Pluck Closes $8.5 Million in Series B Funding; Mayfield Leads Investment in Growing Web Companion Application CompanyAUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 6, 2004 -- Pluck Corp., a software company dedicated to making it easier to find and manage information online, today announced that it secured $8.5 million in Series B funding. Mayfield led the round, with continuing participation from initial investor, Austin Ventures. The capital will be used by Pluck Corp. to expand marketing and development activities for its award-winning web browser companion application.
"As all of us live more and more of our lives online, the two "original" online tools, email and the browser, are proving more and more inadequate to the task," said Allen Morgan, general partner, Mayfield. "At Mayfield, we've been exploring this area for some time. Pluck is an enormously promising pioneer in developing new, more powerful tools to help users make the most out of the increasing wealth of information online. We're delighted to be participating with a terrific team and co-investor."
Pluck is a free web browser companion application that improves the way users interact with information found online. Using Pluck's full range of capabilities, web users can easily share information, organize news and RSS feeds and effectively search for items of interest - making online navigation easier and more efficient.
The newest version of the Pluck web browser companion application, which integrates with Microsoft Internet Explorer, is available for free and can be downloaded from www.pluck.com or http://www.ebay.com/advancedsolutions/.
About Pluck Corp.
Pluck Corporation offers a web browser companion application that greatly improves the way users search, retrieve, organize and share information online. Pluck makes online interaction easier for those who embrace the digital lifestyle and rely on the web and sites like Amazon.com, eBay and Google, to research, shop and share.
Pluck is currently used by tens of thousands around the world and is available for free at www.pluck.com. Pluck Corp. is a privately held company based in Austin, Texas with funding from Austin Ventures and Mayfield.
Pluck is a trademark of Pluck Corp. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.