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Online Yard Sale Yardsellr Gets Funding

Yardsellr -- which is billed as a place to buy and sell items within a network of friends -- has raised $5 million, reports Vator News. The Series A round of funding was led by Accel Partners, with participation from former backer Harrison Metal Capital.

"On Yardsellr, which users can only access via Facebook Connect, sellers present their wares in terms of 'blocks,' in the physical, neighborhood yard sale sense of the word," Vator News explains. "Except, the way it looks, blocks seem to function just like categories on Craigslist or eBay." For example, there are blocks for "Art," "Books," and "America." Harrison Metal previously contributed $750,000 in seed funding to Yarsellr. Its other investments include CafePress, ModCloth and Plastic Jungle. Notes Vator: "A few Harrison-funded startups have been acquired by major tech companies like Google (Aardvark, AdMob, DocVerse), Twitter (Mixer Labs), and Yahoo (Xoopit)."

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