SkyFire Labs, a mobile web browser company based in Mountain View, California has raised $5 million in a third round of funding according to a filing with the SEC.
SkyFire Labs previously raised $17.8 million from Trinity Ventures, Matrix Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Along with the funding, SkyFire recently hired new CEO Jeffrey Glueck. Glueck is the former CMO at Travelocity.
SkyFire’s mobile web browser has the ability to render Flash and Silverlight media on Windows Mobile phones. Most phones do not have that ability. SkyFire can even make Hulu work on mobile phones. There is no way that Apple would allow this on the iPhone otherwise they would not be able to sell all those applications.