Connected Connects with $500K
San Francisco-based Connected, a maker of simplified, Web-based contact management tools, said today that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. Trinity Ventures led the seed round, which was joined by Ignition Partners and 500 Startups and individual investors Christopher Michel, Michael Hoydich, and Mark Gray. “Our innovation is that we’ve removed all the mundane work associated with maintaining your contacts so you can focus on building, maintaining, and leveraging your most important relationships,” CEO Sachin Rekhi said in a statement. The startup plans to use the funds to expand its software for small businesses and acquire more users.