RockMelt, a developer of a social, web browsing application, has raised $30M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Accel Partners, and also included Khosla Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. The firm is headed by Eric Vishria, Vinod Khosla and Jim Breyer both join the company’s board as part of the funding.
RockMelt’s web browser is closely integrated with Facebook and other social networking sites. Instead of having to constantly return to their favorite websites and social networks, RockMelt users can view their friends’ Facebook and Twitter updates, get notified about new content on their favorite websites, and start Facebook Chats with their friends from the actual browser program.
Just nine months after its private beta launch, Rockmelt’s browser is available on the desktop and iOS mobile devices, and currently has several hundred thousand active users and over a million installs.
RockMelt is built on top of Chromium, the open source project behind Google’s Chrome browser. RockMelt raised $9.9 million before closing its second round of funding from Andreessen-Horowitz and others.