Online textbook platform Bookrenter received $40 million in Series C financing from new and existing venture partners Adams Capital Management, Comerica Bank, Focus Ventures, Lighthouse Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and Storm Ventures.
The worldwide transaction value of mobile payments, which reached $162 billion last year, will total $984 billion by 2014, according to a forecast from Yankee Group, an IT research and analysis company.
Mint.com launched a new upgrade for its "Get out of debt" Goal feature, which allows users to create concrete payment plans for eliminating credit card and loan debt.
SeatGeek, a ticket search site for sport, concert and theater events, raised a strategic investment from celebrity-turned-angel Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary through their investment fund A-Grade Investments.
Social media management platform Sprout Social, completed $10 million in Series B venture funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).