Here are the day’s tech funding news stories:
LiveOps gets $30M
Bad customer service can be the death knell for businesses of all sizes. LiveOps, which provides a “cloud contact center” and customer service solutions, announced the acquisition of UserEvents today, as well as a $30 million round of debt financing and the formation of two separate corporate entities — LiveOps Cloud Platform and LiveOps Agent Services. Read the rest on VentureBeat
Sentons seeks $23M
Multitouch hardware maker Sentons has raised $18 million of a proposed $23.4 million round, according to an SEC filing today. The company makes multi-touch sensors for glass and metal substrates. Its products can help manufacturers “integrate multi-touch into a wide range of PC (AIO, notebook and monitor), consumer electronics, large flat panel display, medical, retail point of sale and factory/industry automation products,” according to the company’s website.
TigerText raises $21M
Texting can seem so innocent, but when it comes to the the doctor’s office, it’s not. TigerText get $21 million today to secure the fast and effective form of communication that often goes unquestioned in both healthcare and regular enterprise institutions. Read the whole story on VentureBeat.
AutoGrid secures $13M
AutoGrid, an energy-focused big data company, has taken $12.75 million in its third round of institutional funding. The consortium of investors includes Foundation Capital, Voyager Capital, European utility E.ON, and others. The money will be used for marketing and app and API development.
PricePanda gets $3M
Comparison-shopping site PricePanda has taken $3 million from Tengelmann Group, a German holding company. The startup is based in Southeast Asia and plans to use the funds to expand into new markets. Previous investors include Investment AB Kinnevik and Rocket Internet.
Changers raises $1.5M
Energy startup Changers has taken $1.5 million in its first round of institutional funding. Berlin-based BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg GmbH led the round, with participation from Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG and other private investors. Changers, which aims to help consumers change the way they use energy, will use the funding for R&D and marketing.