BranchOut, the company that develops a professional social network that runs on top of Facebook, has made a key hire today, poaching a Yahoo exec for its leadership team. Ebbe Altberg, the former senior vice president, media engineering at Yahoo is joining BranchOut chief operating officer. → Read More
BranchOut is officially going for the big time. The company, which makes a professional social network that runs on top of Facebook, is announcing today it has closed on $25 million in new funding, bringing its total venture capital investment to $49 million. This latest batch of money, which serves as BranchOut’s Series C round, was led by the Mayfield Fund with the participation of previous… → Read More
If you’re like me you’ve been seeing Newsfeed Facebook notifications from something called Branchout more frequently lately. The status updates don’t lie Branchout, a LinkedIn for Facebook, has seen explosive growth in January growing from 10K to 250K monthly users, with a total usership now in the hundreds of thousands.
When you want to hang out with your friends online, you go to Facebook. When you want to look for a job, you go to LinkedIn. Well, maybe not for long. BranchOut, a startup that is essentially building a LinkedIn for Facebook, raised $6 million in a series A round. Several news sites reported the funding yesterday when the SEC filing came out, but other than Accel Partners, none of the… → Read More