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Glubble, an online community that lets families share photos, messages and status updates, has raised $1 million in funding from a group of private European investors. (This brings its total funding to about $3 million). The S.F.-based startup is also getting new leadership with the money: COO Alexander van Elsas is moving into the role of CEO; Co-founder and former CEO Willem-Jan Schutte will stay on as a member of the non-executive board.
Glubble will use the investment to add new features to its social networking platform, including mobile photo uploads, and the integration of Twitter and Facebook feeds. Families can use the free service, or pay about $40 annually for unlimited storage and functionality; Glubble also acts as a “safe” browser for kids, keeping them connected to the family homepage, letting them play games and surf only sites that have been pre-approved by their parents. Release.