Viddy Raises New Funding from All-Star Cast

With the recent financing, the Viddy team looks to take another play out of the Instagram book and expand to Android, as well as add iPad optimization.

From Pandodaily:

“Viddy, which recently rocketed to become the #1 free iOS app, has raised a new round of financing from some very prominent technology and entertainment investors.

Information is still coming in, but we’ve learned that the investors in this round include Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, founder of Omniture & Domo Josh James, chairman of Skull Candy & CEO of Stance Jeff Kearl, Jay-Z & Jay Brown’s Roc Nation, Will Smith’s investment company Overbrook Entertainment, founder of ShoeDazzle & The Honest Company Brian Lee, professional skateboarder and reality TV celebrity Rob Dyrdek, international soccer star Gerard Pique, and Latin pop megastar Shakira.

It seems that these latest investors were allowed to join an earlier round completed in February of this year, which at the time was $6 million and included Battery Ventures, Greycroft Ventures, Qualcomm, Bessemer Ventures, and several angels…”

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