CRV, Spark Invest in, a video surveillance startup based in Incline Village, NV, said today that it has obtained $1.5 million in new financing. The round was led by Boston-based Spark Capital and the Menlo Park, CA, office of Waltham, MA-based Charles River Ventures. has built software that allows consumers to remotely monitor webcams for unusual activity; users can share videos they’ve captured via YouTube, Twitter, and other social media services. The company is led by Adam Beguelin, who founded the San Francisco-based video search company Truveo (acquired by AOL in 2006) and co-founded Carnegie-Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. “The mix of video monitoring and social networking is a new and exciting angle,” Charles River Ventures general partner Bill Tai said in a statement. “Adam and his seasoned team are poised to tap into that need better than any other player entering the market.”

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