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Here are today’s funding stories:

Brigade Media raises $9.3

Napster cofounder and billionaire Sean Parker has raised a $9.3 million round of funding for new startup Brigade Media, according to an SEC doc filed today. Brigade Media apparently aims to boost the level of civic engagement (such as voting) among U.S. residents, reports Politico. In addition to Parker, both Ron Conway and Marc Benioff are said to be participating in the round. Read more on VentureBeat.

Brickstream takes $9M

Should being tracked while you are shopping inside a store be considered creepy? Not according to behavior-intelligence company Brickstream, which helps brick-and-mortar retailers track and analyze shopper’s behaviors. What’s more, it looks like the startup just bagged about $8.7 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing today. Read more on VentureBeat.

SeedInvest takes $1M

“Crowdfunding site SeedInvest today will ask its own community to back it with $1 million, to top off the $2 million it has already raised from venture capitalists for its Series A round.” via Recode

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