Funding daily: Money, money, money, as no fewer than 13 companies get funded or acquired


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cash-in-cloudsFemtocells, human organs, and space: Funding daily for April 3 is full as 13 companies raised money, financing, or were sold.

Here’s a quick overview:

Femtocells sell

Cisco bought femtocell and small cell manufacturer Ubiquisys for $310 million today.

Femtocells and small cells, apparently, are important for helping boost 3G and LTE reception in homes and buildings. Cisco SVP Kelly Ahuja said in a statement that “by acquiring Ubiquisys, we are expanding on our current mobility leadership and our end-to-end product portfolio, which includes integrated, licensed, and unlicensed small cell solutions that are tightly coupled with SON, backhaul, and the mobile packet core.

Boring stuff sells, apparently.

Cash for enterprise startups

Ignition Partners closed a new $150 million fund to focus on enterprise startups: business software and cloud computing. The fund is also opening a Palo Alto, Calif. office.

Human organs on chips

Hurel, the company that created a breakthrough organ-on-a-chip to replace skin allergy testing on animals, announced that it’s receiving $9.2 million Series A funding from Spring Mountain Capital. The funds will support the commercial launch of current products and continued R&D of its technologies and future products.

Space, infinity, and high-def

UrtheCast is launching the world’s first high-definition video platform of Earth, streamed live from the International Space Station. A new $25 million financing agreement is going to help that become a reality, apparently.

“When you begin using the platform, it will feel much like you’re interacting with a mashup of Google Earth and YouTube,” the company said.

Dollars for tags

Tealium raised $15.6 million from Tenaya Capital, Battery Ventures, and Presidio Ventures to continue building and marketing the “fastest, easiest to use, and most data-focused tag management platform on the market.”

Tealium’s total funding is now $27 million.

Big money for small loans

Small loan company Kabbage has closed a credit facility of $75 million, its largest to date. The company provides working capital to small business-owners so they won’t need to put personal assets on the line, like a house or car.

Victory Park Capital led the funding round, and equity investor Thomvest Ventures also contributed.

Integrating $37 million

API and data integration company MuleSoft raised $37 million from just about everybody. New Enterprise Associates led, with participation by other investors including Salesforce, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAP Ventures, and Bay Partners.

Hopefully, the company will use some of the money to brainstorm a new name.

Including the new round, MuleSoft has raised $81 million to date.

Mobile device management for $2 million, Alex

MokiMobility announced $2 million seed round from Epic Ventures, Allegis Capital partner Spencer Tall and Fusion-IO’s Tyler Smith.

And, briefly …

  • EAT Club announced $5 million from August Capital for expansion beyond Silicon Valley.
  • New York based startup BA Insight announced a $4.5 million round of funding with participation from all four of its initial investors: Milestone Venture Partners, Osage Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group and Originate Ventures.
  • Neon, the Carnegie Mellon University startup that uses cognitive neuroscience to improve online video clicks, has secured venture capital (VC) funding in a seed round led by True Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Terms were not released.
  • iPad presentation creator Haiku Deck has raised a first round of $3 million from Trilogy Partnership, with participation from Madrona Venture Group, Founders Co-op, and various angel investors.

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