Web surfing and recommendation engine Surfingbird has raised $2.5 million in equity funding from business angel investors from France and Russia, reported newspaper RBC Daily. Surfingbird previosly raised $0.4 million.
Founded in 2010, Surfingbird.ru is currently in beta. Surfingbird, which is headed by Sergey Shalaev, plans to reach 100K daily users by the end of the year. It also plans to release browser plug-ins as well as launch the English version of its service.
One of Surfingbird‘s early investors is Pierric Duthoit, former CEO of WomanJournal.ru, Russia’s leading women-centric portal.