BackType gets seeded with $300K

Posted by Rob Lewis

Techcrunch reported this morning that BackType has closed a round of seed funding to the tune of $300K from Palo Alto's True Ventures. BackType has been on our radar as it was founded by a couple guys from Toronto in June 2008 when it was funded through Y Combinator's summer program. Christopher Golda and Michael Montano spent the summer in Boston after deciding that their last startup wasn't taking off.

Tech Blogger Mark Evans sat down with Co-Founder Christopher Golda last August and talked about the evolution of their business idea and participating in the Y Combinator program.

Our last start-up, IPartee, wasn’t doing well so we decided to come up with something new and apply for Y Combinator. We spent a week thinking about problems we’d been experiencing and existing solutions, if any. The problem we had was that although we used Twitter, blogs, social networks, etc. to follow hundreds of insightful and interesting people, there was no way to follow their comments. A person might find something they read online very interesting, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll write a whole blog post about it – instead, they comment.

BackType has been on quite the ride over the past 9 months - from Toronto to Boston (with some immigration visa hurdles along the way) and now on to Silicon Valley and $300K to built a company. Congrats to Golda and Montano.

Company:
BackType
Website:
http://backtype.com
Location:
Mountain View, California, United States

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