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Typekit gets $2.05M to let web designers use their favorite fonts

Typekit, a subscription-based font service for web designers, has raised $2.05 million of an expected $3 million in equity. True Ventures led the round, according to a filing with the SEC.

Based in San Francisco, Typekit provides users with a library of fonts that are both high quality and legal. The fonts are also easy to embed online by simply adding a line of code to a web page. Users can try the cloud-based service for free, and subscriptions range from $24.99 per year for a personal blog to customized pricing for large enterprise customers.

Last month, The New York Times redesigned its Opinion Pages using Typekit. Originally called Small Batch, the startup was founded in 2008 and raised $700,000 in 2009 from investors including True Ventures, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Flickr founder Caterina Fake and investor Ron Conway.