Philadelphia-based Curalate, a service for brands to search and track images across social networks, officially launched today with $750,000 in seed funding from NEA, First Round Capital and University of Pennsylvania-focused MentorTech, reports TechCrunch.
Although the site is only officially launching today, in its beta format it has already managed to pick up more than 150 brands as customers, its co-founder and CEO, Apu Gupta, tells me. That speaks to how, up to now, there hasn’t been an analytics service available quite like the one that Curalate is offering.
Gupta notes that while there have been a number of companies that have jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon and started to offer analytics to measure how brands are resonating on the social network, Curalate is the first to look not just at what a brand is posting on the site, but it can also track what regular people are posting. In other words, not just the sweater as J.Crew pins it, but as you or I might pin it, too.
Original source: TechCrunch
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