to promote social good and to inspire others to get involved by making giving and serving fun, easy, and meaningful." The site has been in private beta since February 1.

Brian Williams, CEO of Viget, said that he jumped at the opportunity to partner with Razoo after his initial meeting with their CEO, J. Sebastian Traeger.

"When we first met with Sebastian and heard his vision for building a social networking platform that would promote social good and inspire positive change, we were immediately onboard," Williams said. "The public launch is the kind of tangible success that comes of creative people getting together and making things happen. We're proud to be a part of that."

Traeger said this significant milestone is only the beginning. "The launch of our website is great news for our constituents, who will now have a place to connect where they can strengthen relationships and build micro-communities for action."

Those constituents already have gotten a taste of what Razoo has to offer thanks to the launch of their related products, including the Good Happens blog and newsletter that highlight positive ideas happening each day; Speed Granting, a Facebook application that encourages and rewards social entrepreneurs; and Brewing Good, a monthly offline event that brings together those who want to affect positive social change.

To learn more about Razoo, visit their website at beta.razoo.com.

 

About Razoo

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Razoo is a start-up founded in October 2006. CEO J. Sebastian Traeger leads a team of twelve employees, with the mission to promote social good, and to inspire others to get involved by making giving and serving fun, easy, and meaningful.


About Viget Labs

Founded in 1999 and maintaining offices in Falls Church, VA, and Durham, NC, Viget Labs provides strategic web consulting, interactive design, web application development, and online marketing services to clients around the world. Typical engagements include concept-to-launch development of online businesses, implementation of online marketing strategies for traditional companies, and custom projects that leverage a distinct set of our full-service capabilities. In short, we build web business.