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Boston-based alternative liquid metal battery startup Ambri raised $35 million Wednesday in a C round from a bevy of heavy hitters like Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, and even Karen Pritzker of the Hyatt Hotel family clan. At the heart of Ambri’s clean tech is its energy storage platform. It integrates and stores energy from solar and wind. A portion of the funding — $10 million — will be used to build out a production facility that otherwise would have cost triple the price, or more.
Read more on VentureBeat: Clean tech lives! Energy storage startup Ambri reels in $35 million
Lecorpio chief executive and owner Jay Madsen made it clear this latest haul of $10 million in venture funding for his cloud software startup was not even needed. The company provides intellectual property management software for clients including chip makers, cell phone manufacturers, and energy companies. Los Angeles-based investment firm M2O led the latest round.
Read more on VentureBeat: IP management company Lecorpio hauls in $10 million it ‘didn’t even need’
Kamcord, a startup with a software-development kit that enables gamemakers to add video recording to their mobile apps, reported this morning that it has closed a $7.1 million Series A funding round. Investment firm TransLink Capital led the round, along with participation from DeNA, SV Angel, Innovation Works, KLab, M&Y Growth Partners, and XG Ventures. Kamcord plans to use the money to further fund development and expansion into key Asian markets. Last month, gamers used Kamcord to share over 1 million videos.
Read more on VentureBeat: Mobile gameplay-recording startup Kamcord presses play on $7.1M funding round
EnergySavvy raises $7M to cut your energy bills
EnergySavvy, a company with energy-efficiency software for utility companies, announced a $7 million round of funding today. Seattle-based EnergySavvy’s cloud-based tools can show consumers how they can make changes at home to lower their bills. The company also has software for utilities to track the success of energy-efficiency programs. Prelude Ventures led the round. Pivotal Investments also participated.
Ebook deals service BookBub secured a $3.8 million first round of funding, the company announced today. BookBub shows discounted deals on ebooks by working with authors and book publishers. The new round was led by NextView Ventures and Founder Collective, with participation from Avalon Ventures and Bloomberg Beta. The Cambridge, Mass.-based BookBub said it plans to use the additional capital to hire more employees, expand into international markets, and grow its selection of featured ebooks.
Read more on VentureBeat: BookBub, the bargain bin for ebooks, rustles up its own bargain: $3.8M