App for That
At this point, it’s really hard to get excited about apps since three new ones spontaneously manifest every time Jessica Simpson talks about her weight, but it’s difficult to ignore this one considering its pedigree. Twitter cofounder Biz Stone finally released Jelly today, his app that unfortunately isn’t “Uber for fruit preserves.”
Biz Stone’s mysterious new startup, Jelly, has just closed a Series A.
An announcement on the company’s Tumblr didn’t disclose the total amount raise, but revealed that Spark Capital raised the round, with SV Angel piling on, as well.
Also participating are several individual investors who, we can only assume, were rounded up in the parking lot of last year’s TED conference: Jack Dorsey, Bono, Al Gore, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Where Good Ideas Come From author Steven Johnson, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, House (?!) director Greg Yaitanes, and Afghan entrepreneur Roya Mahboob.