Back in April, we discovered Gary Flake’s stealthy Internet startup Clipboard, reporting on the company’s $1.38 million venture round. At the time, however, we didn’t know who was bankrolling the former Microsoft and Yahoo researcher.
Now, we’re getting a clearer picture. And, let’s just say it is an all-star group.
Backers of Clipboard — which announced its Web page clipping service last month — include Silicon Valley super angel Ron Conway; Andreesen Horowitz; Index Ventures; Michael Arrington’s CrunchFund; Draper Fisher Jurvetson; First Round Capital; Amazon.com board member Blake Krikorian; former Overture CEO Ted Meisel; Acequia Capital; Vast Ventures; Betaworks; CODE Advisers; and Seattle’s Founder’s Co-op.
TechCrunch disclosed the list today, and Flake confirmed the investors in an email to GeekWire tonight. He noted that the CEO of a publicly-traded company also is an investor in the round, which closed 10 days ago at a total of $1.43 million.
“I am incredibly fortunate to have such an amazing slate of investors,” Flake tells GeekWire. ”Every one of them has been engaged and helpful throughout the entire process, and as empowering as the funding is, their advice and guidance is vastly more valuable.”
Chris DeVore, a partner at Founder’s Co-op, said they are excited to back the Clipboard team. “Gary is awesome and (we) wanted to see where he’d go with it,” he said.
And, just in case you were wondering, Flake says they aren’t actively fundraising right now.
“We’ve been operating very efficiently, so the angel round gives us a very healthy runway,” he said. “That runway, combined with having a patient group of investors, means that we’ll be able to aggressively evolve the service during these early days.”
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