TuneIn, a new startup co-founded by Adam Hertz and former Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone, has raised a first round of funding – $500,000 from True Ventures and Mitch Kapor. Phil Black from True Ventures and Kapor join Lanzone and Hertz on the board of directors.
Lanzone is not working on the startup full time, he’s taking a board seat going forward.
TuneIn first launched a couple of weeks ago at our RealTime CrunchUp. It’s a web based Twitter client with a lot of additional features, including highlighting popular content from your network or anyone else you want to view. Lanzone has described it as “TiVo for Twitter” because it lets you peruse linked media and sites from your network.
The site has only rolled out initial features, Hertz tells me there is a lot more coming. Keep an eye on it.
Here’s the video of TuneIn’s debut at the CrunchUp: