Mertado Acquired by Groupon

Mertado, a Redwood City, California-based social shopping company that lets consumers discover products for the home and kitchen, said it has been acquired by Groupon (read here).

The company, which recently closed a $2.3M Series A funding round (read here), will stop accepting new registrations on, and will stop offering products for new sales.

The site and customer service ( will shut down on February 28, 2012 and the service will be available at

Launched in April 2010 by CEO Vijay Chittoor, Mertado  was a member of the Y Combinator class of Spring 2010.



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