scanR, a Palo Alto-based start-up that has built technology that allows consumers to use cameraphones to scan, copy and fax documents has raised about $4.65 million in funding. Expect an announcement tomorrow. Investors include Trinity Ventures, and Thomvest International. Don Listwin, former President and CEO of Openwave Systems, and James Joaquin, current CEO of Xoom.com and former CEO of Ofoto have also invested in the company.
Mobile phones with a camera have gone mainstream, and a lot of companies are working hard to create applications for these devices. Nearly 400 million phones with megapixel cameras will be sold in 2006. The new version of the software has been released by the company. Now you can click and capture whiteboard scribles and turn them into PDF files. Only last week, there was word about Six Apart, a San Francisco-based web publishing company snapped up Splash Data for an undisclosed amount of money. Expect more action around camera-phones in coming months.