Vizibility Inc., a Manhattan, NY-based provider of an online personal branding and marketing service, has closed an over subscribed seed round of funding.
Zinc Ventures, Waterbridge, HalberdCross, angel investors from San Francisco, Boston and New York including Race Point Capital Group and Boston Harbor Angels participated in this round.
The company intends to use the funds to expand partner integrations and accelerate development of its search platform.
Founded in 2009, the company has developed the SearchMe™ button for Google which instantly returns the information users want displayed in search results.
While single users can get a free “SearchMe” button on www.vizibility.com, the company delivers its service primarily as an integrated new feature of social networking sites such as employment sites, professional profile sites and dating sites. It is currently embedded in services offered by 6FigureJobs, AccountingJobsToday, the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), BragFolio, MyLegal, Reach Personal Branding, RealMatch, RegisteredResume, SalesGravy and videoBIO, with additional partnerships rolling out monthly.
An API version of the service is expected to be available early in the first quarter of 2011.
The company also announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent 7,831,609 – entitled “System and Method for Searching, Formulating, Distributing and Monitoring Usage of Predefined Internet Search Queries” – by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).