Web and social media monitoring app maker mention launched its service less than a year ago and has attracted more than 50,000 users from 46 countries so far.
Today, the French company is announcing that it has closed a “flash seed round” – more on that later – to the tune of $800,000 from Paris, France-based Alven Capital and Berlin, Germany-based Point Nine Capital.
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In addition, mention allows people to follow up on alerts from the Web and social networks by sharing or responding to mentions.
Commenting on the fundraising, de La Jonquière said:
“We’ve decided to quickly raise a seed round on a “flash mode” to take advantage of the momentum we are in. We’ve contacted 5 investors whom we knew were thrilled by the project with a single HTML 5 presentation page and a pre-drafted terms sheet.
The whole idea was not to lose any time on the round and keep focusing on product development and traction.”
Interesting, but it’s worth noting that e-founders has prior relationships with Alven Capital – the VC firm recently led a $3.3 million financing round for another one of their ventures, cloud email platform Mailjet.
Mention will use the capital to build out a marketing and sales team, and for product development. In the pipeline are collaboration and community management options for multiple-user organizations.
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