By Sean Maguire
Joining an all-star cast of investors that includes Guy Kawasaki, founder of Alltop and Dallas, TX billionaire Mark Cuban, founder of Broadcast.com; SlideShare, Inc., the world’s largest online slide sharing community announced it has secured $3 million in Series A funding, led by Venrock.
The funding enables SlideShare to expand operations, fund continued product development and accelerate its subscription base.
A free service, SlideShare is the “YouTube” of slide show sharing; allowing individuals and organizations to easily upload and share presentations and generate leads. Files can be tagged, downloaded and embedded into blogs, websites and social media platforms.
As part of the round, SlideShare adds Venrock General Partner, David Siminoff to its board. “Our use of the Internet is evolving from consuming and sharing text-based information – like email, news and blogs – to visual communication, using imagery and video,” said Siminoff.
Slideshare by the Numbers
Over 300,000 presentations uploaded, from 165 countries in more than 55 languages.
About Sean Maguire.
Sean Maguire is the Founder and Managing Partner for 360SELL, Inc., an Austin, TX based internet sales and marketing consulting firm. Sean has over 20 years experience working with venture funded startups through Fortune 500 industry leaders.