Social Commerce Site Tapiture Raises $2.25M In Seed Funding

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Tapiture , a site where users can share content and buy related products, is announcing that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding.

That amount consists of $1.25 million in new capital, as well as a $1 million convertible note from last year. The funding was led by JUMP Investors, with participation from Barry Sternlicht, Herb Simon, Brad Keywell (Lightbank), Brian Lee, Sam Bakhshandehpour, Dave Leyrer (Boulevard Capital), Happy Walters, Hilary Swank (yes, thatHilary Swank), Dwight Howard, and Amar’e Stoudemire. Jump’s Randall Kaplan, who was also the co-founder of Akamai, is joining the board of directors.

When I first wrote about Tapiture in 2012, it was a “Pinterest for Men” site launched by Resignation Media, the company behind humor site theCHIVE. Since then, however, Tapiture has spun out as an independent company, and it’s not just aimed at men anymore (a point that was emphasized…

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