Sharpcast takes $13.5 million in Funding

Sharpcast, which I wrote about briefly after seeing their product at a recent conference, announced a big round of financing today – $13.5 million from Sigma Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Selby Venture Partners. The company is based in Palo Alto.

The product is a suite of consumer services that acts as a “uber-interpreter” across platforms (PC, mobile, etc.). Sign up to beta test their first product, Sharpcast Photos, on their website. If you have the time and are interested, read CEO Gibu Thomas’ post on Web 2.0 and why he created Sharpcast.

This round of funding signals that Sharpcast is in it for the long haul – no $30 million acquisition for them at this point. From what I’ve seen so far, they have real technology that can help bridge the gap between mobile and desktop applications.