Liz Gannes

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Eventup Raises $1.8M for Venue Marketplace

There might not be a company more deserving of the description “an Airbnb for X” than Eventup, where X in this case is event spaces for rent. The recently launched marketplace for venues now has 3,000 listings and $1.8 million in seed funding from Lightbank, Crosscut Ventures, NEA and New World Ventures.


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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.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald