KickApps is a user-generated video and social networking website that has gained popularity by the ease of use and creation of widgets.Â These widgets have found themselves on MySpace pages, the BET Awards 07 website, Vibe.com, and Genesis-Space.
According to paidContent, KickApps has just raised $11 million in second round funding. SoftBank Capital is a new investor and joins the returning investors, Prism VentureWorks and Spark Capital. KickApps’ competitor, Ning recently raised $44 million.
Last year, KickApps reaised $6 million in funding for its first round. KickApps hired Michael Chin as the Senior VP of Marketing from Bite Communications, a global communications consulting company. KickApps is based in New York, New York.