Stealth Social Net Masala Gets $4.5 Million First Round Funding

Masala, a still-in-stealth San Francisco-based social networking startup, has raised $4.5 million in its first round of funding. The round was led by VantagePoint Venture Partners, according to a regulatory filing, picked up by PEHub. The company is run by onetime Sevin Rosen Funds partner Amra Tareen.