Funding roundup - week ending 03/04/11

Four seed, four early, and four late-stage companies raise $106.6 million

Technology trends and news by Ronny Kerr
March 4, 2011
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Attachments.me, a service that organizes all your email attachments, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from the Foundry Group.

Social gaming startup Funium raised an angel investment of $1.2 million from Family Odyssey and FamilyLink.


Mobile Q&A app Opinionaided raised $1 million in an over-subscribed round of seed funding from General Catalyst, SoftBank Capital, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, along with several angels.

ZIO Studios
, a Latin American animation and gaming startup, raised $1.3 million, its first institutional funding round.

Early stage

Bulk SMS service Clickatell secured $12 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital and DAG Ventures.

Glue Networks, an enterprise-grade cloud networking service provider aiming to solve problems arising from an increasingly stay-at-home workforce, closed a $4.5 million Series A round of funding led by Keiretsu Forum, San Joaquin Angels, Sierra Angels, Sacramento Angels, Sand Hill Angels,and Harvard Angels.

MaxPoint Interactive, provider of targeting technology for online advertisers, secured $8 million in funding led by Madrona Venture Group.

Social advertising startup MyLkes raised a $5.6 million Series A financing round led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Lightspeed Partners and Metamorphic Ventures.

Late stage

Lithium ion battery developer Amprius secured a $25 million round of funding led by  IPV Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Qian Neng Fund, along with existing investors Trident Capital, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Eric Schmidt, and Stanford University.

Boxee, creator of a box that streams videos from the Internet to your TV, closed a $16.5 million third round of financing from new investors Pitango Venture Capital and Softbank, with participation by prior investor General Catalyst and others.

Guardian Analytics, provider of online banking security, announced Tuesday that it has secured $11 million in Series D funding from new contributor Split Rock Partners and existing investors Foundation Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures

MyBuys, provider of personalization for multi-channel retailers, direct brands, and digital agencies, closed a $20 million Series C round led by Rho Ventures.

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