Fluidinfo receives an additional $170K in Series A second closing

August 23rd, 2010 by Terry Jones. Filed under Progress.

We’re happy to announce a second closing of Fluidinfo‘s Series A investment round. We’ve raised another $170K, taking the round to just under $1M in total. Some of the people investing in the second closing are:

Michael Parekh: A Wall Streeter for over 20 years and former partner at Goldman Sachs, Michael founded and helped to build the Internet Research effort at the firm (twitter, more info).

Esther Dyson: who seed funded Fluidinfo in late 2007, and who’s been a huge source of help ever since (and before). We’re thrilled to have her following on in this round (twitter, more info).

David Snow: the Editor in Chief of PEI Media. David also participated in the seed funding of Fluidinfo (twitter, more info).

Ted Carroll and Earl Macomber: who were both also seed-stage backers of Fluidinfo. Ted and Earl are the managing principals of traditional information and media focused private equity firm Noson Lawen Partners, and have again made personal investments (twitter, more info).

Ed Carroll: who was also a seed stage Fluidinfo investor. Ed is now entering his senior year in high school and hopes to attend USC next year as a freshman at The Marshall School. Ed spent a month at Marshall this summer and walked away with Top Five honors in their Entrepreneurialism program. Good luck Ed!

There are three other new investors who also came into the round, but who prefer not to be mentioned publicly at this stage (so you’ll have to ask us about them privately :-)). The above all join Betaworks, IA Ventures, RRE Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Chris Dixon & Founder Collective, Joshua Schacter, Andrew Rasiej, Ross Williams, and Esther Speight as Fluidinfo Series A investors.

Our thanks to everyone!