Klout Gains $8.5M

San Francisco-based Klout, which operates a service to measure the influence of people on the web, said today that it has closed a new, $8.5M funding round. The round came was led by Kleiner Perkins and its sFund, and also included Greycroft Partners. Klout is also backed by angel investors ff Asset Management, Tom McInerney, Paige Craig, Bobby Yazdani and Howard Lindzon. Klout said the new funding will go towards expanding its engineering team. Klout operates a service which uses Twitter, Facebook, and other social sites to measure an individual's influence on the Internet. More information »