RockYou Rakes in $17M

Sadighi, Lalee
November 2008
Red Herring;11/3/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the $17 million in funding received by RockYou, a maker of widgets for social-networking web sites, from Softbank Group and SK Telecom Ventures. The new funding brings the third round of financing up to $52 million and its total funding to $67 million. The company creates software applications that allow people to share photo slideshows and other social activities on Facebook and MySpace. It plans to use the new funding to expand its business in Asia.


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