After a false start or two, it’s finally beginning to seem like the economy is recovering, and app makers aren’t getting left behind. Seesmic, which deals in social applications, announced this morning that it’s raised $4 million in a new round of funding.
The money comes from Salesforce.com and a company managed by Softbank Holdings, which is nice insofar as both organizations are well-respected and might act as trendsetters of sorts.
That short list of participating organizations is also encouraging because it means Seesmic was able to get the money from just two entities, rather than having to plead its case in front of maybe one or two dozen investment firms and/or individuals.
Anyway, if you’re curious what all the fuss is about, Seesmic explained in a statement, “Seesmic helps companies monitor, engage and build their brands across social networks and mobile devices. The Seesmic Desktop provides a single console that lets companies view and respond, in real time, to comments being made about their brands in Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.”
So it looks like that could be a profitable (though competitive) space.