Widget Maker Sprout Raises $5 Million Second Round


Sprout, a distributor of flash widgets for displaying content, has raised a $5 million second round from Polaris Venture Partners and past backers Global Venture Capital (GVC) and Mitch Kapor. The company previously raised $3.3 million, for a total of $8.3 million. The SF-based company touts an easy-to-use, web-based authoring tool for creating widgets that contain text, video, sound and interactive features, such as polls — we’ve used Sprout for polls on this site. The competition: tons. Plenty of companies looking to capitalize on the widgetization of web content. Release.

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