Connectbeam Lands $3.5million Series A

connectbeam.jpgSocial networking for the enterprise startup Connectbeam has closed a $3.5million Series A round lead by Gabriel Ventures and Startup Capital Ventures.

Connectbeam social software for business provides a corporate focused product that includes support for social bookmarking, social networking, live profiles, project spaces and intranet search integration.

Connectbeam launched in June 2006 and is led by Puneet Gupta and Prem Malhotra in Newark, California. The company originated as a system for students that evolved into Connectbeam after a number of corporate and academic vendors expressed interest in putting the system to use in their respective businesses.