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Our goal at Paper.li has always been to help people find, engage and build communities of like-minded individuals through content curation. Today, we are excited to announce that we have closed a new round of funding for $2 million and we are one step closer to achieving this goal.

This fresh capital pushes our total investment past $7 million to date, and opens up exciting new opportunities to innovate for our content curators at a more accelerated pace.

Thank you

 
Over the past three years, your curation efforts have helped shape the market. Today with over 3.7 million monthly users curating over 50 million articles in 7 languages daily, your curation efforts confirm our shared belief that future of content discovery and engagement is through the interest graph, not the social graph.

The speed at which Paper.li continues to grow is attributed to just one thing: you, the richly diverse community of curators across professions, industries and markets that continue to use, and love, the service. From solopreneurs to the largest of brands, there is only one thing to say: thank you. You never cease to inspire us.

What’s next

 
In 2012 we invested heavily in our technical architecture, engineering and implementing a state-of-the-art telecom grade platform to replace the original content curation we launched with in 2010. In doing so, we decreased system down times and vastly improved content processing, loading times and platform stability.

For 2013 our focus has been, and remains, on branding, collaboration and engagement features to help marketers and small business owners increase the net gain from their curation efforts. In doing so, our PRO user base has grown by more than 400% in the past three months, and we are forecasting to hit break-even in the coming three quarters.

Clearly, we have come a long way together since the first Twitter timeline paper rolled off the presses. Since then, you have paved the road for the potential of content curation and you have validated the value proposition.

We look forward to sharing some exciting next steps in the evolution of Paper.li and content curation in the coming weeks. Stay tuned… and thank you!

 

Ed & Isk

And the Paper.li team


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42 Responses to “You validate curation business model, Paper.li secures more funding”

  1. Kimberly Kline

    Congratulations Paper.li! I have found great success publishing my online paper, Access Profiles Weekly, and I look forward to many more issues in the future! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Kelly Hungerford

      Thank you Kimberly. It is very rewarding for us (the team!) at Paper.li to hear that your content is helping build bridges with your community.

      I love how detailed your editor’s note is. It is such a great place to highlight where you can be reached.

      Happy publishing!

      Reply
    • Kelly Hungerford

      Blaine,

      “Curate, not Koorate!” I love it! thank you for the write-up and sharing the good word with the charity. I hope we can help them connect and spread awareness throughout their greater community.

      As for SEO: With PRO you can add your GA id to track your paper’s performance in your GA dashboard. Works well. I’m tracking mine and see that I need to put a little more elbow grease into sharing my paper .

      I do find that the multi-share is really successful in increasing engagement in general. I need to use it more myself!

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    • Kelly Hungerford

      Natasha, we love that you love — and give so much!

      Thanks for being such an active member in the community. We love seeing how innovative you are with integrating your paper(s) into your digital presence and community building strategy.

      Thanks for all you do for us and the Paper.li community at large. Waves to LA!

      Reply
  2. Richard Harris

    Good for you, but let’s avoid the hyperbole. “You never cease to inspire us” shrieks of TED.

    Content is king; content curation is box tic-king.

    Richard

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    • Kelly Hungerford

      Hi Sam,

      Thank you and wowing is cool :) Let us know what aspects in particular they appreciate most, or where you think we could improve. We always appreciate the feedback.

      In fact, if you’re on G+, join the Paper.li Publisher’s Community. There is a lot of good feedback and exchange taking place there.

      Reply
    • Kelly Hungerford

      Hi Ron,

      We are extremely super-charged moving into the next few months. It should be rewarding for everyone; team and community!

      Thanks for stopping by. We really appreciate hearing from you.

      Reply
  3. Spyder

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!

    It is well deserved! I think you have a wonderful product and I use it daily.

    Suggestion:

    1. Please provide an APP for Windows 8 desktop / mobile as well as for Android.

    Reply
    • Kelly Hungerford

      Hi Spyder, thanks for the nice words and I’m thrilled to hear Paper.li adds value to your day.

      Tell me, what would you want to see in an App? What would be/make the perfect app?

      Reply
  4. Des Donnelly

    Ed & Isk
    And the Paper.li team

    this is fantastic.. congratulations… I look forward to continuing to use the most awesome pLI as it evolves :-)

    Regards
    Des Donnelly, Ireland

    Reply
    • Kelly Hungerford

      Thank you Des! We love having you in our community. If you find yourself in Lausanne, be sure to let us know — we’ve always got a coffee and a croissant for our visitors!

      Reply

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