Y Combinator startup Chute lands $2.7M, connects dots between developers and media

Original post by Jolie O’Dell via VB

Chute, a startup that helps developers quickly and easily bring multimedia content into their apps, has just sealed a $2.7 million funding deal with a few of the usual suspects in Silicon Valley early-stage investment.

Josh Felser’s firm, Freestyle Capital, led the round, which saw participation from Battery Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, and a handful of corporations and individuals, including Salesforce.com, Klout co-founder Joe Fernandez, and a few others. It was all very chummy, and then everyone had cake.*

*Probably not that last part.

What Chute does is quite interesting. The startup, which got its sea legs at Y Combinator, makes it simple for developers to get images into their apps with “a cloud-based backend for image uploading, processing, moderation, third-party API integrations, and user authentication,” all with a few lines of code.


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