Spire.com raises $9 million

Spire.com, billed as “the leading social resource for affluent people” has taken $9 million Series A in a round that included Hearst Corporation, Trident Capital, TL Ventures and several private investors.

As part of the funding announcement, Spire.com has announced the acquisition of London-based Suzanne’s Files, a site that offers a source of vetted content for high net worth individuals. Suzanne’s Files delivers Spire.com a targeted member base of 55,000 highly affluent individuals with an average income of $250,000 and assets in excess of $1 million.

The funding will be used as working capital to support the execution and expansion of Spire.com.