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UpTo, a Detroit, Mich.-based startup that operates an event stream platform, raised an additional $1.5m in second funding. Backers included Detroit Venture Partners and Ludlow Ventures. The company intends to use the capital to for key hires in marketing and business development, expand its partnership program and continue to build out its mobile and web […]

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Shaker LaunchHouse, a lean business accelerator based in Northeast Ohio, is selecting early stage, broad-based technology startups focused on technology, Internet, mobile and hardware/robotics to participate in its LaunchHouse Accelerator (LHX) program. Led by Todd Goldstein, CEO and managing partner, LHX will invest in 10 tech companies. Two or more co-founders for any startup will […]

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Prevacus, Inc., a Tallahassee, FL-based early stage drug development company, received a seed funding from the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research. The sum of the deal, which came from the Institute’s Seed Capital Accelerator Program, and which was paired with private funding, was not disclosed. Spun out of Florida State University in 2012, Prevacus aims […]

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Julep Beauty Incorporated, a Seattle, WA-based beauty brand, raised $10.3m in Series B financing. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investor Maveron, Troy Carter, Precedent Investments, Roc Nation, Western Technology Investments and Version One Ventures. The company intends to use the capital to further grow in the major categories of […]

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Plastiq, a Boston, MA-based online payments solution provider, closed a $6m Series A financing. The round was jointly led by Atlas Venture and Flybridge Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors NextView Ventures and Greenoaks Capital Management LLC, and angel investors Harvey Golub, former Chairman and CEO of American Express. Co-Founded by Eliot Buchanan, CEO, and Dan […]

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Rabbit, a San Francisco, CA-based video chat app maker, raised a $3.3m seed funding. The round includes new investors Google Ventures, CrunchFund and Bebo founder Michael Birch as well as existing angel investors. The company plans to use the funding to continue to expand its video chat and content sharing technology, and launch it out […]

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Kala Pharmaceuticals, a Waltham, MA-based developer of innovative products that treat a wide range of debilitating diseases by penetrating the mucosal barrier, raised $11.5m in a Series A equity financing. The round was led by new investor Crown Venture Fund, the vc arm of the Crown family of Chicago, with participation from existing investors Lux Capital […]

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HiringBoss, a Singapore-based human resources and eRecruiting software firm, completed a $5m Series A financing. The investment was made by venture capital and private equity firm JAFCO, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company intends to use the capital to accelerate R&D, product development and increase their regional sales and local support […]

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GlobeIn, a Mountain View, CA-based marketplace for local artisans worldwide, raised $1.1m in seed funding. Investors include Bert Roberts, former MCI Chairman, David Gorodyansky, AnchorFree CEO, and Rick Roth, former CEO of Ogilvy Action. The company intends to use the capital to expand its roster of countries, artists and products. Led by Vladimir Ermakov, Chief […]

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LocalResponse, a NYC-based provider of a platform that helps marketers respond to “real-time consumer intent”, raised $1.5m in funding. Backers included Cava Capital, Extreme Venture Partners, Verizon, WIN, and Advancit Capital. Co-founded by Nihal Mehta, Kathy Leake, and Michael Muse, LocalResponse provides a social advertising platform that aggregates public posts (a Tweet, a status update […]

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Tuition.io (formerly known as Binksty), a provider of a free tool for managing student loans, raised $1m in seed funding. Backers included Mohr Davidow Ventures, Mesa+, Jerry Neumann, Rob Glaser, Richard Wolpert, Troy Carter, and Launchpad LA. Founded by Brendon McQueen, Tuition.io is a website dedicated to helping borrowers manage their student loan portfolio and […]

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FAPS, Inc., Newark, NJ-based provider of automotive port processing services in the Port of New York and New Jersey, received an investment of undisclosed amount from Seacoast Capital Managers. The firm’s new fund, Seacoast Capital Partners III, L.P., provided subordinated debt with warrants to the company to recapitalize existing debt and provide capital for growth. […]

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Getable, a San Francisco, California-based provider of equipment rental reservations online, closed a $1.8m second financing. Backers included Andreessen Horowitz, Founder Collective, Promus Ventures and Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital. The company intends to use the capital to hire engineers (read here) and develop the product. Launched in 2010 by Tim Hyer, CEO, and Kevin Halter, […]