Jangl, the Silicon Valley (Pleasanton) company that lets you conveniently dump your date by issuing you a disposable phone number, has raised $7 million more in venture capital.
The round, completed Friday, was led by Silicon Valley firm Cardinal Venture Capital, and included Storm Ventures and Labrador Ventures, the two firms that first led a $2 million round into Jangl last year.
We wrote about this Jangl several weeks ago, and explained their technology.
Alex Mendez, the venture capitalist at Storm Ventures who sits on Jangl’s board, tells us the company has now gotten its management team in place, and will unleash a more dynamic Web site in about a month (until now it has been a placeholder site, allowing you to sign up for a test version of the technology).
The company is not disclosing the number of people who have started using the service, but it began by focusing on the dating market — where a girl can flirt with you by issuing you a jangl number you can call or message, but which she can then dispose of when she is done with you ;-)
The company will soon go after other niches where Jangl’s technology — which provides both anonymity and privacy — can come into use, such as classified advertising, auctioning and other “social environments,” Mendez said.
We wonder if a new term “Jangl” will enter our vocabulary, i.e., “to dump someone.” Or Jangl’ed, “to be dumped”? Om Malik has more here.
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