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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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