Sky Dayton Backed Diffbot Gets More Funding

Diffbot, the developer of artificial intelligence, visual recognition, and natural language processing software for interpreting web pages which is backed by Sky Dayton, has scored $500,000 more in funding, the company said this week. The funding--a continuation of the firm's seed funding--came from Bloomberg Beta. Diffbot's AI software allows developers to tap into an application programming interface (API), to better parse and understand the content on a web page as structured objects, rather than as just a collection of text. Dayton and other angels, such asa Any Bechtolsheim, Joi Ito, Brad Garlinghouse, Elad Gil, Maynard Webb, and others made the first investment in Diffbot back in 2012; the company says it has now raised a total of $3M. Diffbot is based in Palo Alto. More information »