Talk about being up there: Eons, a social network aimed at seniors (50+, it says), has received a big $22 million second round of funding. The round was led by Charles River Ventures, with participation from new investors Intel Capital and Humana Inc., as well as existing investors General Catalyst Partners and Sequoia Capital.
The Boston-based company was started by Monster.com’s founder Jeff Taylor…it raised $10 million in its first round announced in April last year. The site launched seven months ago. The company says it is also supported by corporate founding partners Harrah’s Entertainment, Hyatt Corp., Humana, Inc., Liberty Mutual Group, Fidelity and Verizon Wireless, though I am not sure what that means (maybe that they are advertisers on the service?).
The company also recently launched a search engine for its target audience, called Cranky.
More details in release.