Social curation: Pearltrees secures €5 million


pearltrees-logoThe Paris based social curation startup Pearltrees has just raised 5 million Euro in another financing round. Pearltrees, which was founded in 2009, describes itself as “a place to collect, organize and share everything you like on the web”. The young company aims to create an “interest graph” wich enables users to make social connections based on shared interests. Pearltrees allows you to create networks of “pearls” on screen. Each pearl is a link to a piece of content wich then can be connected to other pearls.

This recent round of financing is Pearltrees’ 4th round. Since its foundation, the startup has already raised 3.8 million Euro (+ the recent 5 million Euro). According to the young company, Pearltrees has grown at a rate of 15% each month (since its launch). Right now, Pearltrees is counting about 1 million unique visitors who generate about 30 million page views per month. On October 2011 the French startup released the Pearltrees iPad app which takes a visual approach to Web curation (pretty much like the browser version). Find out more about the social curation platform and watch the following video: