Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Eye-Fi Secures $11 Million in Series B Funding

Eye-Fi, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, secured $11 million in Series B funding for its wireless memory cards for digital cameras. Eye-Fi was founded in the summer of 2005 and launched its first product, the Eye-Fi Card, in October 2007. Since launch, the company has expanded its product portfolio and introduced new services; formed partnerships with Nikon, Lexar and more than 20 online photo destinations; and expanded its online and brick-and-mortar retail distribution to include national channels, such as Circuit City.

The round was led by TransLink Capital, with new funding from LMS Capital and participation from existing investors Opus Capital and Shasta Ventures. TransLink Capital's co-founder and managing director, Toshi Otani, will join the Eye-Fi board.