Funding Daily: Goodie Goodie Gumdrops

Some good souls raised money in funding land today. Ticketfly raised a third round to help people’s assaulted ears listen to better music, and Meteor brought in money to support stressed web developers everywhere. GiveForward received investment for its platform helps people crowdfund medical expenses, and EcoScraps took money for a composting scheme that cuts down on waste and greenhouse emissions. And let’s not forget GoodData, which is mainly good because it has the word in its name.

EcoScraps makes millions getting stores to buy back their own garbage

It’s hardly a secret that Americans not only consume massive amounts of food everywhere but also throw massive amounts away. Fortunately, a scrappy startup called EcoScraps is doing its part to remedy one of these problems. The company announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding, which will enable the team to expand operations into more stores and regions across the United States.

July brings funding for August Capital: firm raises its sixth fund

August Capital has raised $550 million for a new fund, according to August Partner Howard Hartenbaum. The fund, which is the sixth for the Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, includes $300 million for early stage investments and $250 million for “special opportunities” such as growth equity and buyouts. This is the same structure as August’s previous funds.

Funding Daily: if you know what you’re worth, go out and get it

There were some familiar names appearing in the deals channel today. Mashery exhibited as much spirit as Rocky by returning to the ring for a fifth round, and Asana-the-app continued to outshine Asana-the-yoga-pose in terms of productivity promotion (I know, I’ve tried both). TaskRabbit pulled a lucky $13 million out of its proverbial venture capital hat, and Redpoint e.ventures established the largest startup fund ever to hit Brazil. Whether you prefer boxing, yoga, the Bunny Hop, or samba, do it later. Now it’s time to read Funding Daily.