SmackHigh, a Boston, MA-based social consumer startup for teens, raised $1.65M in its seed round.
The round was led by Flybridge Capital Partners, with participation from an AngelList syndicate led by Wayne Chang, Head of Product Marketing, Mobile Platform at Twitter, and Boston Seed Capital, Mike Baker of DataXu, and angel investors from the Boston area, including David Chang, formerly of PayPal.
The company intends to use the funds to broaden its nationwide community presence and continue to invest in its technology platform.
Led by Giuseppe Stuto (CEO), Frank Iudiciani (CMO), and Kevin Flynn (CTO), SmackHigh aggregates news-based submissions from high school students via social media vehicles on Twitter and its own website, and then distribute them across thousands of high schools across the country.
With hundreds of thousands of teens in communities currently operating in 26 states, the posting service is organized by geography and based on common interests relevant to every day high school student life.