Kyte Reloads with $21M for Mobile Social Networks

Medford, Cassimir
March 2008
Red Herring;3/10/2008, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports that mobile social networking startup Kyte has successfully raised $21.1 million in a second investment round led by Steamboat Ventures and Intellect Capital Ventures. Its total funding now amounts to more than $36 million. Particular focus is given to the difference between mobile social networks and online social networks. Kyte, a San Francisco, California-based startup, collaborates with artists or bands who can create channels online where they broadcast photos, video, webcam or blog content for their fans.


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