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And Odeo gets funded, too

logo-odeo.gifWe mentioned the VC funding of PodShow this morning. Ev Williams chimes in to announce that his podcasting start-up Odeo was just funded as well. Odeo is local. Charles River Ventures led the deal, along with some local tech notables, including Joe Kraus, Tim O'Reilly, Ron Conway and Mitch Kapor.

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From: Texas Venture Capital Blog
Lots of money flowing into podcasting ventures today.
Excerpt: Ray Lane (Kliener Perkins) figures Adam Curry knows what he is doing so he decided to dump $8.85MM into Podshow.  Oh and not to be outdone, Evan Williams just raised another round for Odeo from Charles River and Amicus.  ...
Tracked: August 10, 2005 7:48 PM
From: Junto Boyz
Excerpt: I signed up for the Odeo beta a while back and I got an email invite over a month ago. For some weird reason, I kept that one email unread throughout all these weeks. It's weird because I'm typically an anal email person. I read everything and delete u...
Tracked: August 11, 2005 12:53 AM
From: Somewhat Frank
Odeo Receives VC Funding
Excerpt: As I stated in my previous post titled, Odeo Bringing Some Noise, Odeo will be an exciting company to watch as podcasting comes of age and it appears to be true as this week Charles River Ventures and a slew
Tracked: August 14, 2005 5:29 PM
From: Ramblin' Prose
Podcasting update
Excerpt: Despite being pooh-poohed all over the Web, podcasting seems to be picking up steam and green: Podshow received a nice chunk o’ cash from some VC heavyweights from the Valley. Not to be outdone, Odeo announces some VC funding on the same day...
Tracked: August 16, 2005 7:34 PM
From: SiliconBeat
BitTorrent, its VC backing and RSS
Excerpt: Updated Here's the story (free registration) that ran in the Merc yesterday about the hot San Francisco file distributing company BitTorrent, and the backing by DCM's David Chao -- who as we've mentioned before, is on a bit of a roll. Note BitTorrent's...
Tracked: September 30, 2005 8:21 PM


Veoh Networks, also got funded this week. They are an Internet Television Peercasting Network that does for video what Odeo does for audio. Their CEO, Dimitry Shapiro, previously built a security company that killed bit torrent in corporations. Supposedly they have rebuilt bit torrent from scratch to be better than the original, more secure, faster, etc. Have a grand vision on their web site of changing the world http://www.veoh.com

Robert Gonzalez on August 12, 2005 6:36 PM
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