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Funding Daily: A boy’s dream

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Today, venture capitalists and angel investors indulged in the lighter side of life.

They placed their bets on babes, games, and manufacturing startups. Business software companies and social-good technologies are nowhere to be found on the deals channel.

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Japan’s KLab raises $9.3M for mobile games

Japanese mobile firm KLab has raised $9.3 million in funding as it starts a marketing expansion. The money came from two sources: Oak Capital Corp. and Hakuhodo, according to market analyst Serkan TotoRead the full story on VentureBeat.

Yapert raises $1.2M to simplify stalking celebrities online (exclusive)

Want to know what Justin Bieber or Carly Rae Jepsen ate for breakfast? Yapert can help you find out. The startup aggregates social media content from around the web about famous people and presents it as a digital magazine. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

Maker’s Row nets $1M to get more companies building products in the U.S.

Maker’s Row, a New York City-based startup that helps connect businesses, suppliers, and factories in the U.S., has raised $1 million in seed capital. The company says its mission “is to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access.” Read the full story on VentureBeat.

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