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HTML5 App Platform Ludei Nabs $1.5 Million in VC, Angel Funding

HTML5 app platform Ludei has received $1.5 million in funding from a group of unnamed angel investors and two Spanish venture capital firms, Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K. The San Francisco-based company’s mission is cross-platform apps that can be developed once and easily deployed to multiple mobile, social, desktop and browser app ecosystems. Ludei CEO Eneko Knorr sold his first venture, the Spanish Web-hosting company Hostalia, to Telefonica in 2007. This is Ludei’s first funding, excluding the $3 million Knorr personally put up to found the company.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work