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Funding daily: kid friendly games, Facebook credits, and crowd investing


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kids playing with tabletAt 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.

YogiPlay raises $1 million for kid-friendly games

YogiPlay provides a platform of mobile games for kids three to eight. Parents can monitor their kids’ activities and kids can play on their parents’ phone or tablet with the platform. The company is still in stealth but announced today it has raised $1 million in seed funding from DN Capital and Richmond Park Partners.

Plink grabs cash for offline Facebook Credits loyalty programs

Monday, Plink announced the closing of a $633,000 round of funding at a $5 million valuation. The company creates loyalty programs for restaurants and retailers that earn shoppers Facebook  Credits. Angel investors Matomy Media Group and Ahlborg Acquisitions led the round.

MoeDelo raises $4M for accounting services

Russian SaaS accounting service company MoeDelo raised $4 million Monday from Klever Internet Investments Limited. The company provides bookkeeping services to small businesses in Russia.

Funding Circle secures funding for crowd investing

Funding Circle has raised $16 million of funding to facilitate crowd investments for startups from anyone, not just accredited investors. The company connects small businesses with anyone who would like to invest in them. Index Ventures and US-based Union Square Ventures led the round.

Sapphire Energy gets $114 million for algae-based fuel

Sapphire Energy just announced a whopping $144 million in funding. The company coverts algae into a petroleum replacement that can be used in existing gas tanks. Monsanto, Arrowpoint Partners and other private undisclosed investors led the round.

2tor nabs $26M for online degrees

Online degree program 2tor announced a new $26 million round of funding Monday. The company partners with universities to offer online courses and degree programs. The round was led by Tondern Capital, an affiliate of Hillman Ventures, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, and City Light Capital.

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