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Huddle (news, site) is growing beyond its British origins as financial stability and fresh funding helps the company open up a San Francisco base.

Everybody In the Huddle

Already used by Disney, Toshiba and other major enterprises, Huddle is a cloud-based collaboration and document sharing tool to help get enterprise 2.0-enabled employees working better together and sharing ideas for a more efficient, prosperous company.

A recent funding win has seen the company expanding its horizons and it is now setting up base in San Fran, where it can make more noise on a bigger stage.

The US$ 10.2 million in venture capital comes from Matrix Partners and will help it compete against the likes of established companies in the field like Basecamp as well as Google's efforts. You can see what the chiefs have to say in the following video conversation.

What Does It Do?

Huddle offers SaaS-based collaboration with discussion among groups or individuals, documents can be created online or in your Microsoft Office apps and shared with others. Projects and tasks can be managed and assigned, while urgent conversations can be directed to the phone or web conference.

In the background, there is versioning and workflow control, all backed up with SSL protection and the options for custom branding for your enterprise. Starting at US$ 8 a month with packages for small, large or enterprise, it can be applied to small teams or across the organization, with multiple language support.

Huddle can also be accessed on mobiles, on the desktop, via Microsoft Office applications and across business social networks like LinkedIn.