Here are the day’s funding stories:
Social media analytics startup Shareablee gives companies and publications (such as our own) marketing data. Shareablee, founded in 2012, measures social media engagement between users and brands, providing insight into the effectiveness of a particular company’s online marketing efforts. The company’s software also benchmarks performance against competitors and makes its data easy to understand through charts and graphs.
Read more on VentureBeat: Social media marketing analytics startup Shareablee raises $6M
Ad-tech startup Adform has raised a $5.5 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Adform focuses on helping brands, publishers, and advertisers target audiences and easily create rich-media display ads, which companies can then send across multiple platforms like desktops, mobile devices, or TV screens.
Read more on VB: Adform nabs $5.5M to make rich media ads stickier
As we’ve learned more about corporate and government surveillance of our online lives, we’ve become more concerned about our privacy. Respect Network wants to help you protect yours. Respect Network has raised nearly $3.4 million in seed financing for its privacy-centric network from 39 total investors, according to an SEC document filed today. It’s seeking another $1.7 million.
Read more on VentureBeat: Respect Network’s promise: own your digital future
Workspot just filed a Form D to the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission for $4 million raised out of $6 million the company is seeking. The company puts your work apps and documents on your mobile device in their own separate “workspace.” That way, you can switch from personal uses to a fully secure and IT-monitored space where you get your job done.
Read more on VentureBeat: Workspot’s ‘work anywhere’ tech gives workers a mobile option
Jukin takes $1M
Via email from Jukin Media: Jukin Media, the company that operates the leading global viral video entertainment network on YouTube, which includes the massively popular YouTube channels FailArmy, JukinVideo, and CutiesNFuzzies, and generates over 450 million video views per month, has just announced it has raised its first-ever round of funding. Jukin, which is profitable, chose to limit the round to strategic investors; and it includes investments from Maker Studios, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Launchpad LA, and several prominent Los Angeles-based angel investors, including Richard Wolpert (former President, Disney Online) and Brad Zions (former Director, AOL International).
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