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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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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