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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik