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Websitelivrada.com
Twitter@livrada
CategorySoftware
Employees6
Founded2012
DescriptionTitle specific e-book giftcards

Offices

Headquarters
CA, USA
Pasadena, USA

People

Co-founder, Chairman
Board of Directors & Co-Founder

Funding

TOTAL $1.41M
FUNDING TOTAL $1.41M
Partial Close, 10/2012
$411k
Seed, 2/2013
Ingram Digital Ventures
$1M

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Livrada

Making e-book gifting personal

Livrada was founded to make e-book gifting more personal. For centuries, people have given books to each other. Books are the perfect gift; meaningful and personal, a book reflects the thought that the gift-giver put into the purchase.

We created Livrada title-based e-book gift cards (US Patent pending) to recapture this experience. We want to reintroduce a personal touch into the world of digital media, starting with e-books.

What is a Livrada e-book card?

A Livrada e-book card is a (physical) gift card, sold at retail, that represents a specific e-book title (e.g., The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ). Each card is beautifully designed with the book cover art and also includes a description, much like a traditional book jacket. The card allows the holder to redeem and download the specific e-book onto their e-reader device. At launch, this includes all Kindle and NOOK devices. The plan is to expand to other e-readers soon.

The Company

Livrada, Inc., based in Southern California, was formed in January 2012 by an experienced team of entrepreneurs with deep business and technology backgrounds.

Our team consists of experienced executives from the digital media, wireless, pre-paid, payments, and e-commerce industries. We’ve spent time at world-class companies like Virgin Mobile USA, Warner Music Group, McKinsey & Co., Deloitte, and Lexis-Nexis, as well as a number of scrappy start-ups.

We are lovers of technology who happen to believe that the off-line “real world” offers experiences that cannot be replicated in digital. We think Livrada e-book gift cards are a great way to start.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Livrada received $1M in Seed funding. (2/11/13)
    Posted 2/11/13 at 7:32pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Livrada received $411k in Partial Close funding. (10/23/12)
    Posted 7/12/13 at 5:48am via sec.gov
  • Check
    Livrada added Richard Kang as Board of Directors & Co-Founder. (1/1/12)
    Posted 9/12/12 at 3:35pm
  • Check
    Livrada added John Tantum as Co-founder, Chairman. (1/1/12)
    Posted 5/3/13 at 7:24am

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Above: Livrada e-book gift cards
Uploaded: 10/4/12

Sources

  1. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  2. Ingram’s Investment Arm Leads $1M Funding For E-Book Gifting And Marketing Startup Livrada (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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