A Seattle-based startup wants to make it easier for you to access your cloud files — no matter which app you use — and is reeling in a chunk of dough to do so.
ClipCard has raised $4.2 million of a $10.3 million round and plans to use the fresh funds to continue building out its service — one that has pivoted since the company was founded in 2010.
ClipCard rebranded itself this past winter after operating for three years as OneOcean. The original idea was to be a “Dropbox for ocean data,” offering a cloud-based service for the massive files associated with marine geospatial data.
But the OneOcean team quickly discovered a cloud storage problem that affected more than just companies who rely on ocean data.
“Through the process of developing a product that helped ocean data managers, we realized that the problem of finding your stuff across a range of apps and sources is really universal,” ClipCard’s Vice President of Product Ryan Cunningham told GeekWire. “ClipCard solves that problem for everyone — we make it easy to find, understand, and act on things from across your own apps and cloud accounts.”
Cunningham wouldn’t reveal how the company plans to make money, only noting that “we’re focused on making an awesome experience that’s valuable for users.”
“Software is still pretty insular; most companies are focused on search within their own products and ecosystems,” Cunningham added. “For anyone who relies on a lot of apps, devices, and services, that means finding things often involves searching through several different silos. ClipCard solves that problem.”
ClipCard currently employs 19 and is set to launch a public beta this fall. The new funding round comes from private equity backers and previous investors, which include MySpace co-founder Aber Whitcomb and others.
Former CEO Don Pickering stepped down last year after nearly three years leading ClipCard. The Seattle startup veteran, who previously founded Altrec.com, Cosmix and Memetic Systems, is now CEO of Orange County-based Point Intelligence. ClipCard is now led by President Tim Kearns.