UK-based Tweetdeck, probably the best desktop application to date for tracking your Twitter feeds, has completed the funding round hinted at recently. The funding will come it at just under $500,000. As expected, Betaworks is leading the investment into Tweetdeck.
The announcement caps a great story, whereby lone developer, Iain Dodsworth, came up with the Tweetdeck idea just a few months ago. He told me “It’s enough to turn this into something that generates revenue. Betaworks came to me, we spoke about where I wanted to take TweetDeck, discussed what level of funding it would take to get there. I was aware of Betaworks already via Summize and bit.ly and it is such a good fit working with them.”
The other participants are a mix of London and New-York based investors:
• The Accelerator Group, the most active early stage tech Angel in London.
• Taavet Hinrikus, one of the first Skype employees, now based in London.
• Gerry Campbell, an experienced Internet/media executive and former President of Reuters’ Search and Content Technologies group.
• Roger Ehrenberg, early stage investor.