Zannel Raises $10 Million Series B

Posted Jun 2, 2008

Zannel is an online mobile instant messaging service with a focus on video.  The company announced that they have raised $10 million in Series B from Alloy Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, and Palomar Ventures.  The mobile version of their site is available at

Last month, Zannel won the 2008 Webby Award for Best Mobile Social Network.  This is impressive considering that they are competing directly with YouTube Mobile.  I tested videos on both Zannel mobile and YouTube mobile and found more success in playing videos with Zannel.

Zannel also has photo sharing and pic chat built in.  Videos can be sorted by most recent, most discussed, recently active, most favorited, and top rated.  Zannel’s mobile platform also looks sleek on an iPhone, but then again what doesn’t?

Zannel’s blog is available at:  The company has raised a total of $16 million in funding.

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