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The Bouqs Nabs $1.1 Million to Ship Flowers From a Volcano to Your Door

Venice, California-based The Bouqs Company has raised $1.1 million for its online flower-delivery service, which sells 40 types of bouquets for $40 each, including shipping. The company says its flowers are grown in South America alongside a volcano, cut only when a customer places an order, and shipped directly to customers — circumventing wholesalers and flower shops along the way. The round was led by Quest Venture Partners and Siemer Ventures, with participation from Bonobos co-founders Andy Dunn and Brian Spaly and former Microsoft CMO Mich Mathews.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald