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Bump Taps Into New Funding, Adds Andreessen, McAdoo to Board

Mobile social firm Bump announced on Monday night that it has landed $16 million in Series B funding from investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia. WIth the new investment, Marc Andreessen will be joining the board of Bump as will Greg McAdoo from Sequoia.

In a blog post, co-founder David Lieb said the 15-person company now has more than 25 million users for its mobile-to-mobile information-sharing service, which runs on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. “This round of financing solidifies our priorities to build a world-class engineering and product organization here in Silicon Valley,” Lieb said.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus