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Justin.tv’s SocialCam Raises Seed From The Beautiful People

April 30, 2012

 

 

We tried out Justin.tv’s SocialCam when our friend and Justin.tv’s Ad ops Guru Scott Newton gave us the skinny. It is indeed a neat product and has seen strong reviews.Today the company announced that it has raised seen funding from a glamorous list of angel investors:

Brian Chesky – CEO, Airbnb
Jonathan Abrams – Partner, Founders Den
Jason Johnson – Partner, Founders Den
Zachary Bogue – Partner, Founders Den
Michael Levit – Partner, Founders Den
Jeff Kapel – Assistant Coach, Duke Basketball
WME – Ari Emmanuel & Jason Lublin
Trajan Langdon – Retired NBA Basketball Player
Yuri Milner & Felix Shpilman – Startfund
Troy Carter & Allison Streuter – Atom Factory
SV Angel – Ron, David, Kevin, Topher, Robert
Crunchfund – Michael, MG, Patrick
Paul Buchheit – Inventor of Gmail, Founder FriendFeed, Partner Y-Combinator
Garry Tan – Partner Y-Combinator, Co-Founder Posterous
Alexis Ohanian – Partner Y-Combinator, Co-Founder Reddit
Harj Taggar – Partner Y-Combinator, Co-Founder Auctomatic
Paul Graham – Co-founder Y-Combinator
Jessica Livingston – Partner Y-Combinator
Tim Draper – Draper Associates
Stewart Alsop – Alsop Louie
Erik Moore – Angel investor in Zappos
Justin Kan – Co-Founder EXEC, Co-Founder Justin.tv/Twitch.tv
Emmett Shear – CEO & Co-Founder Justin.tv/Twitch.tv
Kyle Vogt – Co-Founder Justin.tv/Twitch.tv
Matt Ocko – Angel Investor
A-Grade Investments – Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, and Chris Hollod
Ronny Conway – Andreessen Horowitz
Justin Caldbeck – Lightspeed
Shervin Pishevar – Menlo, Founder – SGN & Webs
Laurene Powell Jobs & Stacey Rubin – Emerson Collective
Ram Shiram – Sherpalo, Angel Investor in Google
Shane Battier – NBA Basketball player, Miami Heat
Michael Rapino & Michael Abrams – Live Nation

SocialCam is a app for Android and iPhone that let’s people easily share to social their videos. SocialCam is waging a battle with LA-based Viddy over which company will be the standard-bearer in this market. Right now it seems that both startups are close in terms of number of users at around the 20M mark. InsideFacebook recently published some pretty staggering growth numbers for both Viddy and SocialCam.

Clearly with the comparable to Instagram and the A lists here, expectations for SocialCam are sky high as is the expectation that big companies will woo both Viddy and SocialCam with buy-out offers. What sets the winner apart might be the unexpected Hollywood or sports moment where something that gets global attention happened here.

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