Launched by the cofounder of one of the web’s most famously bootstrapped viral hits, Perceptual Networks has lifted the veil somewhat on its model with the announcement this morning of a more than $1 million seed investment round from 20 mostly Silicon Valley A-listers.
They’re going to build web applications that will aim to help you find other people. It’s social discovery, we think, though the cofounders say they’re a couple weeks away from saying much more.
The startup, which was co-founded by HotOrNot and I/O Ventures founder Jim Young, is developing a suite of products to make it easy for people to find the people they best connect with, whether they are looking for the right co-workers or employees, the right relationship, the right friends and activity partners, or the right community to live in.
Pereceptual co-founder and CEO Cheyenne Ehrlich said in a release “Your community, friends, co-workers and life partner, if you have one, collectively have such a huge impact on the quality of your life. We want to make the process of finding and developing that community of people as easy as possible, for everyone.”