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CashStar Raises $5 Million in Venture Funding

Digital gifting platform CashStar announced Wednesday it raised $5 million in venture capital, the company’s fourth round of fundraising since its founding in 2007. The round includes investment from Intel Capital, FTV Capital, Passport Capital, as well as CashStar co-founder Steven Boal. Including Wednesday’s announcement, the company has raised upward of $26 million in funds to date.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work