TechForward Grabs Funding

Los Angeles-based TechForward, a provider of guaranteed buyback plans for consumer electrics, has quietly raised $800,000 in additional funding, according to a regulatory filing. Details of the funding have not been released. TechForward has previously raised funding from New Enterprise Associations and First Round Capital, and was founded by jade Van Doren. TechForward operates a service--distributed via retailers such as CompUSA and TigerDirect--which allows consumers to "lock in" a trade in price for their electrics hardware at the time of purchase. More information »