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During the holiday season, most entrepreneurs are taking a much-needed respite from the rigor of growing a company.

But a few founders have been hard at work closing funding, primarily those all-important seed rounds. We spotted a handful today, with our editorial team keeping a close eye on regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC).

Here’s our roundup of the startups that received funding today.

Ozy Media closes $5.4 million

Ozy Media, a daily news site founded by former MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson and backed by Laurene Powell Jobs (the former widow of Steve Jobs), raised $5.3 million, according to a regulatory filing.

Hydropoint gets $1.8 million of a $2.5 million round

Hydropoint, a provider of smart water-management services, just raised $1.8 million, according to a regulatory filing. The Petaluma, Calif.-based company designs and produces irrigation system controllers for residential and commercial landscape applications.

Roam Analytics raises $1.75 million in funding

A stealthy startup called Roam Analytics just raised its first $1.75 million in financing, according to an SEC filing. The San Francisco-based company also named Alex Turkeltaub, the cofounder of Frontier Strategy Group, as its chief executive.

Cloud-enterprise app maker Tidemark nabs $1 million

Enterprise performance management company Tidemark has raised just over $1 million in fresh funding, a regulatory filing shows. In its most recent third round of funding, the company raised $24 million led by Redpoint Ventures. The company makes cloud-based apps that help businesses interpret and act on real-time data.

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