Tarikh Korula, formerly of Frog Design and Uncommon Projects, launched Seen out of a moment he experienced in personal frustration. After organizing and deciding a winner for an East Coast TechCrunch hackathon, Korula couldn't find a photo of the project even after tons were snapped and uploaded by the attendees.
Today Seen is announcing a $1.25M seed round. Li Ka-Shing and Jeff Citron (Horizons and KEC Ventures respectively) join in investment for Seen, a graduate of The New York Times Company’s “timeSpace” accelerator. They join notable angels including David Tisch’s BoxGroup, Scott and Cyan Banister, Matt Rolandson and Sam Tripodi, Andrew Rasiej, Cantora Records, and Thatcher Bell, Venture Partner at Gotham Ventures.
For coverage on the funding, which will be used to build a new paradigm for organization, search and discovery on the real-time web, click through the links below.
- Seen.co Secures $1.25M From Horizons Ventures And KEC To Capture Live Social Events -- TechCrunch
- The Next Big Thing You Missed: Recreate Live Events with Twitter and Instagram -- Wired
- Seen secures $1.25M in seed funding -- Cornell Tech
- New York's Seen makes sense of social media's news coverage -- Uncubed
*UPDATE (2/27/15) -- Seen hosted an informative panel "Real-time News at the Speed of Mobile" during Social Media Week NY. Panelists included Aaron Edwards of Buzzfeed and Brian Ries, real-time news editor at Mashable. Check out the Seen here.
*UPDATE -- Tarikh and Seen were just featured in AlleyWatch's "21 People in NYC Content You Must Know About"