Calif. – BlockChalk, the provider
of a neighborhood-based social networking service, has raised seed financing
from a group of investors that includes Battery Ventures, Mitch Kapor, Harrison
Metal, Founder Collective, Joshua Schachter, Josh Stylman, Tom McInerney and
While the company did not disclose the amount raised in a blog post
announcing the round, PEHub.com pegs the amount at $1 million.
Jose, Calif.-based BlockChalk, whose service is available for
iPhone, Palm and Android handsets, said it will use the funds to accelerate
development of its service.