Couldn’t be more excited about the prospects of Checkthis, a fledgling Belgian Internet startup that has just raised $910,000 in seed funding from a set of high-profile investors from across the United States and Europe.
You don’t need me to tell you that the Internet has already fundamentally changed the way people communicate and conduct commerce, but I genuinely believe we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to personal publishing on the Web.
There’s a clear need for something simple, beautiful and powerful in between posting a simple status update on Facebook or Twitter and setting up a full-fledged blog on WordPress or Tumblr.
For the record: I’m on the company’s advisory board (together with Google’s François de Halleux and Instagram designer Tim Van Damme), which obviously means I can’t blog about them on The Next Web, and I won’t bore you with a review here.
I linked to some coverage and embbeded a lot of nice tweets about Checkthis below.
PandoDaily: CheckThis Raises $910K
The Alarm Clock: CheckThis Raises Seed for Web Poster Biz
Datanews / Knack: CheckThis haalt 730.000 euro op in de VS
En La Nube TIC: Blogs ‘de bolsillo’ con Checkthis
This is pretty cool: checkthis.com
— Rob Cunningham-Brown (@robcb) June 13, 2012
— Bert de Boer (@boerdeboer) June 13, 2012
— Ruben Van Meir (@RubenVanMeir) June 13, 2012
Now, this is an interesting service: checkthis.comIf you want to simply tell, sell, ask or make an invite for something. Great idea.
— Luis Mendo (@luismendo) June 13, 2012
— niniane (@niniane) June 13, 2012
this is smart UX/UI: checkthis.com
— nicolas coia (@coianac) June 12, 2012
— Alison (@alisonjudy) June 12, 2012
— beshart (@beshart) June 13, 2012
— Daniel Hsu (@dankicks) June 13, 2012
Neat little service. checkthis.com
— Simon Weare (@simon_weare) June 12, 2012
When you publish a page at checkthis.com you get two buttons: FB Connect or “Fuck it.” Nice touch.
— Paul Thrasher (@thrashr888) June 12, 2012
— Karl S (@footysphere) June 12, 2012
Must say, I really love the simplicity behind @checkthis. This is my kind of web functionality!
— Joe Taylor (@JoeTaylorLand) June 12, 2012
— Sally Hodgson (@SallyHodgson) June 12, 2012
— Saul Klein (@cape) June 12, 2012
— aaron colman (@aacolman) June 12, 2012
— Michael LaRocque (@mrlarocque) June 12, 2012
— michael nurse (@michael_nurse) June 12, 2012
It’s actually a really cool service // CheckThis Lands $910,000 Seed Funding bit.ly/L2vBLe
— Joseph Ortega (@JosOrtega) June 12, 2012
— Brady Mower (@bradymower) June 12, 2012
— Grant Bodie (@MountRec) June 12, 2012
Heart @checkthis. Check it out!
— Hamutal Meridor (@hamutalm) June 12, 2012
— Jonathan Harris (@netizine) June 12, 2012
— gvitt (@gvitt) June 12, 2012
— Katch (@katchapillar) June 12, 2012