Funding Daily: Short and sweet

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It was a quiet day on the acquisition and deals front, which explains all the hype around yet another Yahoo acquisition of a failing startup.

Just a few early-stage, consumer-focused startups closed funding rounds today. As it’s Friday, let’s keep this short and sweet, so you can rush off to that after-work happy hour.

Have a fantastic weekend, nerds!

Social site-maker RebelMouse locks down a $10M first round of funding

RebelMouse, a service that lets anyone create a pretty, visually rich site based on their social updates, has just announced a rather sizable round of funding. The funding was led by Oak Investment Partners, with participation from Japanese mobile powerhouse SoftBank, Sterling Investment Partners, and Buddy Media founder Mike Lazerow. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

Voxy gets $8.5M for its English-language learning apps

Voxy is helping people all around the world learn English. It’s an ambitious goal, so the company today raised $8.5 million in financing to market its tools in emerging markets. Pearson led the round, with participation from ed-tech fund Rethink Education. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

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