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Mobile Enterprise Apps Developer Taptera Raises $2 Million From Salesforce, Angels

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Taptera, which builds enterprise iPhone and iPad applications, has landed $2 million in Series A financing in a round led by well-known Silicon Valley investor (and former Oracle exec) Terence Garnett, who will also be joining the startup’s board.

Other participants in the round include Salesforce.com and a slew of company CEOs and professional investors, including M.R. Rangaswami and former HP executive David Murphy.

Taptera’s first app, called Colleagues, is a mobile employee directory tool that will hit the market later this year.

The Taptera team includes cofounder and CEO Chris O’Connor, who previously spent eight years at Genentech, where he spearheaded the company’s move to empower its workforce with mobile apps. He’s joined by cofounder and chief product officer Dan McCall, also a Genentech vet.

Taptera’s CTO is Mike Janson, who joined the startup from its now-investor Salesforce.com, where he directed teams that developed collaboration tool Chatter.

The company is based in San Francisco.