Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Maker’s Row rounds up $1M to connect makers with manufacturers

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: ‘Makers’ marketplace Maker’s Row has closed a $1 million Seed funding round. Investors include Index Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Angels that include Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Joanne Wilson. The New York City-based startup has built a marketplace that connects smaller artisans and […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: mxHero gets $1.25M for its email app development platform

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: mxHero, an email applications development platform, has landed $1.25 million in Seed funding. Investors include White Star Capital and Angel investors Esther Dyson and Ari Kushner. The company has developed a framework that allows developers to build applications on top of large email […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Meldium secures $1M for its enterprise password management service

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: Meldium, which is focused on securing and managing passwords in the enterprise, has closed a $1 million Seed funding round. Investors in the San Francisco-based startup include Draper Associates and Founders Co-op. The platform aggregates enterprise users’ login credentials for various apps and […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Bench raises $2M for its personal bookkeeper service for SMBs

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: 10Sheet, a bookkeeping software platform for SMBs, has rebranded as Bench and re-launched with $2 million in Seed funding. Investors in the New York City-based startup include Quotidian Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures and High Peaks Venture Partners. Its differentiator is that […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: 500 Startups accelerator grad Privy lands $1.5M for its local merchant marketing platform

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: Privy, which offers a local marketing platform for small-and medium-sized businesses, has raised $1.5 million in Seed funding. Investors include Atlas Venture, 500 Startups and Angel investors. The Boston-based startup was founded in 2011 by Ben Jabbawy. Privy’s focus is to make it […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Scandu shatters Indiegogo crowdfunding goal for its ‘medical Tricorder’ device

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: It’s a slow day for early-stage funding and acquisitions news, so the big headline today is a record-breaking Indiegogo campaign. The product is the Scandu Scout, a sensor that the company claims measures, analyzes, and tracks vitals, and allows the early detection of […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Breakthrough gets an additional $5M for its telemedicine approach to mental health

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: Breakthrough, a startup that connects therapists and mental health professionals with patients online, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include The Social+Capital Partnership, First Round Capital and Great Oaks Venture Capital. It launched in 2009 with the goal of making […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Zoomdata closes a $4.1M funding round for its mobile-friendly BI platform

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: Business intelligence app Zoomdata has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding. Investors in the round for the Reston, Virginia-based startup include Columbus Nova Technology Partners, B7, CIT, and Razor’s Edge Ventures. The company says it will use part of the new funding […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Lithuania-based ImpressPages impresses investors to the tune of €200K for its open-source CMS

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: Lithuanian startup ImpressPages has raised €200,000 in Seed funding from Practica Capital. The company has built an open-source drag-and-drop content-management system with in-place editing features. It was launched earlier this year by a team of four founders based in Vilnius. Vital Stats: Website: […]

Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: GeoMetWatch lands $6M for development and deployment of its space-based advanced weather measurement system

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news: GeoMetWatch, which has developed a system that piggybacks on existing communications satellites to better measure weather, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The Las Vegas-based company has developed sensors— built by the Utah State University Advanced Weather Systems Laboratory—that essentially stick […]