Miami’s LiveNinja Raises an Additional $500K

March 31, 2014

5:25 pm

Miami’s video chat marketplace, LiveNinja, today announced that they have received an additional $500K in funding. This announcement comes on the heels of their launch of the Katana platform, which we reported last week.

LiveNinja announced the funding news at today’s Startup City Miami event. The funding was provided by local, undisclosed angel investors, bringing the startup’s funding total to over $1M.

LiveNation announces funding at Startup City Miami.

LiveNinja announces funding at Startup City Miami.

With Katana, LiveNinja is focusing on the customer online shopping experience, using video, audio, and text chat to replicate the in-store shopping experience. This focus is aimed at helping the company compete against other companies, like Google, who are offering similar platforms.

Check out a demo of Katana here.



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Meg Rayford is a communications consultant based in Northern Virginia. She previously spent two years as the Director of Public Relations for a nonprofit startup, where she learned a lot about providing clean water for impoverished countries, even within the confines of a bootstrapped startup. She is the editor of Tech Cocktail, and she develops media strategies for companies in Washington, DC and Virginia. You can read her most recent work in the marketing chapter of the upcoming book, "Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership," which will be published in Spring 2014 by Springer Publishing. Follow her @megkrayford.

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