Curious Seattle start-up raises $1.7 Million

Curious Office, the Seattle-based seed stage investment and technology development organization, announced that their latest hatchling Pressplane closed a $1.7 Million Series A financing today led by Second Avenue Partners. A long roster of other investors joined in this round as well:

  • Mika Salmi - MTV President / AtomFilms founder
  • Rich Barton - Founder, Expedia / Zillow
  • Erik Blachford - Former Expedia CEO
  • Andy Liu - BuddyTV
  • Alex Algard - Founder, Whitepages
  • Geoff Entress - Madrona
  • Andy Sack
  • Adrian Hanauer - MLS Soccer, Curious Office co-founder
  • John Cunningham
  • Dough Rowan - Former Corbis CEO

Full details on what Pressplane actually does are being aren't being shared but Curious did reveal that it is another “buy and sell marketplace” like their last success (Imagekind) - except this time around it is focused more on designers and creative content serving businesses. Imagekind was purchased by CafePress this past July. Curious.

Curious Office
Seattle, Washington, United States

Curious Office is both a seed stage investment firm and a software development company. We make early investments in the web sector and we choose to build our own companies at the same time. We have worked with many great technology entreprenuers over the last 15 years and we have accrued extensive experience ourselves working for or starting our own great software and web companies. more

Second Avenue Partners
Seattle, Washington, United States

Second Avenue Partners is a Seattle-based provider of management, strategy, and capital for early stage companies. The firm’s venture fund is directed at emerging Internet businesses in the high-tech field. Second Avenue Partners investment approach is to make early-stage investments in promising ventures and build long-term relationships, actively assisting its portfolio companies in becoming... more

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