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Ontela is a Seattle-based startup that helps consumers move photos from their mobile phone to their computers, charging a monthly fee of $2.99 for the service.
The company benefits from the profusion of different phone and computer models, which make it difficult for manufacturers or carriers to develop a one-size-fits-all solution. It has so far signed three customers — Alltel, Cellular South and Cincinnati Bell Wireless.
The $10 million funding, Ontela’s second, was first reported by John Cook at the Seattle PI (who includes a sweet story about the founder getting the funding and news of his wife’s pregnancy in the same day). The round was led by Steamboat Ventures, and joined by Oak Investment Partners and Voyager Capital. The company has raised $15 million to date.
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