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Hope it’s summery and warm where you are, funding news readers. The weather in San Francisco is lovely, if you ignore the dark wall of fog creeping slowly towards the VentureBeat office. The outlook is definitely sunny for these companies! Check out who got funded today, and don’t forget to click the links in each paragraph for more details.

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Social marketing startup Shoutlet grabs $15M

Enterprise social marking platform Shoutlet is raising some more cash. Funded by FTV Capital, Shoutlet has raised $15 million in a third round of funding, more than doubling its previous combined funding of $9 million. Shoutlet’s platform gives companies a full-scale, centralized way to create, monitor and manage their social marketing campaigns on services like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Read more on VentureBeat: Shoutlet eases the pain of social media marketing, raises $15M.

SCVNGR finds $12M for mobile payments

Boston-based SCVNGR has picked up $12 million in funding to help its one-year-old, burgeoning mobile payment service LevelUp become a leader in the space. SCVNGR’s partial round includes participation from existing investors Highland Capital, Google Ventures, Balderton Capital, and new investors Continental Investors and Transmedia Capital, and brings SCVNGR’s to-date raise up to $32 million. Read more on VentureBeat: Forget the check-in, SCVNGR one-ups Foursquare with big raise for mobile payment app.

Unified snags $14M to run your social media campaign

Social play-calling startup Unified just raised $14 million in financing led by Condé Nast owner Advance Publications, with participation from Silicon Valley Bank. One-year-old Unified lets enterprises buy, run, and manage paid and earned media campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Read more on VentureBeat: Social marketing is hot: Unified scores $14M following big industry exits.

Design-your-own-shoes service Shoes of Prey captures $3M

Shoes of Prey just landed a $3 million round of funding from Crunchfund and other investors to help you customize the perfect pair of shoes. Sounds silly, but the site has an extensive library of customization options for its handmade offerings. Read more on VentureBeat: DIY shoe service Shoes of Prey steps it up with $3M investment.

Hire me? Willbehired gets $1M to recruit awesome employees

Recruitment platform Willbehired launches today with a $1 million seed round to help fill vacant jobs with qualified, talented people. Private investors led the round, which will covert into equity during the company’s series A funding. Read more on VentureBeat: Got talent? Willbehired launches to find your next star employee.

Ringadoc rakes in $750K to bring back the doctor house call

Doctors on demand startup Ringadoc raised $750,000 in seed money from Founders Fund. The company connects doctors to patients on the phone and through its website, no appointment needed. And if you need a non-narcotic drug, they can prescribe it for you. Read the press release.

Mobile Travel Technologies flys away with $5M for travel mobile apps

Ireland-based travel site Mobile Travel Technologies raised $5 million from European VC DFJ Esprit. The company makes and manages apps for hotels and airlines, as well as travel-focused apps for consumers. Read the press release.

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