Extole, the developer of a social advocacy platform, said on Thursday it has raised $7.6 million in a new round of funding. Participants included previous backers Shasta Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Trident Capital. Extole, which now has raised $29.6 million since its inception, said it will use the new funding to fuel growth and accelerate product and platform investments. The company’s platform is designed to help brands engage consumers across websites, email and social networks like Facebook. Its customers include T-Mobile, Shutterfly, Redbox, Travel Channel, Zazzle, kate spade new york, SkyMall and Seamless. Read more.