It appears they may have. News broke by way of Ian Andrew Bell’s tweet, where he pointed to documents at the SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) showing one David Blumberg of Blumberg Capital, on a notice of exempt offering of securities. The amount offered? $1.9 million in equity.
TechCrunch also covered the story, but noted Hootsuite continues to face competition from Seesmic, Tweetdeck and others.
Still, quite a coup for a Vancouver firm. But as @ianb says, where were the local VCs in all this? At this point, out in the cold, cold Vancouver rain.