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May 8, 2008

NEWS: SlideShare Secures $3M for Embeddable Presentations

SlideShare Secures $3M for Embeddable Presentations

from TechCrunch by 

Sometimes the simplest ideas are best. While a number of startups are working to bring the whole process of creating presentation online, SlideShare recognizes that many people are mostly satisfied with PowerPoint or Keynote. They just want an easy way to share their traditional presentation files with others.

So the company took the YouTube strategy of creating a place where people could upload, share, and embed their media. And now it’s getting $3M more from Venrock and a handful of notable angel investors in its first major round of funding, which should help them pursue that strategy further (i.e. build as massive user base as possible). Oh, and fight off future denial of service attacks and increase capacity.

Individual investors include Dave McClureAriel PolerMark CubanJonathan AbramsHal Varian,Yee Lee, and Saul Klein. Many of them actually came to know SlideShare as normal customers and only decided to invest once realizing how handy it was. David Siminoff will also join SlideShare’s board...

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