StatusReport: StatusNet receives funding, OStatus interviews.
This past week has been a great week for StatusNet, as we announced yesterday that we have recently received funding from FirstMark Capital, joined by BoldStart Ventures, iNovia, and Montreal Start Up! This brings the total amount of funding for StatusNet to a reasonable $2.3 Million.
This week, OStatus released a post on an interview with Tuomas Koski. The purpose of the interview was to get a better understanding of what people think of OStatus and how they use it. The most recent OStatus interview is only the first of many interviews that will be released over the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Recent Mentions of StatusNet
The latest press release of the new StatusNet funding has created some wonderful press. Here are just a few of those press mentions: StatusNet Raises New Round of Investment Led by FirstMark Capital, Open Source Microblogging Startup StatusNet Lands More Funding, StatusNet Raises $2.3 Million for Enterprise Microblogging, Attracting the right type of co-investors (Status.Net), StatusNet Lands Funding for Open Source Microblogging, Status.net Gets $1.4M to Take Open-Source Twitter Into the Enterprise.
In a recent blog post by Scott Switzer, venture partner at FirstMarket Capital, entitled Microblogging - how can we create an enterprise platform from a consumer product?, Scott talks about StatusNet and how it "has built a recipe for the ideal enterprise microblogging platform."
In an article written by Tom Murphy, Do - Enough Talking; The Creation of the Social Web Acid Test, Tom talks about his experience at the Federated Social Web Summit (FSWS), and the announcement of the Social Web Acid Test level One (SWATO).
For more of the latest press mentions for StatusNet, you can visit our Press Section.
Coming up in August, StatusNet will be busy doing a bunch of hacking. Also, Jon Phillips (Community Director for StatusNet) will doing an Asian business and community development tour the 2nd half of August. If anyone is interested in meeting up with Jon in Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai or Beijing, send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is Derek reporting to you from StatusNet in Montreal. Don't forget to subscribe to Status on Status.net, be sure to upgrade to the latest version StatusNet 0.9.3, and download the StatusNet Desktop Client! Also, you can add community news for next week's post on our public wiki.