Cambridge, Mass. – Shareaholic, the Cambridge-based provider of a platform for sharing and discovering online content, has raised $3 million in what the company said was an oversubscribed first round of venture capital funding, according to a new filing by the company with securities regulators.

The investment, from the likes of General Catalyst Partners, NextView Ventures and Kepha Partners, will be used to hire more staff and to further build out its technology.

Shareaholic reports that it reaches more than 270 million users per month via its suite of tools that include open platform APIs and analytics tools. It started out much smaller, as a Firefox browser add-on that won Mozilla Foundation’s 2008 Extend Firefox contest.

Part of this article was also published in New England Tech Wire. Chris Marlowe contributed to this story.

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