Here is our round up of today’s funding news:
The company behind VSCO Cam, a popular app that a sophisticated set of nostalgic filters powers, today raised $40 million — its first funding round.
Read more on VentureBeat: Trendy photo app maker VSCO races to out-filter Instagram with $40M
It’s imperative that big companies test their mobile app prior to launch, but that can take a while. Enter Perfecto Mobile, which helps enterprise-level clients test their mobile app on every major device — thus cutting the testing process from weeks to days or even hours, the company claims. That’s an appealing figure for enterprises, according to Perfecto CEO Evan Yaniv.
Read more on VentureBeat: App tester Perfecto Mobile bags $20M after 4 years of triple-digit growth
Flux, a Google X spinoff, raked in $8 million in venture funding today. The San Francisco-based startup produces collaborative-design software tools for the construction industry, with an eye on improving design knowledge and improve the availability of tools to construct more green and efficient commercial structures.
Read more on VentureBeat: Google X spinoff ‘Flux’ pulls in $8M
While OpenTable was a great start in making restaurant reservations more useful and putting them online, snagging last-minute spots at tony restaurants is different matter altogether. But the recently launched Table8 is working on that one, and it has a new $4.6 million to do so. Concur Technologies’ Perfect Trip fund led the round, with additional participation from angel investors.
Read more on VentureBeat: While commoners use OpenTable, fabulous jet-setters are booking on Table8
Boomlagoon, a Finnish game studio created that some of the former creators of Angry Birds started, has raised $3.6 million in funding to build mobile games.
Read more on VentureBeat: Former Angry Birds creators raise $3.6M for Boomlagoon game studio
Education startup Allclasses closed a new $1.5 million round of funding for its online course search platform, the company announced today.
Read more on VentureBeat: Allclasses grabs $1.5M to help you find the most kickass classes online
LanternCRM takes $250K
Customer Relationship Management platform LanternCRM picked up a fresh $250,000 in seed funding today. The Austin, Texas-based startup is sort of like a less fussy version of Salesforce that was built for smaller businesses that don’t need tons of bells and whistles to keep track of customer relationships and sales data — with a focus on automating data entry whenever possible. LanternCRM, which is generating a profit, also just unveiled an updated version of the service. As for the funding, the new investment comes from Jason Cohen, Rob Taylor, Mikey Trafton, Bill Boebel, Pat Matthews formerly of Rackspace, and Joshua Baer of OtherInbox and the Capital Factory Fund.
Read the press release.
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