Hojoki this morning announced that it has raised $620,000 in seed funding as the German startup gears up for the launch of its public beta on the 7th of December (coinciding with the Le Web conference in Paris). The round was led by Kizoo Technology Ventures.
Hojoki’s mission is to solve the problem of ‘information fragmentation’ by building a unified activity stream inbox for cloud apps such as Google Docs, Dropbox, Highrise, GitHub, and plenty of others.
Currently in stealth mode, the startup says it has spent a year developing its cloud app aggregation tool, which has been available only in private alpha to date.
Basically, Hojoki looks for activities in connected productivity apps and assembles a personalized activity stream that looks a lot like Facebook. Individuals can use it to track cloud apps via a centralized interface, while teams can use the tool to collaborate on projects, with support for microblogging and comments.
Think of it as Seesmic or TweetDeck for cloud-based professional, productivity applications.
At launch, Hojoki will support apps like Dropbox, Delicious, Twitter, Highrise, Google Calendar and more. Every month, three new integrations will follow suit, the startup boasts (currently in the pipeline are Evernote, Zendesk and Lighthouse).
Hojoki was founded in Chemnitz, Germany, in March 2011 and currently has 8 employees.