Benchmark Leads Investment in Online Stationery Site Minted

Online stationery store Minted has secured $5.5 million in a second round of venture funding today. The round was led by Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital, with IDG Ventures and Menlo Ventures, Marissa Mayer of Google and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp also participating. The capital will be used for recruiting and for new product lines. Minted is focused on printing custom greeting cards, wedding cards and other paper products, sourced from a community of independent graphic designers.


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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.”

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