Iowan’s startup Singly announces $7m Series A round

Singly has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by the Foundry Group, All Things D reported this morning. The startup, which …

Singly has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by the Foundry Group, All Things D reported this morning. The startup, which is building a system for facilitating the management of personal data across multiple applications, is based in San Francisco, but its co-founder, Jeremie Miller, is a “proud commuter” from Cascade, Iowa.

We featured Miller in September and covered him again later last fall, when he presented Singly at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. That talk (embedded below) provides an excellent look at the story behind Singly.

Singly CEO Jason Cavnar gave Liz Gannes of All Things D additional and more current insight about where Singly stands:

Singly is still in the very early stages; CEO Jason Cavnar told me that today just three applications are being built using Singly, and they are too young to name. But examples of apps that he thinks would benefit from Singly include any service that’s built as an interface on top of existing information about users — like Mint, Flipboard, ShowYou, Highlight, Sonar, Greplin, CloudMagic, Tungle, Nimble and Timehop.

The All Things D story also mentions Singly’s interest in working with “credit card companies, utilities and other sources in the future.”

Additional participants in the Series A round include Robert Stephens, the former CTO of BestBuy, John Battelle of Federated Media, Esther Dyson and Roger McNamee. They join a group of previous investors that include Venrock, True Ventures, PivotNorth Capital and Freestyle Capital

For more on Singly see a couple of our previous posts on Miller and his startup or the video from the Web 2.0 Summit.

 

Credits: Video from O’Reilly Media on YouTube

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