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Singaporean shopping app Elephanti attempts to bridge the growing gap between online and offline by connecting the online shopper with the brick-and-mortar retailer. The location-based app pinpoints local stores that sell buyers' desired items and even works to find the deals. Elephanti is currently focused on serving the San Francisco area, collecting data directly from the city's merchants. But now that it has recently raised $4.5 million in seed funding from LMJ Holdings, it's likely that the app will populate its databases for other cities — which should at least help this Elephanti user actually find a mop in LA. [TechCrunch]