Thursday, July 24, 2008

Facebook Drops $250K on Boston's LuckyCal

Earlier this week, someone turned me on to LuckyCal, a Boston-based service in beta that helps you connect with friends or business contacts while you're traveling... and suggests events you might be interested in. Sanjay Vakil, previously co-founder of PatientKeeper, is LuckyCal's founder.

One example is that your favorite band happens to be playing a gig in a city you happen to be visiting on vacation, and LuckyCal lets you know. Or your college roommate is visiting your city on business. LuckyCal uses your calendar to figure out where you are, what you're doing, and offer some visibility into what your contacts are up to, with your permission. Today, they just announced a $250,000 grant from Facebook's fbFund.

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