StatusNet changed its name a few weeks ago from Control Yourself and is the company behind the open-source microblogging service identi.ca.
StatusNet wants to become the WordPress of microblogging. It created an open-source microblogging software platform which anyone can download and run on their own servers. Now, it is working on a hosted version of Status.net, currently in private beta.
Identi.ca raised a previous seed round of $150K from Montreal Startup in January, 2009.