Glympse Raises $7.5M

Social GPS startup Glympse has raised $7.5 million in a Series B round led by Menlo Ventures and Ignition Partners. The Redmond, WA-based company’s application allows users to show other people where they are in real time, showing up as an icon tracing its path around city streets, for instance. Glympse says it’s useful for things like alerting colleagues where you are if you’re late to a meeting, or finding friends for social meetups. Pravin Vazirani from Menlo Ventures and Michelle Goldberg from Ignition Partners are joining the startup’s board as part of the financing deal announced Wednesday. Existing board members include Seattle’s Tom Huseby, of SeaPoint Ventures, and Greg Tarr of the Bay Area’s Rogers Ventures. The company’s co-founders are former Microsofties: CEO Bryan Trussel and Chief Architect Steve Miller.

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