Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Matrix Partners Invests In Stealth Start-up Four Interactive

Matrix Partners is making investments and news by the day. After investing $7 mn in Seventymm.com, an online DVD rental company and $5.5 mn in Moods Hospitality, owner of the Yo! China brand of Chinese food outlets, the $ 150 mn cross-sector fund has bought an undisclosed stake in Bangalore-based stealth mode start-up Four Interactive. As per the company website, Four Interactive is “building easy to use services which lie at the intersection of mobile, content and web”. Four Interactive has been founded by ex-Microsoft execs Kiran Konduri and Shriram Adukoorie. Kiran Konduri was the founder of Zephyr Software, later acquired by Infospace. Shriram Adukoorie is the former country head for MSN India and South Asia.

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