There’s really no reason for including bacon as today’s Funding Daily artwork, except that its delicious.

Today’s funding announcements leaned towards lots of money management startups, a few data services, and some that have nothing to do with either of those two areas.

Check them out below:

Payments startup scores $38M, a payment and invoicing service startup, has raised a fresh $38 million round of funding, the company announced today. Read more on VentureBeat.

FoundationDB pulls in $17M for its reliable database tech

FoundationDB thinks you don’t need to sacrifice consistency to achieve scalability. The company’s data storage engine has found a major supporter in Sutter Hill Ventures, which led a $17 million funding round in FoundationDB. Read more on VentureBeat.

LendUp gets $14M to bring affordable loans to people with poor credit

LendUp, a startup with an alternative to payday loans, has just raised $14 million in its first round of venture funding. Read more on VentureBeat.

SmartThings’ effort to power the connected home gets a big $12.5M boost

As the number of connected devices continues to climb, someone needs to create ways for all of them to talk to each other. And that someone is SmartThings. That’s an attractive idea, and it’s what’s led to SmartThings collecting $12.5 million in a Series A round led by Greylock and Highland Capital. Read more on VentureBeat.

Scanadu nabs $10.5M to turn your phone into a health helper

Scanadu, the company behind the ‘medical tricorder’ device that broke crowdfunding records, has raised its first round of traditional venture funding. Read more on VentureBeat.

Film social network MovieLaLa gets seed funding from HBO exec, Flixster investor

Aiming to be a social networking destination for movie fans and studios alike, MovieLaLa announced today that it has received seed funding from several investors. Read more on VentureBeat.

More information:

Founded in Silicon Valley, Scanadu is bringing a suite of health diagnostics products to market that enable consumers to better diagnose many common ailments with the power to monitor and measure their health. Healthcare is rapidly bec... read more » is a cash flow command and control system that manages accounts payables and receivables for businesses of all sizes. Offering online bill pay, custom invoicing services, unlimited document storage, collaboration tools, and mo... read more »

FoundationDB's mission is to provide data storage technology that frees engineers and companies to focus on problems other than building their data stack. To that end, FoundationDB is creating a new generation of database technology th... read more »

SmartThings believes that the everyday objects around us can do more to help make our lives easier, better, and more fun. To help them help us, it’s created a variety of easy-to-use sensors that you can place in your home, office, an... read more »

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