Daily Deals Alternative LocBox Raises $5.1 Million in First Round

San Francisco-based LocBox, which is developing a way to help local businesses retain and attract new customers, has raised $5.1 million in a first round of funding. Investors in the round include InterWest Partners, Google Ventures and 500Startups, with additional investments from several angels. LocBox’s platform helps businesses run marketing campaigns across email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS and Yelp from one dashboard.


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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