Seesmic Raises $6 Million

Feb 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Digital Video Downloads, Podcasting Services, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Video blog/video conversation site Seesmic is announcing tomorrow that it has raised $6 million in funding.

The investment is lead by Atomico Рan investment group founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The complete list of investors is:

  • Michael Arrington – Founder, TechCrunch
  • Steve Case – Co-Founder and former CEO and Chairman, AOL
  • Jeff Clavier – Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
  • Ron Conway – Early investor, Google
  • Steve Garfield – Pioneering video blogger
  • Dan Gillmor – Director, Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship
  • Reid Hoffman – Founder, LinkedIn
  • Michael Parekh – Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Mark Pincus – Co-Founder and former Chairman and CEO, SupportSoft
  • Ariel Poler – Founder and former CEO, IPRO and Topica
  • Jeff Pulver – Chairman and Founder,
  • Martin Varsavsky – Founder, FON

Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur says the investment “will enable us to launch a site built by and for our community, incorporating the products and features they’ve told us they want through their Seesmic conversations.”

In our testing of the alpha version of Seesmic, we’ve found it to be an interesting new service that trivializes making Internet video. And the fact that it does make creating Internet video so trivial leads to new types of video consumption and conversations.

Note: This news was embargoed until tomorrow, but leaked earlier today at Valleywag.

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