Union Square Ventures has invested $650,000 seed money into Zemanta, in what appears to be the first ever investment in a Slovenian tech company by a US VC. That takes Zemanta’s total war chest to $2.2 million raised from USV and the other two investors so far, Eden Ventures and The Accelerator Group in London.
It’s a pretty strong vote of confidence in the London-HQ’d startup created by two 25 year old founders Boštjan Špetič and Andraž Tori who were one of the six winners of the European startup competition Seedcamp last year. Zemanta’s service for bloggers now supports 10 blogging platforms with a plugin which allows bloggers to enhance their content with images, links and non-copyrighted content. Currently you can get the Zemanta service as a free plugin for the following applications and services; Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Live Writer, WordPress, Moveable Type, and Drupal.