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At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we decided to round up the quick-and-dirty details for the funding deals of the day and put them in a new column. Get your daily dose of deals every evening and stay on top of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley and beyond.

ClearStory Data raises seed funding: First up, ClearStory Data, which launched its first service today and raised an undisclosed seed funding round. The new startup helps businesses without access to statisticians combine and analyze private data, such as sales figures, with public data such as census reports, to make better businesses decisions. Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, and several individual investors led the round. ClearStory is based in Palo Alto, Calif. and has five employees.

CityMaps nabs $2.5M: CityMaps, a service that maps out every business on the blocks around you, officially announced its first round of institutional funding. Dave Leyrer and Dave Levin led the $2.5 million dollar round. CityMaps is going after Google’s little tiny icons you can find on its maps that correspond to the type of business. Instead of small icons, CityMaps uses business names and logos (when available) to map out the businesses on each city block. The company is based in New York City and has a team of 18.

PeerIndex gets $3M in funding: Going up against social influence measurement service Klout, PeerIndex measures how much social influence you have online. Like Klout, it figures out who you influence and in what ways. Also like Klout, it gives you early access to products and services to try out so you can influence your friends to buy them. The London-based company snagged a $3 million first round of funding from Antrak Capital with participation from Tom Glocer, Ken Olisa, and Sherry Coutu.

Stormpath raises $1.5M: Stormpath, a startup that creates user security for apps, raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The company’s products help developers add “identity management systems,” or user log in systems, to any mobile application. The round was led by Flybridge Capital Partners and New Enterprise Associates, with participation from angel investors Andy Rachleff and Len Lehmann. Stormpath is based in San Mateo, Calif. and is run by a two-man team.

Slated grabs $2M in second round of funding: Getting backing for a film is not easy, which is why Slated decided to build a company to connect filmmakers with investors. The service is aimed at both film producers — who can list their film to get funding and exposure — and investors, who can look for projects to invest in. Slated announced today it has raised $2 million in its second round of funding from Slated co-founder Stephan Paternot, Barry Silbert, Logitech founder Daniel Borel, and other private investors. The company has seven employees.

Achieve Cards secures $12.5M: Achieve Card, which makes reloadable debit and credit cards for rebate programs and people without banks, announced today it has raised $12.5 million in its second round of funding from Escalate Capital Partners. The company offers financial services, such as direct deposit and online bill pay to people who don’t belong to a bank. Achieve Card is based in Austin, Texas, and was founded in 2009.

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