Gone, a San Francisco, CA-based on-demand selling app, raised $1m in funding.
Backers included Techstars Ventures, MasterCard, Silicon Valley Bank, Cygnus Capital, NXTP Labs, Grooveshark Co-Founder Andres Barreto, Uber Founding CTO Oscar Salazar, former eBay executive Larry Illg, and early Groupon employees.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its concierge service to New York, Boston, and Seattle, where early VIP access is available by signing up through each city’s landing page.
Led by Nicolas Bayerque, Co-Founder, Gone provides an on-demand selling app where users can sell their stuff. The company has launched its SMS service, which allows users to text to talk to a human being in real time about what they want to sell. Users can send a text to 415-980-4663 (Gone) with a description or a picture of the item to a Gone assistant, who will guide them and send an offer, and, if accepted, will arrange a pickup.
The app is available for free on iOS.