Introducing our Investors

We've got some very exciting news to announce. We have now closed our round of seed funding, raising $1.4 million from primarily UK investors alongside some US angels.

Our principal investors are Index Seed and PROfounders we also have Joi Ito, Esther Dyson, Joshua Schachter, Matt Biddulph, Blaine Cook, Matt Haughey, Tim Cederman-Haysom, William Burks Spencer, YCombinator and Start Fund.

We also have a selection of excellent advisors: Matt Haughey (MetaFilter), Andy Baio (Upcoming.org / Kickstarter / Expert Labs) and Tom Coates (ex Yahoo Brickhouse, now Product Club).

This seed funding is really great for us and means that we can focus on building an awesome product, create a great team and eventually a profitable business. If you're interested in working with Lanyrd, we're currently looking for a UX and Graphic Designer. If you'd like to apply, please send your CV, covering letter and portfolio details to jobs@lanyrd.com.

Kent Brewster commented…

Wonderful news! Congratulations to all!

Commented at 4:52pm on 6th September 2011

Evan Prodromou commented…

This is great news. Congratulations!

Commented at 4:54pm on 6th September 2011

Christian Heilmann commented…

Excellent! Well deserved, guys! Happy to hear that.

Commented at 4:56pm on 6th September 2011

James Pearce commented…

Congratulations! Will you be exposing an API to celebrate? :-)

Commented at 4:57pm on 6th September 2011

Stephanie Sullivan Rewis commented…

Awesome news, guys! So proud of you... Sometimes, that simple idea is a gold mine... ;) Can't wait to see where you go from here...

Commented at 4:58pm on 6th September 2011

Deborah Edwards-Onoro commented…

Wonderful news, congratulations!

Commented at 5:01pm on 6th September 2011

Addy Osmani commented…

Fantastic news, guys. Well done!

Commented at 5:01pm on 6th September 2011

Laura Moross (Lynne) commented…

Congratulations, fantastic news

Commented at 5:05pm on 6th September 2011

Martin De Wulf commented…

Congratulations ! Well deserved, in my humble opinion.

Commented at 5:07pm on 6th September 2011

Paul Saunders commented…

^ this.... congratulations!

Commented at 5:11pm on 6th September 2011

Ben Terrett commented…

Great investors and a great board. Congratulations!

Commented at 5:20pm on 6th September 2011

Dirk Ginader commented…

Very happy for you guys! Well deserved! :-)

Commented at 5:33pm on 6th September 2011

Carlo Zottmann commented…

Nice! Congratulations. Make it count. Well, continue to make it count, actually. "Keep it up" is what I'm saying. :)

Commented at 5:38pm on 6th September 2011

James Box commented…

C'ave a tenner for a new pair of trainers?

Commented at 5:42pm on 6th September 2011

Simon Wardley commented…

Fantastic, congratulations.

Commented at 5:55pm on 6th September 2011

Andy Piper commented…

Oh well done - you can afford to make your own promo screencasts now then! :-) so where do I send the enhancement requests...? ;-)

Commented at 5:57pm on 6th September 2011

Ian Mulvany commented…

Congratulations!!

Commented at 6:09pm on 6th September 2011

Paul Lloyd commented…

Terrific news guys. Just don't spend it all at once ;-)

Commented at 6:12pm on 6th September 2011

Ben Cerveny commented…

hooray! glad you've come through to the other side! :)

Commented at 6:27pm on 6th September 2011

Adrian Hon commented…

Fantastic news and a brilliant set of advisors - looking forward to seeing great things from you guys!

Commented at 6:27pm on 6th September 2011

Tony Scott commented…

Great news!

Commented at 6:40pm on 6th September 2011

Joescales commented…

That's WONDERFUL. Congrats, sounds like everything is looking up...UP... UP!

Commented at 6:56pm on 6th September 2011

Robert Nyman commented…

Congratulations, and good luck!

Commented at 7:20pm on 6th September 2011

Stephen Hay commented…

Congratulations, and all the best!

Commented at 7:26pm on 6th September 2011

tash hall lampard commented…

Massive congrats - that is awesome! To infinity and beyond!

Commented at 8:32pm on 6th September 2011

Steven Mohapi-Banks commented…

Excellent, well done :)

Commented at 8:47pm on 6th September 2011

Ryan King commented…

Well played. Looking forward to what you do with the money.

Commented at 12:25am on 7th September 2011

Orionesque commented…

Great news.. very very well done.. I'm looking forward to seeing how this service grows :)

Commented at 9:05am on 7th September 2011

JAWZapps commented…

Good news indeed! Best of luck!

Commented at 9:08am on 7th September 2011

Carl W Crawley commented…

Fantastic News! Looking forward to this becoming *the* destination to find out about conferences on the net.

Commented at 9:09am on 7th September 2011

Alex commented…

Woop! Well done guys.

Commented at 10:09am on 7th September 2011

Theba commented…

Terrific news, well deserved. Can't wait to see how it goes from here...

Commented at 11:04am on 7th September 2011

Farhan Rehman commented…

Great news!! Well done!! You deserve it!!

Commented at 2:34am on 9th September 2011

Birgit Pauli-Haack commented…

Congratulations! This is great news for all @lanyrd users!

Commented at 9:29pm on 10th September 2011

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