Last year Business 2.0 magazine published the 2006 Next Net 25 list, which outlined the top 25 Internet startups that were most likely to succeed. It is important to note that three of the startups mentioned in last year’s list were acquired by Google; Jotspot, Writely and who can forget YouTube. Several other sites mention in last years Next Net 25 list, also went on to garner greater popularity and deals.
This year they have have decided to continue the tradition and name 2007’s Next Net 25. They’ve compiled this list into five categories; social media, video, mobile, online advertising and enterprise applications. They believe these sites have the greatest ability to prosper due to their innovative concepts and their promising business models. With formidable contenders like MetaCafe, Wikia and Joost on the list, surely some of the sites mentions will cross the chasm into mainstream culture.
Originally posted on February 23, 2007 @ 9:17 pm