Today’s funding announcements include multiple checks from Silicon Valley’s U.S. Venture Partners:
Victrio gets $5M to listen closely to fraudsters: The company has raised a first round of funding led by U.S. Venture Partners, according to a filing with the SEC. The Mountain View, Calif.-based startup charges clients a monthly fee to use its fully automated voiceprinting technology, which can identify fraudsters by their voice over the phone.
8D World brings in $5.25M to make English learning fun: The startup with offices in Massachusetts and Shanghai has raised a second round of funding to teach English language. Hundreds of schools in China currently use Wiz World Online, a virtual world developed by 8D, to teach spoken English to students. The company plans to bring its communicative language tool to other parts of Asia in the next year.
Accept Software raises $3M to hellp businesses win with new products: The Santa Clara, Calif.-based developer of product planning tools has raised funding in its third round, according to a filing with the SEC. Accept is backed by Jefferson Partners, Entrepreneurs Fund and StarVest Partners and helps big software clients like VMware manage the innovation and marketing of new services and products.
AltoBeam grabs $6M to power up TVs with semiconductor chips: The Beijing-based company has raised a third round of funding led by U.S. Venture Partners. The firm last raised $8M in 2009 and develops digital TV receiver chipsets used by global TV makers.