UsedCardboardBoxes Scores $250K From Chase

Adding to the ways that startups can help fund their ventures, a local, Santa Monica firm, has previously raised funding from Funk Ventures and the Tech Coast Angels--has scored $250,000 in a contest run by credit card issuer Chase and daily deals provider LivingSocial. received $250,000 in a grant as part of Mission: Small Business, a grant program aimed at increasing awareness of small businesses, and helping them make a positive impact on their community. was one of twelve companies receiving the grants, and were selected by a panel of experts after an online social media voting campaign. The company was one of 70,000 companies that applied for the award. takes used boxes from large US manufacturers, and then resells those boxes to other companies and consumers.