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Lightbank invests in San Francisco startup Qwiki

Lightbank, the Chicago investment firm run by Groupon backers Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, has invested $1 million in Qwiki, a San Francisco, Calif.-based startup. Get the full story »

‘Where I’ve Been’ gets funding from Lightbank

Tribune staff report | The Chicago-based social travel network Where I’ve Been has received $750,000 in additional funding from Lightbank, the investment fund created by Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. Where I’ve Been 

hopes to use the money to expand its user base. On Facebook, Where I’ve Been is a very popular application; it currently has 1,034,601 monthly active users on the social network. “Where I’ve Been exemplifies our strategy of identifying innovative and disruptive business models,” said Lefkofsky in a statement released by Where I’ve Been. “With its rich user data including travel intentions and high user engagement, Where I’ve Been has enormous potential to change the landscape of the travel industry.”

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