Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Calacanis Backs Mobile Social Networking Service
Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based Mahalo, is one of the angel investors in a mobile social networking service, Gowalla, the company said today. According to Gowalla, Calacanis invested along with angels Ron Conway, Kevin Rose, Gary Varynerchuck, Shervin Pishevar and Chris Sacca, and venture firms Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, Maples Investments, Alsop-Louie Partners, and Founders Fund in a $8.4M Series B funding for the firm. Calacanis is also an investor in Gdgt.com and ChallengePost.com.