Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M


Pointy​,​ ​an Irish start​ ​startup​ ​that​ lets ​local​ ​retailers put their stock online so that they can be discovered via search engines, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round is being led by Frontline Ventures, alongside Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Draper Associates and a number of notable angel investors.

The latter includes Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress, Lars Rasmussen, co-founder of Google Maps, Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of Transferwise, and Michael Birch, co-founder of Bebo. The company previously raised $1.2 million in seed funding from LocalGlobe, Frontline, and Seedcamp.

Founded by Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby — both of whom have decent startup pedigree, including Cummins co-founding Plink, a visual search engine…

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