Lijit funded

Lijit (all my past coverage here) announced today that it has received 3.3M in funding in a round led by Boulder Ventures. The company recently turned one year old. They’re so cute at that age, aren’t they?

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Lijit is holding an open house this Thursday at 4pm (details here). You can come check out their digs and hear first hand what they’re up to. But don’t get too familiar with their current space in Louisville. Rumor is they’re Boulder bound in the next few months – woot!

I talked to Todd Vernon briefly about the funding, and he was very excited to have Peter Roshko and the gang at Boulder Ventures on board. He was also excited about the new positions they plan to add in the short term.

“We are lucky that an old time Raindance¬ír will be joining the team in 2 weeks, Mike Merideth. He has lead the IT team at Raindance for years and will be joining us Director Information Technology. We are all doing backflips over him as he will be key to our fast growth and system operations, he is simply the best guy in town and in addition an amazing photographer. Of course, we’re hiring and we need a rock star DBA to join the team as well as a few more software engineers.” – CEO, Todd Vernon

Congrats to Todd, Stan, and everyone who’s too Lijit. Well deserved – I can’t wait to see where you take it next.

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