Hunch adds Gideon Yu of Khosla Ventures to Board; closes $12 million round of funding
We’re very psyched to announce that we’ve closed a $12 million Series B funding led by Gideon Yu at Khosla Ventures. Gideon held senior finance roles at Yahoo, YouTube, and Facebook, and is an all-around nice guy who also happens to be incredibly smart. He’s joining Hunch’s Board of Directors and we look forward to tapping into his experience and guidance.
As Caterina notes in this blog post, Hunch’s goal is to build a “taste graph” of the web, connecting every person on the web with every entity on the web (whether it be a camera, hotel, author, or anything else). This new funding will help us accelerate progress towards that goal. You’ll also be seeing a lot of great new features very soon.
Thanks to all of our passionate site users and contributors who have helped Hunch progress so far in less than a year since our public launch in June 2009!