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2008-07-17 09:00:31

European Founder's Fund and Become.com (http://www.become.com/), the Web's fastest-growing site for comparison shopping, announced today that European Founder's Fund has made an $8 million Series D investment in Become.com. This brings the total investment in Become, Inc. to $37.2M, including a recent Series C investment from TPG for $17.5M. Become.com has been profitable since Q4 2007 and raised these rounds to facilitate aggressive growth. "This investment opens up new opportunities...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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