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Open media dollars are coming thick and fast. Today Joshua Schachter announced that he had quit his job, and raised money from a whole bunch of people. (tip-off, Niall Kennedy) Union Square Ventures leads the investment group, and the other members are Amazon.com, Marc Andreessen, BV […]

Open media dollars are coming thick and fast. Today Joshua Schachter announced that he had quit his job, and raised money from a whole bunch of people. (tip-off, Niall Kennedy)

Union Square Ventures leads the investment group, and the other members are Amazon.com, Marc Andreessen, BV Capital, Esther Dyson, Seth Goldstein, Josh Koppelman, Howard Morgan, Tim O’Reilly, and Bob Young.

How much money he got, no news? Less than $2 million. Maybe between $2-and-$3 million. I had been pinging a lot of people all day long trying to get the skinny on this – had narrowed it down to Josh Koppelman and Union Square Ventures. Fred did not email back.

Niall points out, Amazon has now funded two tagging companies in 43 Things and del.icio.us. Good move – the investors know that one of the big three – Google, Yahoo or MSN could come calling and buying out this little project as well. Just like Flickr. Good cash in flipping you know!

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  1. Backdrifter.com Sunday, April 10, 2005

    del.icio.us dol.lar.signs

    Om Malik points out, that social bookmarking site del.icio.us has received venture capital money. Joshua Schachter, developer and maintainer of del.icio.us, gave details on the site’s mailing list.

    Among the investors are Union Square Ventures, Am…

  2. Software Only Monday, April 11, 2005

    Del.icio.us closes a round of financing, led by Fred Wilson

    Niall has the scoop: Joshua Schachter, after going pro two weeks ago, has closed a round of financing led by Fred Wilson’s new fund, Union Square Ventures. Other co-investors were: Amazon.com, Marc Andreessen, BV Capital, Esther Dyson, Seth Goldstein,…

  3. Corante New York Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    Venture capital money tastes del.icio.us

    Joshua Schachter, the founder of del.icio.us, has some exciting news about a recent infusion of VC money: “As you may know, I left my job a few weeks ago in order to devote myself full-time to del.icio.us. In order to…

  4. Read/Write Web Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    Web 2.0 News, 12 April 2005

    Here’s a new feature I’m trialing on Read/Write Web. It’ll be a daily
    shot of Web 2.0 news. Each item will have a main link, one or two lines of commentary
    from me, and views of the story from other bloggers (if I have time)…

  5. Johnnie Manzari Monday, April 18, 2005

    Web 2.0: Bottom-up and Self-Organizing

    When I was working on the first release of Photoshop Album, one of the biggest areas of contention was around tags. It was clear that there was a benefit to building an organizational model around tags, but it was unclear…

  6. Profile: Deli.cio.us

    Company: Deli.cio.us

    Launched: early 2004
    Funding: Seed funding in early April, 2005 (rumored $2 millionish) by Union Square Ventures, Amazon.com, Marc Andreessen, BV Capital, Esther Dyson, Seth Goldstein, Josh Kopelman, Howard Morgan, Tim O&#821…

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  8. Five Years of Delicious Tagging | The Mike Abundo Effect Friday, November 7, 2008

    [...] went by the adorably geeky name del.icio.us. I still remember smiling when founder Joshua Schachter quit his day job to pursue his crazy little project full time. I still remember cheering when [...]

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