TweetDeck—which has seen its Twitter desktop app downloaded more than one million times—has raised around 2 million pounds. London-based Tweetdeck raised $300,000 in a seed round in January led by New York tech investor and incubator Betaworks. Betaworks also participated in this round, Betaworks partner Andrew Weissman tells us. Weissman would not specify the exact amount TweetDeck had raised. The funding was first reported by TechCrunch.
TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth told our sister site paidContent:UK last month that the company was in talks to raise additional funds, saying “It doesn’t take much math to work out (the seed funding is) not going to last a desperately long amount of time.” The company has ambitious plans to expand beyond helping users manage their Twitter conversations to aggregating web-wide updates, including activity on social networks and e-mail. The company also launched a free iPhone app at the end of June.
By Joseph Tartakoff