Klout, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of online influence measurement solutions, has raised $8.5m in funding.
The round was led by the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer (KPCB) sFund™, with participation from Greycroft Partners and prominent angel investors including ff Asset Management, Paige Craig, Howard Lindzon, Thomas McInerney, Bobby Yazdani, among the others.
This brings the total funding raised by Klout to date to over $10m.
KPCB partner William “Bing” Gordon, will join Joe Fernandez, John Frankel and Allen Morgan as a member of the company’s board of directors.
Led by CEO and co-founder Joe Fernandez, Klout analyzes social network user data and identifies influential individuals based on the impact of their opinions, links, recommendations and other online content. The company’s API is used by over 1000 companies.