Speakr Finds $2.9M For Social Marketing

Los Angeles-based Speakr, which provide social influence marketing to brands, said today that it has raised $2.9M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Allegro Venture Partners, Brett Hurt (Bazaarvoice), Ed Snider (Comcast Spectacor), Nick Gross (STRZ Enterprises), as well as others. The company--which was formerly called twtMob--said the funding will go to extend its offerings. The company says it has run more than 1,000 social influence campaigns for such customers as Microsoft, Kia, Corona, and Samsung, as well as many movie studios. The company said its other investors also include Toba Capital and Aber Whitcomb, former Co-Founder of Myspace. Speakr is led by Marco Hansell.