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CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million in Series B Round

CouchSurfing, the social network for travelers seeking crash pads and hospitality, announced the closing of a new round of funding on Wednesday, securing $15 million. The second round of institutional financing was led by General Catalyst Partners, with contributions from Menlo Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Omidyar Network. The company, now up to five million users, will use the injection of funds to expand its engineering resources and further its mobile platform.


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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