• Minno Rebrands As BuySimple, Partners With SoundCloud, Raises $700K For Micropayments

    Online payment methods are old and in the way. Sure, whether or not the world will have a generally-agreed-upon payment system is up for debate, but it seems that a new era of micropayments is here — hopefully to stay. With the political and regulatory inertia around bank and credit card-related payment tools, there is room for a third party without these hangups to bring a new… Read More

  • Cloud Database Provider MongoLab Raises $3 Million From Foundry, Baseline, And Others

    MongoLab, a cloud-based database provider created by San Francisco-based ObjectLabs, announced today that it has closed a $3 million series A funding round led by Foundry Group, Baseline Ventures, GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital, David Cohen, and more. The list of investors is notable, considering that it includes several names involved in the backing of other well-known cloud… Read More

  • Claritics Raises $1.5 Million For Cloud-Based Analytics Apps

    Businesses today have the benefit of access to tons of data on their customers, what they’re buying, what their social behavior looks like, and more. The problem, though, is how best to funnel the fire hose of social data. Companies can now collect so much social data on their customers, it can be difficult to narrow it down to the most applicable, and useful, information that will… Read More

  • Pageonce Raises $15 Million, Aims To Make Your Smartphone The 'Wallet Of The Future'

    Do you like your wallet? Too bad. Pageonce, the one-stop shop for managing your financial accounts, wants to turn your smartphone into the wallet of the future. Though, the last time I checked, Apple wasn’t planning to offer the iPhone in leather. Or snakeskin. We’re still getting excited over the fact that it comes in white. But that’s not slowing down Pageonce, which allows… Read More

  • Stealth Startup Inporia Raises $1.25 Million From Ron Conway, 500 Startups And More

    Add another stealth eCommerce startup attracting pre-launch funding from eager investors to your list. That is, of course, if you have one. Last month, we covered Decide, a Seattle-based company looking to bring transparency to the online consumer shopping experience that has raised $8.5 million pre-launch. And now Inporia, a new startup that’s also currently in stealth mode, is looking… Read More

  • AppDirect Raises $3.25 Million To Create A Marketplace For Business Apps

    AppDirect, a platform that allows businesses to find, buy and manage web-based applications, has announced that it has closed a $3.25 million round of seed funding to hire engineering talent and expand its network overseas. The round was led by iNovia Capital with Stingray Digital contributing. You probably haven’t heard of AppDirect yet, but it’s an interesting business. AppDirect… Read More

  • Visible Measures Raises $7.7 Million For Online Video Engagement Solution

    Visible Measures, a third-party online media measurement solution for advertisers and publishers, has secured $7.7 million in an open-ended financing round, according to an SEC filing. We’ve learned that the round was led by DAG Ventures, with participation from Northgate Capital and General Catalyst Partners. The newest round brings the company’s total funding to $37 million. Read More

  • Crisp Media Raises $6 Million From Intel And Others To Take Its Rich Media Platform Global

    Crisp Media, a cross-platform rich media advertising company, today announced that it has raised a $6 million round of growth capital from Meritage Funds, Intel Capital, and EDBI. The round brings Crisp’s total investment to $17 million. VP of Marketing Tom Limongello says that Crisp will use its new funding to expand into international markets, specifically Asia, and will be establishing… Read More

  • Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names

    Kevin Rose has completed a hefty $1.5 million angel round for his new mobile development lab, which we first reported in March, Milk. Rose went for the more-is-more approach, pulling in a wide-syndicate of Valley elites, including TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington. Other angels include Ron Conway, Tim Ferriss, Dave Morin, Philip Rosedale, Evan Williams, Shervin Pishevar, Joshua… Read More

  • No Coupons Here, Just Cash: Groupon Files For Another $6 Million

    Groupon has a fever, and the only prescription is more funding. According to this SEC form, the daily deal giant has received yet another infusion of capital, this time at just over $6 million. This comes on the heels of Groupon’s recent $16.2 million round as well as its unprecedented $950 million round back in January. Groupon has been a very busy company of late. Several days ago… Read More

