Mashape Raises $1.5M

San Francisco-based Mashape, an online site which connects developers with application programming interfaces (APIs), has raised $1.5M in a seed funding round, the firm said Tuesday. The round came from New Enterprise Associates, Index Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Erik Rannala, Russel Siegelman, and Rick Webb, among others. Mashape's CEO is Augusto Marietti. The firm said the funding will go towards hiring software designers, accelerating product development, and boosting growth. More information »