Sep. 13, 2012 8:30 am

Woofound raises $1M, with help from TEDCO, in its latest funding round

Woofound has raised $1 million in its latest round of funding, according to a company press release. Woofound announced in July it was seeking $2 million from investors. The latest round of funding comes from unnamed private investors, as well as $75,000 from the Maryland Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund through TEDCO, which announced the funding […]

Woofound has raised $1 million in its latest round of funding, according to a company press release. Woofound announced in July it was seeking $2 million from investors.

The latest round of funding comes from unnamed private investors, as well as $75,000 from the Maryland Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund through TEDCO, which announced the funding of 15 other regional companies. According to the Baltimore Sun, Woofound has already raised $2.2 million in funding.

What CEO Dan Sines has called the Pandora Internet radio for experiences, Woofound is an online and iPhone application that presents users with slides of things to do in their respective cities, which they then tag as “Me” or “Not Me.” Based on these informal, visual surveys, Woofound then presents users options for activities they’re most likely interested in.

According to the Sun, Woofound “is also working on a career application with the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University, which will help match students with possible careers that fit their personalities.

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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