Funding roundup - week ending 02/11/11

Ronny Kerr · February 11, 2011 · Short URL:



SwipeGood, a for-profit business that enables people to donate to charity with every purchase, raised $500,000 in new funding from Bebo co-founder Michael Birch, Start Fund (the new Yuri Milner and SV Angel partnership) and more.


Online farmer's market Abe's Market secured a $3.4 million Series A round of funding led by Accel Partners, with help from existing investors Index Ventures, as well as several angels.


Bubbli, a new stealth startup with some obscurely massive ambitions to change the way we use photos on mobile devices, has raised around $2 million in a funding round led by August Capital

Docufide, a SaaS solution for helping academic institutions process transcriptions, raised a $4.5 million Series A round of funding led by Matthew L. Pittinsky, Blackboard's co-founder and former CEO and Executive Chairman.

One Kings Lane, a private online shopping site for premium home décor and designers, raised $23 million in Series B financing, co-led by existing investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and new investor Greylock Partners.

Social gaming network Raptr has raised a $15 million Series B round of funding led by DAG Ventures with participation from new investor Tenaya Capital and existing investor Accel Partners.


SocialGO, a service that enables anyone to build an internal social network, raised $2.2 million to launch the second version of its community-building service. The company previously raised $800,000 from Veddis Ventures.

Socialware, a self-described social middleware platform, secured $3 million in additional funding from existing investors, including FLOODGATE, G-51 Capital and Silverton Partners. 

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Raptr is a Silicon Valley based startup that has built a revolutionary social games platform to change the way people play and discover games they like and share their gaming experiences with friends. Raptr makes gaming more fun and social by automatically sharing your gaming achievements and stats with friends while putting an end to the frustrating process of finding and downloading game patches and updates.

Acting as a "Windows Update for games," the Raptr client keeps your games up to date seamlessly using background downloads and a lightweight interface. Raptr automatically tracks your gaming stats and achievements and shares them with your friends. With Raptr, you can see what your friends are playing, what they've recently downloaded, and how they're doing in those games. Raptr also enables you to receive recommendations for new games you might like or meet players who share similar gaming tastes. Raptr is the home for your gaming life.

Founded in 2007 by Xfire co-founder and world champion gamer Dennis Fong, Raptr is backed by several million dollars in funding from an all-star group of investors.