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It was a fairly slow Thursday for deals, with less than a handful of startups announcing funding today.

We young companies net funding for things such as consumer applications and new business software services. The coolest among them? A crime-fighting robot from Knightscope, which secured $1 million from a Japanese telco.

Here’s the full list of startups that gained fresh capital today:

Clearslide nets $50M for its WebEx killer for sales

The San Francisco-based software company, which today announced $50 million in new financing, makes cloud-based presentation tools for sales and marketing teams. But unlike WebEx, GoToMeeting, or PowerPoint, it has all sorts of analytics capabilities built into it, so salespeople (and their bosses) can see what their clients are looking at, for how long, what they’re interacting with, and so on. The Social+Capital Partnership led the round. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

Bitium lands $6.5 million for its single sign-on for cloud apps

Bitium announced that it had raised a $6.5 million first round of funding led by Polaris Partners. The startup’s approach is to give its customers a single sign-on for as many as 1,500 different cloud applications. Bitium will compete with plenty of rivals in this “Identity Management” sector, such as Ping Identity and Okta.

Dining payments startup Dash raises $1.2M to expand in N.Y. & launch in Chicago

Tired of waiting for the check when dining out? Dash just raised $1.2 million to make that a thing of the past. Along with the fresh capital, the New York City-based Dash is launching a redesigned app for iOS 7, including a new payments flow, and iBeacon integration. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

Crime-fighting robot maker Knightscope scores million-dollar seed round

Acting like RoboCop’s little brother and looking like R2-D2’s cousin, the K5 crime-fighting robot could be the first in a new wave of Robots-as-a-Service. Proud parent Knightscope is riding that wave, announcing this week that it is oversubscribed on its million-dollar seed round. The largest investor in the seed round is NTT DoCoMo Ventures, part of the Japanese telecommunications giant. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

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