See that? Someone just gave that $2.7 million dollars.
The video is a promotional vehicle for stealth startup Just.Me. Yes, we’re in the kind of bubble where “stealth” companies make promo videos for tech conferences (Le Web, in this case) and post them to YouTube.
Just.Me has notified its friends at the SEC that it’s raised $2.7 million. We’re sure it had more to do with the team and the app than the promo video, but check out that sweet Boba Fett helmet and try to tell us you wouldn’t pitch in a couple thou just to see where they’re going with that.
This is the company’s first round of institutional funding, and according to the filing, a grand total of 15 investors participated. TechCrunch speculates that Khosla Ventures and True Ventures were among the participating firms.
The Palo Alto-based startup was founded in 2011 by Internet oldtimer Keith Teare, who says on his LinkedIn profile that he’s founded several digital companies over the past three decades and has been working in the Valley since the dotcom boom.
Teare is joined in this venture by Jay Borenstein, who has been teaching computer science at Stanford for the past three and a half years and who also took part in the dotcom heyday in Silicon Valley.
According to the video posted above, the startup’s app is an all-in-one social and contact management tool designed to let users share pictures, video clips and other media and to communicate with anyone else in the user’s phone’s address book, “even if you’re the only person in the whole world who is using it.”
The app will be available soon, likely in the spring of 2012, for iOS and Android devices. You can sign up now for early access to the app.