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Content sharing and bookmarking service Shareaholic has announced a new round of angel funding this week. Founder Jay Meattle says that they raised a, “few hundred thousand”. Meattle also notes that more items are shared each day via Shareaholic than on Digg.
Xconomy has more details on the funding. The full list of Shareaholic’s angel investors includes:
- Ed Roberts, founder, MIT Entrepreneurship Center; co‐founder, Sohu.com
- Dharmesh Shah, founder and chief technology officer, HubSpot
- Eric Dobkin, Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
- Brian Balfour, co‐founder, Viximo
- David Cancel, co‐founder, Compete
- Andrew Payne, investor in Care.com, Digium, HubSpot, and SmartFlix; co‐founder, FanSnap
- Brian Shin, founder and CEO, Visible Measures
The company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It looks like their business model will be based on data usage. Check out our post about their buzz monitor launch from this past summer.
Content sharing and bookmarking service Shareaholic has announced the launch of the Shareaholic Buzz Monitor today. Through a new formalized partnership with OneRiot, Shareaholic users can now monitor real-time trending topics on OneRiot and Twitter.
Shareaholic is also using their own proprietary data within the real-time results. The topics cover news, videos and blogs. What’s interesting with today’s announcement is that users can also share the interesting trending topics on any of the 60+ services that Shareaholic supports which includes Digg, Facebook, Blogger, LinkedIn, ping.fm, etc.
Mozilla reports over 1 million activations and the service works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Flock, Safari and Songbird.