ThingLink, a Helsinki-New York based startup that offers interactive image solutions to publishers and brands, closed a $2m financing round.
The round was led by Inventure Oy, with participation from Terrapin Bale, Thom Beers, Dean Kehler, Eric Wahlforss, and TEKES, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. As part of the funding, Entertainment Media Ventures CEO Sandy Climan and former Facebook media sales director Craig Coblenz, will join ThingLink’s board of directors.
Led by founder and CEO Ulla Engeström, who will relocate from Helsinki, Finland to New York City, ThingLink is a platform for creating and distributing interactive images for blogs, web pages, social channels and advertising. It is currently used by more than 220,000 publishers in 46 countries, including newspapers and magazines, brands, digital agencies, universities, schools, and long-tail bloggers.
Launched in August 2010, the company has raised $3.9m to date.