Lady Gaga’s new startup/social network Backplane has raised $4.5 million from a number of investors, BetaBeat is reporting. The funding is coming from Sequoia Capital, Greylock Discovery Fund, Battery Ventures, Formation 8, and Advance/Newhouse Investment Partnership. The funding will be used to “woo” top tier talent, and will be joined by a new round of funding Series B “rather quickly”.

[Source: BetaBeat]