Sky Dayton Backs Diffbot

Earthlink founder and Southern California entrepreneur Sky Dayton is leading an angel investment in a new startup out of Stanford, which is developing a service which allows developers to track changes and extract information out of web pages. Palo Alto-based Diffbot has raised $2M in an angel funding round, which included Sky Dayton, Andy Bechtolscheim (Sun Microsystems), Joi Ito, Maynard Webb (eBay), and several others. Dayton is joinig the company's board, according to TechCrunch, and will be taking an "active role in the company." Diffbot's API helps developers extract text from web pages, including analyzing pages for major parts such as headlines, advertisements, articles, and more. More information »