Canadian Startup Skyscraper Raises $500,000 from Howard Lindzon and Others

Dubbed "the easiest way for bloggers to sell ads directly to advertisers," GrowLab-accelerated Skyscraper is having similar success selling themselves to investors.

The Vancouver startup announced today that they have raised a $500,000 seed round led by Howard Lindzon of Social Leverage. Additional Canadian investors including Mike Edwards and Ray Walia (LX Ventures), Dave Johnson (Phonegap, Adobe), and Dennis Pilarinos (ex-Microsoft, now Amazon).

Skyscraper let's bloggers create new ad inventory with a drag-and-drop interface. Advertisers purchase ad placements on the blogs. Then the bloggers watch their ad sales via a real-time visual dashboard. More important, Skyscraper works seamlessly with WordPress, Tumblr, Squarespace, and Blogger.



Skyscraper was cofounded by Paul Burger and Jacob Reiff. It has over 2,000 publishers using their private beta and is one of the first companies to close a round using the new AngelList Docs.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Skyscraper is simple revenue management and optimization for bloggers. We're revolutionizing the way bloggers monetize their content. We allow simple drag and drop ad placement, powerful analytics and auto generated media kits to allow advertisers to purchase inventory directly from a blogger's site. No more spreadsheets and fax machines. We do all the heavy lifting so the blogger can get back... more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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