Neighborland, a website started in New Orleans to inspire collaboration and change on a neighborhood level, announced a funding round today that includes a list of who’s who among both local and Silicon Valley VC’s.
Chris Schultz, who is participating in the round along with Peter Bodenheimer through Voodoo Ventures, blogged about the investment. He stated, “Today I’m thrilled to announce that Voodoo Ventures is investing in Neighborland alongside an amazing group of co-investors including The Obvious Corporation, True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, and Crunch Fund. My central thesis with Voodoo Ventures is to “play where web meets world” and Neighborland has the potential for tremendous real-world impact.”
One of the primary investors is The Obvious Corporation, a venture fund started by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey. In a post on the Obvious.co website, Biz described their reason for investing:
“Technology can help humanity work together to make our world a better place. Obvious operates under the assumption that this is a fundamental truth. Neighborland has the potential to connect residents virtually. A connected citizenry is amazingly powerful, as recent events have proven.”
Neighborland founders Dan Parham, Tee Parham, and Candy Chang are working vigorously to roll out the platform in new cities. As we announced a few weeks ago, the site is now live in Houston and Boulder.
This investment is huge news for a start-up that has it’s roots in New Orleans and used the city as a proof of concept. While the details of the funding round such as the exact dollar amount remain cloaked, it’s clear that this was no pennies-round. Congrats to the Neighborland team – we look forward to tracking their continued growth!