import.io, the web data platform which debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in Berlin last year, has raised a $3 million ‘Seed Plus’ financing round. Investors include the founders of Yahoo! and MySQL.
The startup raised from MySQL Co-Founders David Axmark, as an Angel investor and Michael “Monty” Widenius, through his fund Open Ocean Capital. Yahoo! Co-Founder, Jerry Yang, by way of his fund AME Cloud Ventures and Wellington Partners also invested.
Additional investors include: Andy McLoughlin, co-Founder of Huddle, Greg Kidd, founder of Hard Yaka, Sanu Desai, managing director of Torch Partners, Louis Monier, co-founder of Altavista and Emmanuel Javal.
The cash will be used to expand their office and operations in San Francisco.
Today import.io also releases a new version of their app with what they are billing as enhanced functionality. This includes the new “Suggest Data” feature in beta. This means users can extract an entire page of data with one click, creating an API form that page instantly.
The main idea here is to make it easy for developers to pull data from the web. You can turn a web page into a developer-friendly API, providing what is essentially a bespoke, sandboxed browser.
Jerry Yang says has “Import.io has the potential to revolutionise how we look at data on the web and will enable the next generation of data driven computing.”
High praise indeed. Now they just have to prove it.