Aniboom Believed to Raise $10 Million from DFJ


Update 6/27/08: The round is now confirmed. Additional investors include DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and Evergreen Venture Partners

Israeli-based animation site aniBoom is about to announce a $10 million B round, a source tells us. We believe the round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, although the company won’t confirm this. An announcement is expected on Monday. The company previously raised $4.5 million in February, 2007.

AniBoom wants to be the YouTube of animation, and provides a distribution platform for professional and semi-pro animators to show their creations. It draws from the talent pool on its site to co-produce animation series with contributors, who get paid for their work. (See our review here). The site competes with MyToons. Below is CEO Uri Shinar’s Elevator Pitch recorded at the Crunchies: