Today’s funding announcements include new ways to invest in stocks, buy cheap event tickets and build sustainable companies:
Kapitall gets $7.3M for easy investing app: Stereo Scope, parent company of app developer Kapitall, has raised $7.3M in new cash and has converted more than $5.5M of previously issued promissory notes in a first round of funding. With offices in New York City and Seattle, the startup’s free iPad app has an easy-to-use interface (the visual designer came from Apple) and is intended to appeal to a new generation of investors with features like Facebook integration.
Online ticketing site ScoreBig brings in additional funding: The Los Angeles-based startup has now raised a total of $8.5M in a round led by Bain Capital Ventures for its members-only online ticketing service. Co-founded by a former NBA exec, the company lets users make offers for sports, concert and theater tickets at discounts of 10 to 70 percent off the face value. The site launched in beta this week, and in contrast to other popular ticketing sites, buyers don’t know the exact location of their seats until after the tickets are purchased.
PE International grabs $10.8M to help businesses go green: Based in Germany, the company has raised funding from Siemens Venture Capital and European investor Gimv for its sustainability software and consulting services, peHUB reports. PE International helps clients like car companies Toyota and Volkswagen manage energy use, offset carbon footprints and construct green buildings.
Neoconix gets $8.7M to make electrical interconnects: The Sunnyvale-based company has raised $8.7M of an expected $20M in equity funding, according to a filing with the SEC. The developer of interposers, or interfaces for routing one connection to another, makes products for the computing, military and mobile electronic industries and previously raised funding from investors including J.P. Morgan Partners, Venrock Associates and U.S. Venture Partners.
Humble Brands gets $1.2M to help you get beauty sleep: The San Francisco-based startup has raised a first round of funding to develop reBloom, a sleeping aid, according to a filing with the SEC. Founded by the CEO for his sleep-deprived wife, the drinkable product includes melatonin, a naturally occurring compound known to help with sleep, and an ingredient found in green tea.