Social website creation platform RebelMouse gets $10.25 million in Series A funding

Social website creation platform RebelMouse gets $10.25 million in Series A funding

RebelMouse, the company that describes itself as “your social front page”, has landed more than $10 million in fresh funding in a series A round led by Oak Investment Partners, SoftBank, Sterling Investment Partners and Michael Lazerow.

Paul Berry, founder and CEO of RebelMouse announced the deal on Friday in a blog post:

“Our aim at RebelMouse has always been to make it easy for everyone to create sites that better engage their audiences, and we’re excited to share that today, we’re one step closer to achieving this goal.

We’re thrilled that Michael saw potential in RebelMouse, and I’m confident that his keen insight into the rapidly changing social publishing and advertising space will be extremely beneficial for us moving forward.”

In a nutshell, the software makes it easy for individuals, businesses or brands to populate their homepage, or their own RebelMouse page with content from social media activity. Check out RebelMouse’s blog for an example.

Berry, ex-CTO of the Huffington Post, launched RebelMouse in June 2012 and said that more than 300,000 sites had been created by RebelMouse users that spanned from individual bloggers to TV networks like Fox, SyFY, Bravo and AOL. He added that  in the last 31 days the platform reached over 7 million unique visitors, a growth of over 900 percent since January alone.

In addition to securing another round of funding, Berry said the company had also managed to recruit fresh execs in the form of  from Jarrod Dicker from Time Inc, Andrea Harrison from PepsiCo Beverages and Jake Beckman from Bloomberg TV.

Dicker will take the role of Managing Director of Commercial Product and Operations, Harrison will be leading platform marketing and Beckman will be partner accelerator at RebelMouse.

Featured Image Credit – Flickr/Denis Defreyne

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