Opinionaided Raises $4.3M, Forms Board

8/12/11Follow @jpruth

New York’s Opinionaided, a mobile question-and-answer startup, said in a blog post Friday it raised $4.3 million in a Series A round led by SoftBank Capital and BlueRun Ventures. Other investors in the round include General Catalyst, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, ENIAC Ventures, as well as Mark Wachen, managing partner with DreamIt Ventures; Jonah Goodhart, co-founder of Point Ventures Group; Karl Jacob, CEO of Coveroo; and Vince Monical, founder of GroupPulse. Opinionaided, whose app lets consumers get opinions on topics they pose to other users of the app, said it will use the funding to expand its service. In conjunction with the funding, Opinionaided formed a board of directors which comprises Jacob; Jay Jamison, venture partner with BlueRun; and Joe Medved, partner with SoftBank.

João-Pierre S. Ruth is the editor of Xconomy New York. He can be reached at jpruth@xconomy.com and followed on Twitter @jpruth. Follow @jpruth

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