Scoop.it, a San Francisco, CA-based social curation publishing platform, raised $2.6m in funding.
Backers included Partech International, Elaia Partners, IXO Private Equity and Orkos Capital.
Led by CEO Guillaume Decugis, who co-founded the company with Marc Rougier, and newly appointed vice president of monetization Andrew Federici, Scoop.it combines big-data semantic technology that crawls and qualifies more than 10 million web pages every day with a publishing platform to allow users to discover, curate and share relevant content on their topics of expertise. It also offers premium features that help build brand value and thought-leadership through customizable topics.
Since its launch 18 months ago, Scoop.it has been visited by more than 75 million people worldwide.
Scoop.it pivoted two and a half years ago from an application mobile technology called Goojet, which received the initial funding of a seed and partial Series A round.
The company, which also has an office in Toulouse, France, has 16 employees.