Jeffrey D. Allen’s KLOUT score has been as high as 60
Re/code first reported last month that Lithium and Klout, which scores influence on social networks, were nearing a deal.
Lithium, which is expected to make its initial public offering later this year, announced in September 2013 that it had raised $50 million in “pre-IPO mezzanine financing” to develop its tech platform and expand its sales and marketing. This brought its total raised to $142 million.
Klout has raised more than $40 million in funding from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mayfield Fund, ff Venture Capital, Microsoft, and CrunchFund (which, like TechCrunch, was founded by Michael Arrington).
Last month, the company revamped its site with tools meant to help people improve their scores by posting more engaging content on their social…
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