Boxee just announced the close of a second round of funding, infusing the company with another $6 million in cash. Combined with the $4 million raised at the end of 2008, Boxee just hit eight figures to put the screws to the television status quo. General Catalyst leads the round with participation by Boxee’s previous investors Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.
It’s a big round in this environment for a pre-revenue startup, an indicator of Boxee’s disruptive potential and solid traction thus far. But more interesting to the Boxee developer is how the money intends to be spent. Boxee CEO Avner Ronen details the goodies in store for the dev community:
Attracting more developers – While we have an App Store on Boxee, we know it needs some love. For Developers, we know it needs to be easier to develop and monetize apps. For users, we’re going to make it easier to find apps on Boxee. Last but not least we’re going to extend the APIs so everyone can do more with Boxee.
Sounds like some great stuff soon to be unlocked for us developers, undoubtedly soon to debut in Gonzee apps.