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Funding daily: Put a (customized) ring on it

Merry Monday, Funding Daily readers. Below is your funding news for the day. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Deals feed above to stay up to date on funding news. If you’ve got news to send our way, shoot it over to tips@venturebeat.com.

Popdust delivers the latest Bieber gossip, grabs $4.5 in funding

Pop culture and music site Popdust raised $4.5 million in funding Monday. The website covers celebrity and music news, and recently launched a music-themed retail store. New Enterprise Associates led the round, with participation from RRE Ventures, SoftBank Capital, and Project A Ventures. Read the press release.

Gemvara raises $25M to customize your bling

Gemvara, a custom jewelry site, has raised $25 million in funding. The site lets you create custom jewelry pieces — rings, bracelets, necklaces, and the like. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, Highland Capital Partners, Canaan Partners and Balderton Capital also contributed. Read the press release.

Awarepoint grabs $14M

Awarepoint, a company providing location tracking systems for patients and assets in the healthcare sector, has raised $14 million in funding. Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund led the round with existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cardinal Partners, Venrock, Jafco Ventures, Avalon Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, and Top Tier Capital Partners participating. Read the press release.

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