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Payments Startup Balanced Raises $2 Million

Balanced, a startup that focuses on bringing payments systems to network-based companies like Airbnb and Kickstarter, announced Tuesday that it raised $2 million in venture capital. Andreessen Horowitz participated in the round, along with CollabFund and a number of current and former Facebook employees. The ten-person startup had already raised $1.4 million in funds from Ashton Kutcher, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, among others.


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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