GoSquared, the real-time website analytics startup, has announced that it’s raised an Angel round from Stefan Glaenzer, Eileen Burbidge, Robert Dighero, and Thomas Jones. That’s the early-stage investor team at White Bear Yard where GoSquared has been resident for some time but it’s only now that the funding is official.
That said, terms remain undisclosed, which is interesting in light of competitor Chartbeat’s impressive $3 million Series A. The fact that GoSquared is keeping its own numbers close to its chest suggests perhaps that the London startup’s funding isn’t quite on the same level even if the product itself is impressive (I’ve been using it extensively for a few weeks now).
Today GoSquared also celebrates its 5th birthday, which at first glance seems a little, well, odd. I say that with some admiration as founders James Gill, James Taylor and Geoff Wagstaff are all nineteen years old. They tell me the company, which started out as a display ad network, was actually founded while they were in high school. Now I feel quite old.
So how to celebrate a birthday? Roll out a new version of your product, of course. LiveStats 3.1 adds the ability to setup Alerts via email for when a site has a traffic spike or unusual lull, perhaps suggesting server issues.