Social Information Aggregator Nuzzel Enlists Buyers From The Media Business

Social News Aggregator Nuzzel Enlists Investors From The Media Industry

Nuzzel, the social information startup led by Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams, is saying a bunch of latest buyers at present — together with Matter, the Knight Basis-backed incubator for media startups.

Abrams didn’t say how a lot extra money he’s raised, however he described the brand new funding as “comparatively small in measurement in comparison with a few of our tech-business buyers” — this was much less concerning the measurement of the funding and extra about getting backers from the information and media business. (Nuzzel beforehand raised $three.four million in funding.)

Whereas the startup presents alternative ways to discover the information, its core attraction could be very easy — it creates a information feed and information alerts based mostly on what your folks are sharing on social media.

“As we have now solved overload issues for information shoppers, we realized that there are additionally alternatives for Nuzzel to assist publishers,” Abrams stated in an emailed assertion. “The intersection of social and cellular platforms characterize each challenges and alternatives for information publishers. Nuzzel will help join the proper information readers with the lots of of items of content material that information corporations are publishing every day.”

Listed here are the brand new buyers:

  • Matter
  • Gordon Crovitz, former writer of The Wall Road Journal
  • Arturo Duran, managing companion at IVA Ventures
  • Craig Forman, associate at NextNews Ventures
  • Jim Friedlich, CEO of Empirical Media
  • Andrew Miller, former CEO of the Guardian Media Group
  • John Paton, founder and former CEO of Digital First Media