ChargeItSpot, a Philadelphia firm that helps retailers like Staples, Nordstrom and PREIT mall tenants reach shoppers through its in-store and public-venue smartphone-charging stations, says it has raised $5.26 million from Philadelphia-based Robin Hood Ventures, a previous backer, along with prior investors SeedInvest and SoundBoard Angel Fund, among others. Statement here.

"The funding will be used to expand ChargeItSpot’s sales and client services teams and for investments in new technology to further improve its tech-enabled charging kiosks," founder Douglas Baldasare, a Wharton grad, said in a statement.
Robin Hood partner Anthony Cambeiro in the statement called ChargeItSpot "a key player in retail innovation." The company recently unveiled new kiosks that will "support its partners’ loyalty programs" with "a built-in card scanner that enables complimentary phone charging as an exclusive benefit for loyalty card members, while allowing clients to collect and append opt-in data from loyalty members." See the app here.