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Social Gifting Startup Wrapp Raises $15 Million

Wrapp, the mobile app that allows users to send and receive digital gift cards via their smartphones, announced on Thursday it had raised $15 million in its Series B venture round. Participation in the round included existing contributors Greylock Partners, Atomico and Creandum, as well as new investors American Express, Qualcomm Ventures and SEB Private Equity. Wrapp CEO Hjalmar Winbladh told AllThingsD that the company plans to use the new funds to continue expansion, including staffing up its San Francisco office.


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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