Deals

Independent from AOL, About.me lands new $11M round

After being acquired by AOL in 2011 and bought back by its founders last year, personal homepage site builder About.me today announced an $11 million funding round. The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund, and Bullpen Capital.

The company shares that its funding will be used to start new verticals and build on the existing platform. In addition, Foundry Groups Managing Director Brad Feld will join the About.me board of directors.

The company was originally founded in December 2010 and was acquired shortly after its public launch by Aol. Founders Tony Conrad and Ryan Freitas decided to buy back the company in 2013. Since then, they’ve acquired WeFollow and started offering a premium service.