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BodyMedia grabs $12M to whip you into shape

BodyMedia announced a $12 million funding round led by Comcast Ventures. The company produces the FIT armband, which uses medical grade sensors to track movement and body temperature to help you lose weight. Read more on VentureBeat: BodyMedia’s weight-loss gadget analyzes your body temperature to keep you healthy.

Kony offers build-it-once, run-it-everywhere mobile app development

Enterprise-minded company Kony builds mobile apps for business and consumers and encourages the bring-your-own-device movement with an enterprise app store. Wednesday it announced a $15 million third round of funding. Insight Venture Partners led the $15 million round, which will help manage growth and hire new employees. Read more on VentureBeat: Kony grabs funding to build mobile business apps.

Stealth startup Airtime scores funding, then buys Erly

AirTime has received $25 million in second round funding led by Kleiner Perkins. The mystery video startup has also acquired social experience company Erly. Beta testers describe the company as Chatroulette with a layer of interest mapping. Other investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, and Social + Capital. Read more on VentureBeat: Airtime nabs $25M weeks before launch, snaps up social experience startup Erly.

SunRun saves you money with solar panels, raises $60M

Solar company SunRun has raised $60 million in funding, the company announced Wednesday. SunRun installs panels on your roof, and you pay for the electricity you use. You don’t have to spend money on purchasing and installing solar panels, but you don’t own the system either. Madrone Capital Partners led the round, joined by existing investors Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Foundation Capital. Read more on SunRun’s blog: SunRun Closes $60M Equity Investment.

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