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Kleiner Perkins Invests In Klout’s Series C Funding

 

 

By Sudarshana Banerjee

Klout has officially confirmed a new round of funding. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins. Institutional Venture Partners and Venrock also participated, along with previous investors Greycroft and ff Venture Capital.

Joe Fernandez (CEO and co-founder): Our mission is to empower every person by unlocking their influence and this funding will allow us to scale that vision.

While details of the funding was not disclosed, according to Liz Gannes of All Things Digital, the round took place in November last year, and valued the company at roughly $200 million.

Chi-Hua Chien from Kleiner Perkins will be joining the company’s board of directors, said Mr. Fernandez.

[Image: Mr. Guy Kawasaki’s Klout profile.]

 

 

 

 

 

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