Shuttlerock Raises $2.35M, Sets Up Shop In LA

Shuttlerock, a New Zealand-based developer of marketing software which helps companies embed social media generated by their fans into their websites, has raised $2.35M in a Series A funding, and opened up its US headquarters in Los Angeles. ShuttleRock also said that it has named former ValueClick CEO James R. Zarley as its chairman of its board. The funding came from such investors as Japanese digital advertising agency Opt, ICE Angels, and angels Gary McCormick and Yoshihiro Kawamura. The company said this new round of funding will go towards expanding the company's presence in North America. As part of that expansion, Jade Swords has been named CEO, North America, to be based here in Los Angeles.