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Funding daily: small social networks, kid-friendly games, and college search tool


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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’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column.

Kibits raises $1M for micro social networking

Kibits emerged from stealth today with a $1 million round of funding from Google Ventures and Charles River Ventures. The company unveiled an iPhone and iPod touch app for its micro social network service. The service lets people create a small social networks for events such as weddings or conferences.

Famigo snags some seed capital for family-friendly online games

Famigo is a marketplace for family-friendly games and apps. The service vetts apps and games for iOS, Android, and the web to determine if they are family-friendly, and parents can choose which games and apps their kids can access through Famigo. It announced today it has raised a $1 million dollar seed round from Silverton Partners.

Upclique raises $350,000 to help kids find the right college

College search tool Upclique announced a round of funding from Ancora Group. The search tool connects high school students with college counselors to help them find the “perfect fit.”

InsightsOne raises $4.3M for big-data marketing analytics

InsightOne has raised its first round of funding of $4.3 million from Norwest Venture Partners. The company sells marketing analytics software to small- and medium-sized businesses. Gaurav Garg from Sequoia Capital, former Yahoo chief technical officer Zod Nazem, and Alpha Venturi founder Peter Wagner also participated in the funding.

Hootsuite sells $20M in shares to Omers Ventures

Omer Ventures has purchased a $20 million ownership stake in Hootsuite, a social media management service that counts blue chip companies like Pepsi, Fox, and the NBA among its clients.

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