LA Startup Weekend Spawns Funding For Zaarly

Zaarly, a new startup looking to provide a way to connect buyers and sellers of items via a real-time exchange, has spawned out of LA Startup Weekend, the startup launch event held at Santa Monica coworking space Coloft last month. The firm--which took first place at the event--has just raised $1M from Ashton Kutcher, Naval Ravikant, Paul Buchheit, and other angel investors. The firm is set to launch at SXSW this week. Zaarly is based out of Seattle, and is headed by Eric Koester. More information »