Posterous, the popular quick blogging platform, has raised $4.4 million in additional funding, CEO Sachin Agarwal tells us. The site — which is likely best known for letting users blog simply by e-mailing text, photos, or files to a default Posterous account — has grand ambitions for its service; it says it “wants to become synonymous with ‘posting,’ just like Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is synonymous with ‘search.’”
The startup had previously raised two angel rounds, including $725,000 in December 2008, from investors including former Zimbra CEO Satish Dharmaraj (now a Redpoint partner) and former Netscape CEO Eric Hahn. Last June, it purchased Slinkset, a startup which makes it easy for users to set up Digg-like social news sites.
The new cash comes from Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, SV Angel, Founder Collective, Lowercase Capital, XG Ventures among others. The cash — which brings the company’s total funding on par with that of arch-rival Tumblr — will be used to fund expansion.