Widget Maker JS-Kit Closes $3.6 Million Series B Round

JS-Kit, a startup that develops a series of widgets that can be quickly integrated into websites, has raised $3.6 million in a Series B funding round led by Altos Ventures, with existing investor TEF3 also participating. The company says that it will use the funding to expand its team of engineers, along with the addition of DataPortability’s Chris Saad as Strategic Advisor.

JS-Kit’s repertoire of available widgets include a commenting system, ratings, and polls, all of which can be embedded on a webpage with short snippet of code. Earlier this year the company scrored a deal with WorldNow, a CMS provider for local news station affiliates. Over the summer JS-Kit acquired HaloScan, a competing commenting system, to improve its global profiles and better integrate with blog platforms.