  • Consumer Electronics Shopping Service Decide Raises $6 Million Pre-Launch

    Stealth startup Decide announced this morning that it has closed a $6 million series B round of funding. The series B round was led by Maveron, Madrona Venture Group, Google founding board member Ram Shriram, and former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford. Maveron’s Dan Levitan and former Farecast CEO Hugh Crean will be joining Decide’s board of directors. Decide adds to the $2.5 million… Read More

  • Vokle Raises $767K For Its Live Video Conferencing Platform

    Vokle, a web-based video communication platform, announced today that it has closed a $767K round of seed funding. The round was led by Tech Coast Angels, Sierra Angels, Grammy-nominated singer Imogen Heap, Rafe Furst, and various private investors. The round was the second part of a $200K angel investment the startup closed at the end of last year (led by the same investors), and adds to… Read More

  • Yotpo Raises $800K For Its Opinion Aggregation Engine

    Tel Aviv-based Yotpo announced today that it has raised $800K in seed funding. The funding was led by 2B Angels and PLUS Ventures, two early stage Israeli investment firms focused on communications and new media. According to Yotpo Co-founder Tomer Tagrin, the startup will use the funding to expand its user base, ramp up hiring, and position itself for launch later this year. So what is Yotpo? Read More

  • Crowd-Sourced Design Startup Chirply Raises $1.1 Million, Launches Redesign

    Chirply, the crowd-sourced and crowd-curated design community for paper goods, today announced that it has closed a $1.1 million series A round of investment. The round was led by a host of top angels and investment firms, including Netflix founder Marc Randolph, Sling Media’s Blake Krikorian, Keith Rabois of Square, Ash Patel of Yahoo, Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Y Combinator, and… Read More

  • Free Electronic Medical Records Service Practice Fusion Raises $23 Million

    Practice Fusion, a web-based electronic medical records and healthcare community, announced this morning that it has closed an impressive $23 million series B round of funding. The round was led by Founders Fund, with participation from Artis Capital Management and Glynn Capital Management, as well as returning investors Morgenthaler Ventures and Felicis Ventures. The healthcare community adds… Read More

  • Sundrop Mobile Raises $900K, Offers Mobile Loyalty Solution To Daily Deal Merchants

    In a recent post about Groupon’s multi-billion dollar valuation and revenue estimates, colleague Erick Schonfeld talked about how creating repeat, loyal customers (and not just deal-happy coupon clippers) is essential to the daily deal site’s long-term valuation — and success. When Groupon offers 50 to 70 percent off a meal at a local pizza place, for example, the restaurant… Read More

  • Newsy Raises $1.5 Million in Series B Funding For Mobile News

    Newsy, a multisource video news service that analyzes the world’s news coverage, announced today that it has closed a $1.5 million series B round led by a St. Louis-based private equity firm. The second round adds to the $2.75 million in funding Newsy has already raised, bringing total investment to $4.25 million. The funding will be used to grow the company’s editorial, marketing… Read More

  • Digital Polling Utility CivicScience Scores $1.2 Million In Seed Funding

    Pittsburgh-based startup CivicScience, an intelligent polling utility that offers a host of audience measurement and analytics tools for publishers and advertisers, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from a group of institutional and angel investors to expand its platform partnerships and automation technology as well as ramp up its hiring efforts. The seed round’s investors… Read More

  • Hotelyo raises €1m angel round for its Vente Privée for luxury hotel deals

    Hotelyo, a “Vente Privée” for exclusive and luxurious hotels, has raised close to €1 million in an angel round. That’s pretty impressive for Italy’s standards. The company already has a turnover of around €500,000 and to-date provides offers for 14 heavily discounted luxury hotels every seven days with more expected to come on board in the next few months. Hotelyo… Read More

  • Ex-Holtzbrinck VC launches clone, secures 7 figure funding

    Although not yet live, German clone is reportedly about to launch with several million euros in the bank. Semi-publicly operated Hightech Gründerfonds and VC firm DN Capital (Shazam, Mister Spex) have invested a 7 figure sum in the startup. What’s more, has former Holtzbrinck Ventures Managing Director Konstantin Urban as part of its founding team. As… Read More