Weedle, an Ireland-based Internet company, has received funding totaling U.S.$4m.
Investors include Irish business entrepreneurs Dr. Michael Smurfit and Weedle co-founder and CEO, Iain MacDonald, as well as the Irish government agency, Enterprise Ireland.
The funds will be used to expand the company’s social media platform in the U.S. and other global regions.
Weedle is combining the latest developments in Social Media and Semantic Web technologies with the company’s own search and social graph algorithm to create an internet platform aimed at facilitating increased demand for skills and employment in the U.S. and globally.
The platform, which has just been released in beta test mode, enables anyone, anywhere to connect with people who need their skills and also, to find people who have the skills they need.
Founded in 2008, Weedle operates offices in Dublin, Ireland and Palo Alto, Calif.