San Francisco – Mobeam, a San Francisco-based developer of communications technology that allows mobile phones to interact with laser scanners at retail checkouts, said on Monday it has added another $1.5 million to its first round of funding, closing the round at $6.4 million.

DFJ Athena, a Korea-focused venture fund affiliated with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and previous backer and board chairman Ben DuPont participated.

The company originally announced $4.9 million in October from yet2Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Mitsui, as well as other independent investors.

Mobeam then ended the year by announcing a partnering with Procter & Gamble to bring the first-ever fully mobile couponing system to market. The project will make electronic coupons presented on a mobile device scannable, so shoppers will need only their device, instead of paper coupons.

This article was also published in Bay Area Tech Wire.

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