Scripted.com, a marketplace for freelance writers, has secured another $150,000 in seed funding on top of the $700,000 it raised back in late November 2011. The new seed financing round was led by former Redpoint Ventures Executive-in-Residence David Wu. Additionally, Scripted.com has brought two new advisors on board: former LinkedIn chief scientist DJ Patil and 99designs co-founder Matt Mickiewicz.
Scripted.com says its freelance writer network now gives access to more than 80,000 scribes, enabling them to sell – of course – “high-quality” content (think blog posts, video scripts, white papers and even Facebook and Twitter messages) to businesses at a flat rate.
Founded in 2011, the startup says it is currently adding 50 new freelance writers on a daily basis, and that it has 500 paying customers.
Scripted’s other investors include Crosslink Capital, Shopzilla CIO Jody Mulkey and Liveops Founder Douglas Feirstein.
Scripted provides freelance writing services for small businesses. Scripted has a pool of 80,000 writers, who have been vetted by area of expertise. Businesses can come to Scripted and buy blog posts at a flat rate of $39 for up to 500 words and $1 for social media posts. Scripted matches businesses with writers by area of expertise. Scripted was launched as a subsidiary of [Scripped.com] (http://www.crunchbase.com/company/scripped), a screenwriting software company. Scripped officially changed its name to Scripted in...