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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik