Buyosphere raises $325k seed round led by Real Ventures

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NextMontreal reported this morning that Montreal's Buyosphere has completed their seed financing round, raising $325k led by Real Ventures. Also involved in the round are Jesse Kaplan of Seek Capital, John Granger of Grassfed Capital, David Chamandy of Machkor Holdings and Thomas Merlin.

According to their about us page Buyosphere is where people help people shop - We connect people who know something about stuff, where to find great deals or interesting pieces with people who need to find something that is right for them, but don't know where to start.

The newly funded Buyosphere is in the process of a pivot - it was previously focused on providing a shopping and fashion-focused community with links to purchase history but without invasive cookies. The company’s pared-down mission is now providing a Q&A platform for shoppers. Co-founder (and authour) Tara Hunt calls it “a Quora for shopping.”

Buyosphere was co-founded by Hunt, Cassandra Girard and Jerome Paradis as Shwowp, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in September of 2010.

Company:
Real Ventures
Website:
http://www.realventures.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

We look for inspiring entrepreneurs who exhibit unique insight and appreciation of their target market and industry. You can be first time or seasoned. If you have passion, vision and a big opportunity we want to work with you. We’ve had our successes and failures, so we should know what you’re going through and so we look for entrepreneurs who want our input and are open to this collaborative approach. We look to... more

Company:
Buyosphere
Website:
http://www.buyosphere.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

The power of the social web to build a valuable knowledge base has been proven. For example, having access to the opinions and experience of others has forever changed the way we choose a holiday destination. Buyosphere is leveraging the social web to build a knowledge base that will change the way we choose every product on the web. Buyosphere - it's the "Quora" for shopping. more


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