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Crowdsourcing Ad Maker Poptent Raises $5.5 Million From MK Capital

Poptent, which produces video advertising by farming out assignments to a network of 50,000 semi-pro producers, has raised a $5.5 million round led by MK Capital. The VC also led Poptent’s $3 million round in 2010; the company says it has paid out $5 million to its contributors since 2008.


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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