Spot.im is helping publishers solve a major problem that involves comment trolls. When commenters are anonymous, they tend to write extreme replies compared to when they use their real names. This is one of the biggest reasons why Spot.im founders CEO Nadav Shoval, COO Roee Goldberg, and Ishay Green launched the company.
And now Spot.im offers cloud-based community creation and moderation tools. These tools are used by clients such as Microsoft, Boston Globe, Hearst Group, Verizon Media Group, Refinery29, AOL, NBC, Refinery, Time, Fox News, and Huffington Post.
And recently, Spot.im announced that it raised $25 million in Series D funding led by Insight Venture Partners. WGI Group (founded by Noah Goodhart, Jonah Goodhart, and Michael Walrath), Norma Investments, Millhouse Capital, AltaIR Capital, Cerca, and Roman Abramovich also participated in this round. Including this funding round, Spot.im has raised $63 million.
“Our goal has always been to provide publishers with the ability to build a sustainable business organically through their content and community — not arbitrary clicks,” said CEO Shoval via VentureBeat. “We are excited by the enthusiasm of our investors and partners for the platform that we’re building. Together, we look forward to shaping a new era for the digital media industry that’s focused first and foremost on delivering the value and experience that readers deserve.”
Spot.im is also considered the largest community platform partner with over 80% of top-tier U.S. publishers that are now hitting 400 million uni