VigLink, a San Francisco, CA-based company has completed an undisclosed seed financing co-led by First Round Capital and Google Ventures.
Individual investors including LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman, longtime Google executive and current LinkedIn VP of Product Deep Nishar, and noted technology entrepreneurs Niel Robertson, Hadi Partovi, Ali Partovi, Carlos Cashman, and Micah Adler, participated in the financing.
The new funds will be used to accelerate the company’s market expansion.
VigLink, which was co-founded by former MIT classmates, CEO Oliver Roup and Architect Rodrigo Leroux, monetizes the ordinary hyperlink by offering a code that automatically and transparently secures web publishers revenue from the sites that they already link to without any changes to their customer experience.
In conjunction with this investment, Josh Kopelman, Rich Miner, and Niel Robertson join Mr. Roup, on the company’s board of directors.