Pearltrees serie B founding round

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Pearltrees, a company offering a novel interface for sharing and finding content, has raised 5 million euros ($6.7 million US) in new funding. The basic unit of the Pearltrees service is the pearl, which is basically a bookmark. Users can assemble these pearls into trees based around a topic. Meanwhile, Pearltrees is using that data to determine how different topics and bookmarks are related, and allows users to find new pearls (related to whatever topic they’re exploring) through its “related interests” button. Following the lead from Google’s PageRank and Facebook’s EdgeRank, Pearltrees has named its technology TreeRank. Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph”

Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph”

What the heck is an interest graph? Pearltrees raises $6.6M to show us

What the heck is an interest graph? Pearltrees raises $6.6M to show us

Social curation startup Pearltrees has just sealed a deal for €5 million (around $6.6 million), all in the name of creating a better interest graph. Much is being made in current social media circles of the “interest graph” concept, which is more about what you know than who you know, and which purportedly has strong connections to purchase intent and other matters of concern to online marketers. Put differently, while social networks like Facebook focus on what you have in common with your friends and how you react to friends’ recommendations, interest graph-based models (like the ones behind Pinterest, GetGlue or Foodspotting) make social connections based on shared interests, not the other way around.
Pearltrees Closes Series B to Continue Curating the Web
The Paris-based social curation platform Pearltrees just announced that it has raised a Series B round of 5 million Euros (about $6.62 million USD). The money is coming from Group Accueil, which had also invested in the service’s previous round. In total, Pearltrees has now raised 8.5 million Euros. The company, which launched its first alpha almost 3 years ago, aims to use this money to scale its product and – maybe even more importantly – implement a freemium business model for its service. The company did not publicly discuss what exactly this freemium model will look like. With 5 Million More Euros in the Bank, Pearltrees Gets Ready to Scale and Start Monetizing

With 5 Million More Euros in the Bank, Pearltrees Gets Ready to Scale and Start Monetizing

Pearltrees raised $6.7 million in funding in a deal led by Groupe Accueil, according to a news report from Tech Crunch. Here is the story. Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph” Pearltrees Raises $6.7M | Pearltrees Raises $6.7M |

[Entretien exclu] Pearltrees lève 5 millions d’euros

C’est une nouvelle levée de fonds pour la start-up lancée en 2009. Spécialisée dans la curation de contenus, Pearltrees avait réalisé 3 levées pour un montant total de 3.5 M€. Le groupe Accueil, société familiale diversifiée et présent dès le début, a principalement contribué à ce nouveau tour qui va servir à industrialiser et monétiser le service : développement mutliplateforme (web, iPad, et bientôt iPhone), ouverture de l’API et passage au Html 5. [Entretien exclu] Pearltrees lève 5 millions d’euros
Pearltrees lève 5 millions d'euros et prépare un modèle freemium

Pearltrees lève 5 millions d'euros et prépare un modèle freemium

Le service de « social curation » français Pearltrees vient de boucler son quatrième tour de table, avec cette fois une levée record dans sa jeune histoire : 5 millions d’euros. Loin de la Silicon Valley, les startups françaises dont l’unité de base en matière de levée de fonds est le million d’euros ne courent pas les rues. C’est pourtant le cas de Pearltrees, qui vient de boucler son quatrième tour de table, avec cette fois une levée record dans sa jeune histoire : 5 millions d’euros.
Le français Pearltrees lève 5 millions d'euros Les Echos n° 21123 du 14 fevrier 2012 • page 26 La « curation » revient à la mode. Ce mot, qui faisait le « buzz » sur Internet il y a quelques mois, désigne la façon d'organiser et d'éditer des contenus sur Internet.

Le français Pearltrees lève 5 millions d'euros