Meebo Collects $27.5M

Mountain View, CA-based Meebo, which builds browser plugins and other software for instant messaging and social sharing on the Web, said yesterday that it had closed a $27.5 million Series C financing round, bringing its total venture funding to $70 million. Khosla Ventures led the new round, which was joined by existing investors Sequoia Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Time Warner and JAFCO. The company said the funds “will support the acceleration of Meebo’s growth and further development of Meebo’s web check-ins, which enable Web visitors to check in to their favorite sites and share online discoveries with friends or people with similar interests.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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