Ownlocal scores funds to get small firms online

In a world of ubiquitous WiFi, smartphones and Twitter addiction, it’s easy for the hyper-connected elite to forget that there’s a vast number of people and services that aren’t online.

Even in high-tech countries, get outside of the big cities and you’ll find loads of small businesses that exist in the gray area just off the web.

That’s precisely the target market for Ownlocal – a Y Combinator graduate which is today announcing a new round of investment from a string of investors including the Knight Enterprise Fund, Automattic, the makers of WordPress, and a number of prominent angels.

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