Copious Raises Ample First Round Totaling $5 Million

Copious has secured $5 million in a first round of funding led by Foundation Capital, with Google Ventures and Relay Ventures also participating. The San Francisco company is creating a marketplace like eBay or Craigslist, except that it connects with social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find out information about the buyers and sellers, including interests. Copious launched a year ago in beta.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus