JibJab Raises $3 Million Series B
“JIB JAB!” This is what two animated men have been saying for the last 8 years; one man has a middle-parted comb-over that would make Donald Trump jealous and the other has frizzy hair and a thick moustache. I would say that JibJab.com is one of the first web sites that I saw that truly showed the power of Adobe (formely Macromedia) Flash.* The $3 million Series B funding was brought in by Polaris Venture Partners.
Polaris Venture Partners is also an investor in Automattic, the company behind blog platform, WordPress. WordPress is one of the most popular blog platforms and is used to power Pulse 2.0, TechCrunch, GigaOM, and Mashable.
The first round of funding for JibJab was around $3.4 million. This brings the total amount for JibJab to be $6.4 million. What will JibJab do with this money? Most likely they’ll keep building the same funny and witty videos that we’ve been seeing for years. And also there are more eCards in the pipeline. There is also a social network being built around JibJab where users submit… user generated content.
If I was JibJab, I would take some of those new-found earnings, buy a big bottle of bubbly, and toast to another 8 years of fun times on the Internets. Here’s a sample video clip produced by “JIB JAB!” around 2004.
*Side note: The first web site that really showed me the power of Flash was Eye4u.com, which hasn’t changed the look of their site since the day I saw it for the first time almost 10 years ago. Consistency points!
 ReadWriteWeb: JibJab Raises $3m More For Video Content, Written by Marshall KirkpatrickThis article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry