ShareThis Raises $15M: A Lot of Dough for One Widget

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ShareThis, a startup that provides a single widget with the same name, has raised $15M in a Series B round led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. That brings the company’s total financing up to $21M after a Series A round in 2007.

The ShareThis widget is akin to the AddThis bookmarking widget we use here on TechCrunch at the bottom of each post. Readers can use it to share posts with others by sending them through email or by posting them to their favorite social media sites (Digg, Delicious, MySpace, Newsvine, etc). The newest version of the ShareThis widget, just released very recently, gives website publishers the ability to track usage as well. We currently have the original version of the widget installed on CrunchGear (haven’t had the chance to upgrade yet) and it works quite well.

The company claims the widget experiences over 100 million views per month from over 26 million unique visitors; this only after launching in November 2007. These are impressive stats, but the company has yet to generate any revenue. CEO Tim Schigel says this should start in 2008 although the company is still exploring options ranging from paid services to advertising.

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