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Kontagent Social Web Analytics Raises Over $4 Million in Additional Capital

By Thorsten Bleich

San Francisco based social web analytics company Kontagent, has raised over $4 million in additional equity funding in its latest round of funding.  The round was led by Altos Ventures and Maverick Capital, with participation from Larry Braitman, co-founder of FlyCast and Adify. This brings the total amount raised by Kontagent to nearly $6 million to date.  Anthony Lee from Altos Ventures and Eric Kim from Maverick Capital will be joining the Kontagent board.

The company’s social web analytics platform is the most broadly used platform of its kind, deployed by many of the top social game and app developers on Facebook.  The Kontagent platform now tracks over 60 million users monthly across hundreds of Facebook connected games and services.

The new funding partners will be joining existing angels and seed funds announced earlier this year that include: Jameson Hsu, co-founder and CEO of Mochimedia; James Hong, co-founder and CEO of HotOrNot; Benjamin Sun, co-founder and CEO of CommunityConnect; Auren Hoffman, founder and CEO of RapLeaf; Greg Thomson, founder of TallTreeGames and Mike Sego, chief product officer of Gaia Online and also the Facebook Fund, The Hit Forge and Extreme Venture Partners.

The company plans to use this additional capital to extend its technology platform, as well as to build out its sales and marketing capacity.  Kontagent is actively hiring and expanding its engineering, sales and marketing teams in both its San Francisco and Toronto offices.