Pulse has raised $9 million in funding as they have just hit 4 million users. Pulse is a social and visual news reader company that has apps available on the iPad, iPhone, and Android.
The investors in this round include New Enterprise Associates, Lerer Ventures, and Greycroft Partners. Pulse started as a class project at Stanford University. Over the past year, the company has gone from a project to a 10-person team. Pulse also won an Apple App Store Hall of Fame award.
Patrick Chung, co-head of the consumer investing division at NEA will join the Pulse board of directors.