Worth reading: TextMaster, SocialBro, Vevo, Socialbakers

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:

Textmaster-logoTextMaster, the crowdsourced platform for content translation, copywriting, and proofreading, has raised its first funding round: €1.64 million from the French VC fund Alven Capital and business angels. The Brussels-headquartered company says it will use the new capital to “accelerate” growth as it expands internationally. Visit TechCrunch to read the full article.

socialbakers-logoSocialbakers, one of the world’s leading social analytics firms, has raised $6million of new funding from Index Ventures, joined by existing investor Earlybird Capital. The funds will be used for further expansion and product development. Socialbakers was founded 2009 in Prague and offers businesses a range of tools to track their – and competitors’ – social media engagement. Check out the full story on Venturevillage.eu.

vevo-logoVevo, the #2 video site in the US, broadened its European expansion with launches in France, Spain and Italy after kicking-off its expansion last year in the UK.  Given that Vevo was founded out of a partnership between the music majors Universal and Sony, YouTube and Abu Dhabi Media Company, their positioning focuses on licensed music content. Find out more and visit RudeBaguette.com.

SocialBro-logoSocialBro has pulled in €500K to analyze tweets, a very manly undertaking. The startup’s cloud solution provides management and analysis of Twitter communities. It provides tools that corporation, brands, and agencies can use to ramp up user engagement, grow their user base, and maybe even find monetization possibilities in their social networks. Learn more an visit VentureBeat.com.


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