Pixable, a startup that develops sleek social photo creation and categorization tools, has raised $3.6 million in Series B funding led by Menlo Ventures. This brings Pixable’s total funding to $6.6 million.
Founded by 3 MIT graduate students, Pixable’s service allows people to use of all their Facebook and image sharing site photo content like captions, tagging information, comments, and birthdays to make albums, slideshows, calendars and nor artwork. Pixable’s browser-based simplifies the creation of albums, making it easy to use for anyone. One of Pixable’s early applications was a nifty tool that allows you to make mosaics of your Facebook photos.
Since then, the startup launched Photofeed, a Facebook app and companion iPad app which will intelligently sort and categorize your friends’ Facebook, Instagram and Flickr photos. And most recently, Pixable extended Photofeed’s functionality to the iPhone with a newly launched app. Since its launch in January, Pixable’s Photofeed has sorted and ranked over 10 billion photos for its 500,000 users.
The new funds will be used to further scale the company’s engineering team and infrastructure to manage
the increasing traffic across multiple platforms, including Web, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.
Pixable will also soon integrate video into its Photofeed app by categorizing and ranking videos your friends are watching and sharing on Facebook and Twitter.