Tinychat, which provides simple, socially connected video chat rooms, has just raised $1.5 million.
The round gives Tinychat the support of celebrity investors like Ashton Kutcher, P. Diddy, plus investor celebrity Ron Burkle.
There seems to be a symbiotic relationship here. Celebrities are interested in dabbling in the tech space, since the fame game is increasingly playing out on the web.
At the same time, the endorsement of a big name celeb, especially a social media savvy fellow like Kutcher, can do wonders for a site’s user base.
Tinychat, which is currently based out in Glen Cove, Long Island, is looking to move into larger offices in New York City proper.
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