Fast Facts: Connected Ventures Empire

Connected Ventures, a multi-million dollar company formed in 1999 and run by three guys in their mid-20s, is the parent company to several Web sites: A site that caters to the frat guy in all of us, this site is loaded with articles, pictures and video clips that tend to track the foibles that come with consuming too much alcohol. Developed in 2003, the guys thought they could parlay their humor onto t-shirts for their site visitors. Defunker was started in early 2005 and focuses more on design and upscale t-shirts. Alldumb was started in 2003 and serves simply as another platform on which Connected Ventures can sell ads. Vimeo was created in early 2005, before sites like and Google Video. Vimeo is a community for people who make video.