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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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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