In July, Metacafe recieved $15 million in funding from Benchmark Capital and Accel Partners. The company was founded in 2004 and has offices in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv.
We are currently calling press reps at Yahoo to inquire about the acquisition, which would be surprising, given their recent commitment to reorganization.
Update: We’ve taken a look at Metacafe’s Comscore stats relative to YouTube. Comscore reports that Metacafe had 3.8 million unique visitors and 83 million page views in October 2006. That compares to YouTube’s 23 million unique visitors and 1.5 billion page views. These stats are U.S. only.