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MobiCart bags £100k from ex-Google director who also joins as Chairman

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MobiCart, the free service that lets users build a native storefront for Apple’s iOS, has announced that ex-Google European Director of Online Sales and Operations, Stephen Lusty, has invested £100k in the UK startup in addition to joining as Chairman.

The company had previously scored $500,000 in a seed funding round in March this year led by the UK’s Finance for Business North East Angel Fund

Lusty, who currently runs his own startup-focused investment vehicle, left Google in 2010. Prior to his time at the search giant’s European operations, he has held various positions including General Manager of Flextronics Design Service in Europe and VP of Engineering at Nortel Networks.

Currently for iPhone and iPod touch-only, MobiCart says it will add iPad and Android support for its headline-grabbing free store-front builder in July along with a HTML5 web app version.