Today’s funding announcements include gadgets for better sleep, movie advice and web-based learning:
Zeo raises $12.3M to teach you how to sleep well: The Newton, Mass.-based company has raised a third round of funding for its sleep tracking technology, according to a filing with the SEC. Started by sleepy students at Brown University, the company’s Personal Sleep Coach helps users track, analyze and improve their sleep using a wireless headband, online tools and personalized coaching. Best Buy Capital, iD Ventures America, Johnson & Johnson Development Corp and Trident Capital participated in the round.
Jinni gets $5M to make TV and movie suggestions: The company has raised a second round of funding from telecom operator Belgacom and Israeli firm DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures for its TV and movie recommendation guide, peHUB reports. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company gives advice based on a viewer’s tastes and mood and can be integrated with popular services like Netflix, iTunes and Hulu.
Presence TeleCare raises $3.9M to help kids learn from afar: The San Francisco-based company has raised equity funding to provide students around the country with web-based speech therapy, according to a filing with the SEC. The company, which previously received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, has already used its video conferencing technology to conduct more than 30,000 speech language pathology sessions in schools.
OMGPOP scores $10.1M to play more social games: The startup has closed an add-on to its second round of funding from Rho Capital, Softbank, Spark Capital and Betaworks to invest in new games for Facebook, Android and iPhone. Based in New York, the developer of multiplayer social games says it plans to release five new games in the next six months and is racking up 50,000 new users daily.