CRV, Spark Invest in Sensr.net

Sensr.net, a video surveillance startup based in Incline Village, NV, said today that it has obtained $1.5 million in new financing. The round was led by Boston-based Spark Capital and the Menlo Park, CA, office of Waltham, MA-based Charles River Ventures. Sensr.net has built software that allows consumers to remotely monitor webcams for unusual activity; users can share videos they’ve captured via YouTube, Twitter, and other social media services. The company is led by Adam Beguelin, who founded the San Francisco-based video search company Truveo (acquired by AOL in 2006) and co-founded Carnegie-Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. “The mix of video monitoring and social networking is a new and exciting angle,” Charles River Ventures general partner Bill Tai said in a statement. “Adam and his seasoned team are poised to tap into that need better than any other player entering the market.”

Wade Roush is the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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