Cheezburger Network founder Ben Huh has been uncharacteristically quiet about Circa, his online journalism startup. Now word is out that Circa has raised $750,000 in seed funding.
TechCrunch reports that the seed money comes from eonCapital, Quotidian Ventures, TechStars’ David Cohen and David Tisch, Tumblr’s David Karp, Eric Norlin’s SK Ventures, Manesh Arora, Pedro Torres-Picon, Rick Webb, Scott Belsky and Soraya Darabi.
Though the money news is out, there still isn’t much detail about what Circa itself will actually do. Circa’s new website, launched Tuesday, simply states, “Circa will re-imagine the way you consume news.” The site lists a team of six and an impressive array of advisers and funders.
Huh, who’s a co-founder of the venture with Matt Galligan and Arsenio Santos (the last two Circa’s CEO and CTO, respectively), told GeekWire’s John Cook last year that Circa grew out of his Moby Dick Project, “a call to action to bring together ‘great minds’ to discuss how news can be better presented to consumers.” In December, the San Francisco-based Circa was looking to raise $500,000 and appears to have exceeded that goal.
No launch date for Circa has been announced, but Circa’s official blog hints “we’re still a few months away from revealing more about our products.”
Frank Catalano is a regular GeekWire columnist helping with vacation fill-in duty this week. You can follow Frank on Twitter @FrankCatalano.