Bleacher Report Gets Paaaid

28 10 2008

Bleacher Report just got some new funding from a bunch of rich folks, including Jacob Lodwick, the original webmaster and cofounder of College Humor.  This site’s pretty awesome if you need a new daily to check out sports-wise.  Via TechCrunch:

“Bleacher Report, a community publishing site for amateur sports writers, has raised $3.5 million in Series B funding from Hillsven Capital, Gordon Crawford, and SoftTech VC. Other participants in the round include Jacob Lodwick, founder of College Humor and Vimeo.

The extra cash should help the San Francisco-based company retain its 13 employees during a period of flattening online ad expenditures and layoffs in the startup community left and right. Bleacher Report is in a critical growth period having launched formally just this past February. Traffic has grown from 500,000 to over 2 million unique visitors in the last eight months, according to internal metrics. Co-founder David Finocchio says they’ve attracted about 7,500 writers to date, who collectively publish over 400 articles per day.”

In a totally related story, awesome blog The High Definite had its biggest traffic day ever today.  Thanks, bored worker bees.


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