Online widgetmaker RockYou is still looking for funding after it took $35 million last week, $300 million valuation

“Online widgetmaker RockYou is still looking for another $5 million to $15 million in funding, even after it took $35 million last week, at a $300 million valuation.

That money was for doubling its staff, moving to a larger office in Redwood City and acquiring more widgets — those annoying add-ons to social-network profiles — for its portfolio, RockYou CTO and founder Jia Shen told Silicon Alley Insider — but it’s not clear what the extra cash is for.

In March, rumor had it RockYou’s lastest funding round would set its value near $400 million, but thanks in part to a sliding ad market and a developer-unfriendly Facebook redesign, investors are said to have turned skeptical, sending the startup’s paper value down by $100 million to $150 million.”

Published by Reinout te Brake

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