TreeRing, a San Mateo, CA-based social yearbook company, has closed a $3.6m funding.
The round was led by Mike McCue (CEO of Flipboard), Second Ave Partners and Cedar Grove Investments, with participation from other angel investors including Rich Barton, the Expedia and Zillow Founder.
The company intends to use the funding to expand its team and grow its marketing across the country.
Launched in 2010 by CEO Aaron Greco, TreeRing allows users to build their yearbooks online through an online social network and print them on demand with personalized pages for each student. In addition, it recently expanded its platform to allow students and parents to sign one another’s yearbooks, share memories, and send each other graphic based messages, dubbed “book bling”.
The company now has over 1,200 schools across 49 states and Canada. To date, it has printed more than 125,000 yearbooks, and users are sharing more than 3.3M photos.