Let’s call this a single source rumor. But the source is Paul Carr’s camera, so we feel pretty good about it. The picture was taken last night at the TechCrunch summer party at August Capital.
Tello, says our source (the camera), has raised $100,000 from angel investor Dave McClure, whose checks appear to have an imprint of the Twitter fail whale in the background. This is one of his first investments from his shiny new 500 Startups fund.
What’s Tello? We don’t actually know. Founder and CEO Joe Beninato was previously the CEO of Presto. We had a lot of fun with that one. Cofounder and CTO John Cwikla has experience at GameLayers, Doostang, Xoom and other startups.
The total size of this round is around $1 million, we hear.
Does a picture say a thousand words? I dunno. Someone please count them. More details as they come in.
Tello is committed to helping companies improve customer service by providing real-time insight into the customer experience. With Tello™ mobile and social applications in hand, people everywhere can express their satisfaction with recent experiences and purchases. Tello then aggregates these sentiments and provides additional analysis. Using Tello, businesses of all sizes can continuously improve service by engaging customers in conversation, resolving issues, and monitoring employee ratings, comments, and analytics. Tello was founded in 2010 in Palo Alto, California by experienced entrepreneur...