Lifecrowd Raises $5 Million From Groupon Founders for Social Activities Site

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Lifecrowd has raised $5 million in a first round of funding to build a site where users can discover social activities, ranging from wine tastings to dodgeball. Participating investors include Lightbank (started by Groupon founders Eric Lefkosky and Brad Keywell), Bullpen Capital, Baroda Ventures, Prism VentureWorks and MuckerLab, an accelerator program. The site is live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

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