Palo Alto, Calif. – Pulse, the developer of a visual news reader for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, said on Thursday it has raised $9 million in its first round of funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Greycroft Partners and Lerer Ventures.

The company plans to use the funds to grow its engineering team and expand to additional platforms.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Pulse said it has now surpassed 4 million users across all platforms, and recently debuted, which allows users to save stories for later reading in their personal archives, viewable on any Pulse-enabled device or the web.

The company has forged content partnerships with AOL, The Atlantic, CNET, Discover Magazine, Gawker, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker,, TIME, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and Yahoo News, among others.


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