Viddy Adds Celebrities To Investor Roster

Venice-based Viddy, the developer of a mobile app used to share videos over social networks, has added a number of celebrities to its list of investors. The firm--which just raised a $6M venture round in February--apparently has added celebrities Will Smith, Jeff Kearl of Roc Nation, Josh James of Omniture, Biz Stone of Twitter, Brian Lee of ShoeDazzle, Shakira, skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, among others. Viddy is headed by JJ Aguhob and Brett O'Brien. The firm's mobihle app runs on the iPhone. Viddy's February round included Battery Ventures, Greycroft, and Qualcomm. Amount of the new investment from the various celebrities was not announced. More information »