Shareaholic, a plugin that makes it easy to share content across a variety of social and bookmarking sites, has raised $1.9 million in funding from 500 Startups, Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot), David Cancel, Brian Shin, Roy Rodenstein, Nicole Stata, Nextview Ventures and General Catalyst Partners.
Shareaholic allows you to find a site you like, click on the plugin’s button nestled in your browser toolbar, and choose which service you’d like to share it to. And Shareaholic is compatible with every major browser, including support for IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari. The company also launched publisher sharing tools for WordPress last year.
The company has also announced that Shareholic has reached 250 million unique monthly visitors after 12 months of working with publishers. Shareaholic has also seen more than 2 million browser downloads (up from 1 million in 2009) and 1.4 million WordPress plugin installs. Shareaholic is also releasing a widget for Tumblr.
Shareaholic is transforming the way we read, discover and share content on the web. Founded in 2008, Shareaholic has quickly grown from a “nights and weekends” project to a fast-growing VC backed company that today is the leader in making content discovery & sharing on the web a simple, delightful and elegant experience for readers while providing powerful tools to content publishers to measure, analyze and improve the effectiveness of their content to drive even more visibility, traffic, leads and...