Online Art Community DeviantArt Secures $3.5 Million In First Round

DeviantArt, a Hollywood-based online art community, has raised $3.5 million in first round funding, PEHub, which cited a regulatory filing. The site, which caters to a variety of artist categories such as painters, cartoonists and photographers, was founded in April 2000 and claims to reach over 14 million unique global users per month, with 5 million of those uniques coming from the U.S. DeviantArt did not say how it plans to use the funding, or who participated in the round, although it does list video compression developer DivX as one of its shareholders.