Peerlyst raises $3M to build out social net and application for IT pros

Gigaom

Peerlyst, a startup that’s building a social network and community site targeted at IT pros, now has $3 million in a funding round led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Illuminate Ventures to build out that vision.

The idea is to give IT pros — starting with security specialists — a place to collaborate and help each other and to find content and community relevant to their needs, said Peerlyst founder and CEO Limor Elbaz (pictured above).

Now in beta, Peerlyst is sort of a combo of LinkedIn(s lnkd), Yelp(s yelp) and Quora that aims to help chief information security officers (CISOs) or security admins who have a problem and are looking for products and services to solve it. They want more than specs; they’d love to hear what their peers think of the options.

« There aren’t a lot of places for security pros to collaborate — they can read tech magazines and…

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