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Social Startup Urturn Raises $13.4 Million, Launches Mobile App

Urturn, the London-based social startup focused heavily on the music and entertainment industry, announced Wednesday that it raised $13.4 million in venture capital. The round was led by Balderton Capital, which contributed more than $10 million, with participation from Debiopharm Group. The startup also launched an iOS mobile app, and is working to incorporate more personalized actions created by select developers through Urturn’s API, currently in private beta.


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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