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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 12, 2014

Have you ever wanted to send flowers to someone “just because”? A new company in northern California called BloomThat offers handwritten notes and flower delivery by bicycle in less than 90 minutes. Think of it like Uber for flowers. BloomThat recently raised a $2 million seed funding round as it aims to expand beyond the San Francisco area. BloomThat’s co-founder, Matthew Schwab, said he thought the process for sending flowers was too complicated, expensive and inconsistent. Schwab thought the process was SO bad, in fact, that people would only send flowers on special occasions – or when they messed up and needed to say they were sorry. Schwab and the team at BloomThat aimed to create an experience so simple and enjoyable that you’d be compelled to send flowers far more often. BloomThat’s freshly-cut bouquets – primarily featuring a garden aesthetic – typically cost between $35 and $60, without an additional delivery surcharge. While only available in California for now, BloomThat is headed to more areas in the coming months.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.