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Here are the day’s funding stories:
Wickr gets $9M
The idea of self-destructing messaging applications is nothing new, but no one has really mastered the concept yet, which means there’s lots of room for innovation. Wickr is an app that lets you send messages in many different forms, including text, photos, images, and videos. The encrypted messaging data is tied to a device rather than a person or a user account, and that data is set to “self destruct” once you finish a conversation. Read more on VentureBeat.
Sponsored by VB
ClassDojo raises $8.5M
ClassDojo, a mobile behavior feedback platform for the twenty-first century (think old-school gold stars made for the mobile device era) just brought in $8.5M for its first institutional funding round. Shasta Ventures, Yuri Milner, and returning backers General Catalyst, SoftTech VC, and SV Angel participated in this round. Read the rest on VentureBeat.
Zumper raises $6.5
Rental search service Zumper has taken a healthy first institutional round of funding from a few well-known Valley firms. Kleiner Perkins led the $6.5 million round with participation from previous investors NEA and Dawn Capital. The funding will be used for growth acceleration. Get the whole story on VentureBeat.
Influx takes $250K
Melbourne-based Influx.com, a CRM solution for tech startups, has taken $250,000 in seed funding. The money comes from Mark Harbottle and Leni Mayo, who founded Sitepoint and 99designs, respectively. Read the rest on VentureBeat.