BrightContext Raises $1.74 Million

Arlington, VA based BrightContext has just announced their raise of $1.74 Million in new funding.  The company is in the social television space and is providing a service that makes it easier for television companies to implement elastic massively interactive programming with the goal of enabling viewers to interact with one another in real time.  You can read more about how it works here.

According to co-founder John Funge, this funding round was lead by the team from Southern Capitol Ventures.  David Jones from Southern Capitol Ventures will be joining the board.  Others participating in the round included Virginia’s CIT Gap Fund, the founders of comScore, Bobby Yazdani.

John Funge and Leo Scott co-founded Clara Vista  (acquired by CMGI) and Pickle.com (acquired by Scripps Networks).