Yontoo is a browser extension that adds “layers” to web sites you visit, allowing you to have a “personalized” experience with any web site. Web developers create layers (apps) that enhance Internet browsers’ web experiences. Yontoo was founded by Arie Trouw, is currently run by Kai Hankison, and is self-funded.
Soovox combines 3 social networking trends: influence measurement, personalization and game mechanics in order to tackle social shopping. Soovox was founded and is led by CEO Akram Benmbarek and has raised two seed rounds of investment.
Independa Independa helps your aging parents remember important events like birthdays, doctor’s appointments, social engagements — and when to take their medications. Lead byCEO Kian Sanei, Independa has closed two seed rounds of investment.
Casmiro is a platform for monetizing your videos. For professional and amateur filmmakers and videographers, Casmiro allows users to distribute via social networks while still monetizing videos. Founded by Brandon Pliska and funded by local angel investor and entrepreneur Charlie Jackson.
Hookit is a social network for lifestyle sports, bringing together action sports, community, brands and deals. Founded and run by Scott Tilton, Hookit (formerly Loopd’d) received funding from Tech Coast Angels.
[Update: 8/3/11 – TakeLessons raises $6M from Crosslink Capital]
TakeLessons is a music and voice lessons provider offering customized private lessons through certified teachers. TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers, as well as at-work lessons programs for corporate clients and their employees. TakeLessons was founded and is run by Steven Cox. and is self-funded. TakeLessons raised $6M from Crosslink Capital]
Antengo does real-time, location-based, classifieds. It’s a mobile app that facilitates real-time, location-based, person-to-person exchanges. Antengo was founded by Hunter Jensen and Marcus Wandell and has raised seed investment from Dr. Michael Wandell.