Masala, a secretive San Francisco-based social networking startup, has raised a $4.5 million  first round of funding. The round was led by VantagePoint Venture Partners, according to a regulatory filing cited by PEHub. The company is run by former Sevin Rosen Funds partner Amra Tareen, and by social networking consultant Erik Sundelof, VantagePoint confirmed with VentureBeat over the weekend. However, PEHub cited the wrong URL, according to the firm. The correct URL is