WME and Kleiner Perkins Lead $8 Million Round In Chill

Posted Jun 27, 2012

William Morris Endeavor and venture capital company have led an $8 million round into social video company Chill. Chill has 18 million registered users and people use the service to watch popular videos, discuss them, and share them. Chill launched last August. Chill aggregates videos from YouTube, Thrillist, and TMZ. It is integrated into Facebook and other social media companies. Chill may use the funding to launch apps, increase their staff, and build on the user interface. Chill has partnerships with TMZ and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Previous investors include Troy Carter, CrunchFund, and former MySpace CEO Mike Jones. The last time we wrote about Chill was when Mark Zuckerberg called it lame for calling themselves “awesome.” [TheWrap]