Spock Closes $7 Million in Angel Round

Spock Networks announced today, in the company's first official press release, that it closed $7 million in Series A funding, in a round with Clearstone & Opus Capital. Spock is an ambitious people search engine company that both VentureBeat and GigaOm have mentioned before. Spock plans to launch a…

Spock Networks announced today, in the company’s first official press release, that it closed $7 million in Series A funding, in a round with Clearstone & Opus Capital. Spock is an ambitious people search engine company that both VentureBeat and GigaOm have mentioned before. Spock plans to launch a closed beta early next year.

“Everyone is curious about what is said about them online. Who hasn’t googled their own name or someone they know?” said Ken Elefant, general partner at Opus Capital Ventures. “We were incredibly impressed with the Spock team with their tremendous experience. We believe they are approaching the challenge of searching for people in a very different and powerful way that will set them apart from the current general market approach to people search.”

Author: John Battelle

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