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We have been tracking a round of funding for WooMe, the online video speed-dating service, and latest word is that the deal is done. The company raised a $12 million round led by Index Ventures, according to our sources. The company raised fresh money at a […]

We have been tracking a round of funding for WooMe, the online video speed-dating service, and latest word is that the deal is done. The company raised a $12 million round led by Index Ventures, according to our sources. The company raised fresh money at a pre-money valuation of around $18 million, which makes it worth around $30 million. And apparently WooMee is working on a deal to turn its video chats into TV content for MTV.

WooMe had previously raised about $5 million. The company launched at our NewTeeVee Live conference last November. Previous investors in the company include Mangrove Capital, along with previous investors Atomico (founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis), Klaus Hammels and newcomer Oliver Jung. I am about to jump on an airplane, but will try to add to the story this afternoon.

  1. the company launched at Techcrunch40, i saw the presentation. why do you try and associate with your conference?

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  2. Whit,

    They launched their alpha on TC40, and their service became available at our conference, hence the word launched. I think it is a company and their over aggressive PR at work. I wish

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  3. [...] service, has reportedly raised a $12 million Series B round from Index Ventures. According to NewTeeVee: We have been tracking a round of funding for WooMe, the online video speed-dating service, and [...]

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  4. [...] WooMe apparently didn’t intend to release the news so soon, but was scooped yesterday by NewTeeVee, which reported slightly low-balled figures from an unnamed source, as well as a deal with MTV that [...]

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  5. [...] NEWTEEVEE — June 11 — WooMe, the online video speed-dating service, raised a $12m round led by Index Ventures. The company raised fresh money at a pre-money valuation of around $18m, which makes it worth around $30m. And apparently WooMee is working on a deal to turn its video chats into TV content for MTV. FULL ARTICLE @ NEWTEEVEE [...]

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  6. [...] service, has reportedly raised a $12 million Series B round from Index Ventures. According to NewTeeVee: We have been tracking a round of funding for WooMe, the online video speed-dating service, and [...]

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  7. I can’t believe this, but it does give me hope as a look a Google trends has been showing a steady downslide of the popularity of dating in search terms! Then you hear conflicting stories that online/offline dating has never been more popular.

    I guess the proof is in the pudding, this deal is a big fat sticky toffee pudding to the business of dating.

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  8. It’s really quite incredible at how well the PR of WooMe has been. I think they have done a fantastic job in raising enough money to grow and compete with some of the more traditional dating companies. I think it’s great any time new use of technology enters the dating industry.

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  9. That is right.The company launched at our NewTeeVee Live conference last November.

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