Remarkable. Two points make a trend, so now with both Flock having received venture money, as well as the newly-announced venture financing of Maxthon, we have officially cycled all the way back to 1996.
Charles River Ventures (CRV) today announced that it has led an investment in Beijing-based Maxthon, the originators of the Maxthon Browser, which has been downloaded more than 55 million times since 2003. CRV joins early investors Morten Lund, a seed investor in Skype, and WI Harper in providing Maxthon with funds to further fuel the companyâ€™s already rapid growth.
More seriously, this is an interesting and ballsy platform move by Charles River Ventures. I’ll get into it more later.