Skyfire, make web browsing on your mobile phone as fast and easy as it is on your desktop computer, has raised $5 million in new funding.
The Mountain View, Calif. company said it had more than 1 million users when it lest beta testing a few months ago. The browser’s main strength is its ability to load and help you navigate complex or media-heavy websites — like, say, social network Facebook. Skyfire recently announced a new chief executive — Jeffrey Glueck, formerly chief marketing officer at Travelocity. Glueck told me his goals include improving the product, bringing the browser to more smartphones, and partnering with other companies to develop mobile versions of their websites.
Skyfire confirmed the news, which was first reported in peHub based on a regulatory filing. The funding comes from the company’s existing investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Matrix Partners. Skyfire has now raised $22.8 million.