Funding Roundup

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Funding roundup - week ending 04/26/13

Zooz, Bookshout, Dynamic Yield, Eventbrite, Chirpify, Moonfrye, PresenceLearning all raised money

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
April 26, 2013 | Comments
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Seed-stage

Pict, a “shoppable photo” technology platform, raised $1.4 million in seed funding from Lowercase Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Steven Alan, Opus Capital, AngelPad, 500 Startups, Gary Vaynerchuk, Scott Belsky, and Seth Berman.

Social music app Just Sing It raised $1 million in funding from Tribeca Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, m8 Capital, Eniac Ventures, Dennis Phelps of Institutional Venture Partners, and Bob Geiman of Redwood Technology Ventures.

Social betting platform BuddyBet received $3 million in seed funding. The funding came from private investors.

 

Fiz, a U.K.-based “social discovery app closed a seed round totalling £200,000 ($305,000) from the company’s two co-founders, David and Sarah Hughes, as well as former Expedia VP of emerging markets Murad Hajeebhoy, and an unnamed “high net worth individual” who is said to have a background in the travel industry.

Sush.io, a dashboard that tracks online/SaaS expenditures, raised $325,000 in seed funding led by France-based Kima Ventures. Jacques-Antoine Granjon, 50 Partners, and Jonathan Zisermann also participated in the round.

Moonfrye, a crafting/DIY site for parents, raised $2.5 million in funding led by GRP Partners with participation from Greycroft, Daher Capital, and Google Ventures.

 

Singapore-based clean-tech company Gcorelab received S$589,000 ($482,000 million) in funding from Red Dot Ventures.

Seelio, a portfolio network for students, closed a seed round of $900,000 from First Step Fund, Michigan Pre-Seed Fund, and David Fry. Robert Dowdell, Steve Fireng and Lorne Zalesin also participated, along with the founders of Underground Printing, Juggernaut LLC, and RevolveMobile.

Conscious Company, a monthly sample box delivery service, closed a $400,000 seed round led by Birchmere Ventures and an undisclosed angel investor. 

KelDoc, a French startup that books doctor and dentist appointments online, has raised €700,000 ($913,010) in funding from Alven Capital.


Early-stage

Payment platform ZooZ raised $2 million in a Series A round led by XSeed Capital, with help from existing investors lool ventures and Rhodium.

Chirpify, a platform for in-stream commerce on social media, raised a $2 million Series A round of financing from  Voyager Capital.

Mobile recruitment company Assured Labor closed a $5.5 million funding round led by Capital Indigo, with existing investors Great Oaks Venture Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Kima Ventures, Enzyme Venture Capital, Fabrice Grinda and Jose Marin.

Enterprise SaaS company VoloMetrix raised $3.3 million in a Series A financing round led by Shasta Ventures. 

Infer, which delivers data-powered business apps, closed $10 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital Partnership, Sutter Hill Ventures, and influential angel investors also participating.

DailyWorth, an online community for financially minded women, added $1 million to its existing Series A round of funding. The round was led by DFJ Gotham, with participation from Gabriel Investments, 500 Startups, Robinhood Ventures, Investors’ Circle, Bullet Time Ventures, Patient Capital Collaborative, Joanne Wilson, Rebecca Saeger, Carol Chow, Diego Canoso, and Mark Censits.

Facebook ad platform Nanigans raised $5.85 million in Series A.1 funding from Avalon Ventures.

Business funding platform Upstart closed a $5.9 million Series A round from Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff, and Scott Banister.

Dynamic Yield, a developer of real-time audience personalization software, secured $2 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

 

Late-stage

Event registration and ticketing service Eventbrite raised $60 million in financing. The funding was led by Tiger Global Management, and included a new investment partner, T. Rowe Price.

Online speech and occupational therapy service PresenceLearning raised $8 million in funding, led by New Markets Venture Partners and Blue Heron Capital with participation from Birchmere Ventures, Catamount Ventures, Calvert Funds, and Allen & Company.

Enterprise PaaS company Pivotal receivedstrategic investment of approximately $105 million from General Electric.

Apps Foundry, the Indonesian company behind digital newsstand Scoop, raised SGD 3 million ($2.4 million) in Series B funding from Kompas Gramedia.

Gengo, a translation platform for global companies, closed a $12 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, along with participation from Iris Capital, Infocomm Investments, NTT-IP Fund and STC Ventures, and from returning investor Atomico.

Personal telepresence company Vidyo raised $17.1 million in a deal led by Triangle Peak Partners. Other unnamed investors were also involved.


Enterprise-class HTML5 company Gizmox closed a $7.5M round of financing led by Atlas Venture, along with existing investors Citrix, Consolidated Investment Group, Maayan Ventures and prominent individual investors.

Data platform Datalogix closed a $25 million Series B round of equity financing led by Institutional Venture Partners, joined by existing investors General Catalyst, Sequel Venture Partners and Costanoa Venture Capital.  

Digital book distribution and engagement platform Bookshout raised $6 million in Series B funding from unnamed investors.


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