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Update: I spoke with founder and CEO Dominik Matyka who couldn’t share the amount of the new investment but did say that it’s a minority stake in the company. He also shared that the founders invested $500k previously.
Berlin-based social recommendations service Plista has announced a round of funding today from the Draper Investment Company. Swiss-based investor Peter Schüpbach also joined the round. The company is not disclosing the total amount raised.
Plista moves into private beta today and the company is planning for a full public release in January 2009. The system uses Collaborative Filtering and is available for Web, mobile and video-on-demand applications.
Rafe has a good review of the service where he notes, "Think of it as Aggregate Knowledge meets MyBlogLog meets Sphere, with a dash of Matchmine." Tom Foremski has a lengthy review of the product and says that he would have picked Plista to win over Yammer at the TC50 event. Tom notes, "Plista’s technology creates models of user behavior — it even has a mood filter. "We can tell if you are in a grumpy mood in the mornings and we can factor that into your ratings," says Mr Dominik Matyka, Plista CEO. Plista also has a social network component so that you can share your recommendations and find and follow people with similar tastes."