SocialEyes made its debut on Monday Feb 28, in California at a DEMO conference. The app randomly connects users in video chats. SocialEyes users sign on with Facebook IDs and can connect with known friends or other members of the online community with shared interests.

“SocialEyes takes the social networking experience to the next level by enabling people to connect with their networks and meet interesting people who share common interests through face-to-face communication or via video messages,” said Rob Williams, who founded the company with Rob Glaser.

The San Francisco-based startup already has raised $5.1 million in capital, with $600,000 coming from independent “angel” investment and the rest from a round of funding led by Ignition Partners.