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Tango Card grabs $3.3M, looks to expand rewards platform

Seattle startup Tango Card has scooped up $3.3 million in venture financing, new capital that it will use to expand its rewards platform and build on its team of 26 employees. Existing investors such as Allegro Venture Partners, Floodgate, Swan, Western Technology Investment and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors participated in the round. Total financing… Read More

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Tango Card raises $4.1M to shake up the gift card market

Tango Card, the Seattle startup that’s looking to upend the gift card industry, has pulled in an additional $4.1 million in financing. The deal was led by Allegro Venture Partners, with Floodgate, Swan, Western Technology Investment and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors also participating. Led by entrepreneur and former FiberTower executive David Leeds, Tango Card is a… Read More

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Google’s Eric Schmidt backs gift card operator Tango Card

Tango Card, a Seattle gift card startup, has reeled in $1.8 million in cash from Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Western Technology Investment. That follows $2.1 million which flowed into the company last year. In addition to the new cash, Tango Card announced that former Westpac general manager of technology and Boeing Joint Strike Fighter IT director… Read More

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Geek of the Week: Christian Hansson, Tango Card CTO

Christian Hansson’s official title is chief technology officer at Tango Card, but he prefers to go by Chief Geek. The Seattle company offers an alternative form of gift cards, allowing people to use them at a variety of stores, donate to non-profits, and redeem their balances for cash. But what truly sealed his status as… Read More

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Tango Card rings up $1 million, partners with Bing

Tango Card, the Seattle gift card operator, has raised an additional $1 million in equity and debt financing led by Western Technology Investments, GeekWire has learned. The money follows a $1.1 million round that the company closed earlier this year. In addition to the cash, Tango Card has entered into a new deal with Microsoft… Read More

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San Francisco entrepreneur finds a home in Seattle, raises $1 million for Tango Card

As a co-founder of San Francisco telecommunications company FiberTower, David Leeds was responsible for raising hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital. Now, the 42-year-old entrepreneur is keeping things lean with his latest startup, which happens to be rooted in Seattle. Tango Card has landed $1 million in startup financing, primarily from Leeds’ old… Read More