Livestar is a mobile app that lets you get recommendations quickly and easily from critics, friends and people with the same taste as you. Currently Livestar provides recommendations for restaurants, movies, music and apps, with more categories coming soon.
Livestar is founded by former Microsoft executive and investor Fritz Lanman, whose angel investments include Square and Pinterest, and its engineering team is comprised of primarily of former Amazon engineers. It is backed by world class investors in Silicon Valley, Seattle, LA and New York, including: SV Angel, Allen and Co, Betaworks, Paul Buchheit, Mitch Kapor, The Chernin Group, William Morris Endeavor, Hank Vigil, Ray Ozzie, Hadi and Ali Partovi, Matt Mullenweg, Morado Ventures and others.
Funding Rounds (2) - $2MUpdate
|Dec 8, 2015||Venture Beat - Pinterest acquires teams from The Hunt and Pext to boost its ad and commerce offerings|
|Dec 8, 2015||Fortune - Pinterest Acquires Talent From Two Startups to Expand Engineering Team|
|Jun 2, 2015||Wired News - These Sci-Fi Earbuds Put a Volume Knob on the Real World|
|Apr 3, 2015||TechCrunch - Pinterest Acquires Team From Hike Labs, Including Google Reader, Blogger Veteran Jason Shellen|
|Apr 3, 2015||ZD Net - Pinterest acqui-hires mobile publishing startup Hike Labs|
|Jul 30, 2014||TechCrunch - Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, The Pinterest For Creatives|
|Jul 30, 2014||The Next Web - Pinterest Acquires and Discontinues Icebergs|
|Apr 3, 2014||TechCrunch - GemShare Brings Simple, Word-Of-Mouth Recommendations To The iPhone|
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