Zapd Attracts $3.5M
Zapd, a service that lets you design a webpage from your smartphone, has attracted a nearly $3.5 million Series B round for parent company PressPlane. The investment was led by Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group and includes RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser, who is joining the company’s board. PressPlane previously rolled out Inkd, an online marketplace for graphic design services. In this blog post announcing the financing round, Zapd founder and CEO Kelly Smith (of incubator/investment firm Curious Office) gets into some interesting culture and technology analysis, writing about how Zapd intends to thrive in a world where websites are “impulsive, alive, social and easy.” Smith also says he’s been devoting most of his time to Zapd over the past several months, with the Inkd folks operating more and more on their own.