Grid, an “Excel minus the equations” app that helps you plan and organize more effectively and beautifully, announced today that it has raised a seed round. The app, made by a former Microsoft Excel designer, is an interesting take on the way many people use Google Docs or Excel spreadsheets.
Investors in the round are Phil Libin (CEO of Evernote), Jerry Yang (founder of Yahoo), Yuri Milner (founder of DST Global), Innovation Endeavors, Founders Fund Angel, General Catalyst, Dan Rose (VP of Business Development at Facebook), Joshua Reeves (CEO of Zen Payroll), Jared Friedman (Founder of Scribd), John Suliman (Managing Partner at Step Partners), and Salesforce.com.
While Grid founder Josh Leong tells me he raised the round shortly after finishing Y Combinator Summer 2012, he didn’t announce the round until today. Terms of the round, including the amount raised, were not disclosed.
Leong says the money will go toward engineering talent, as the team is currently Leong and three engineers. He adds that users will probably see monetization features, likely a premium version available on a subscription basis, by the end of the year.
We covered Grid when it launched last summer in beta, but the version that went live in the App Store a couple of weeks ago looks much more user-friendly. You can see a video for one of Grid’s most practical uses, planning the logistics of a trip with friends, below.