The latest startup to capitalize on the “big data” trend is Alpine Data Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that just raised $16 million in venture funding.
Got a Christmas present for your friend in London, but don’t want to spend the money to ship it from California? Friendshippr wants to connect you with Facebook friends heading that way who might be your personal FedEx.
Browser security company Quarri received $2.35 million dollars today, sticking behind the idea that the browser is one of the weakest points in a company’s system.
American Giant, the clothing maker that is winning the hearts of the Internet generation, just raised $3.6 million.
We saw lots of other deals, but we kinda feel bad for any company that planned to announce their own sweet fundraise today. On this day, Spotify is the whale, and everyone else is a mere minnow.
What will Spotify use another $250 million for? The answer isn’t entirely clear, but here are a few things Spotify may need more capital for.
Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a survey by Worthworm shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.
Multichannel, which manages and tracks marketing efforts across (shocker) multiple channels, just raised a $3 million seed round from angel investors in Europe and Asia to bolster its engineering efforts.
Shopping trips generally make me anxious and clammy. Which is why I decided to write about TheHunt, an app that is designed for intense shoppers.
Fluential claims to have devoted more than 85 “man years” of research to besting Siri. Today the company announced the close of $8 million in angel funding led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.
OpenFeint founder Jason Citron raises money for his Fates Forever multiplayer online battle arena game
There’s big money in virtual keyboards these days.
With a $5.4m funding boost from Japanese investors, video summary platform Simpleshow is ramping up its expansion plans.
Mobile branded content company TextPride has completed a $1 million seed funding round, the company said. TextPride makes stickers and emojis that mobile messaging apps can add as paid upgrades to their services.
Recently, I took a trip to Pier 39 in San Francisco just to see what all the tourism-love was about. What I found was taffy.
Flayr wants to change the way you online shop — starting with France.
“Legal agreements should be as easy and affordable as doing any other task on your phone — be it taking notes, reserving a car service, or managing your finances,” said Shake CEO and cofounder Abe Geiger.
Between 10 and 20 million accounts on Facebook are owned by people who are dead, but no one can access their account and update it. And if you die with a PayPal account, or perhaps Bitcoin in a digital wallet, it’s possible no one will be able to collect your cash. In fact, up to 55 percent of digital assets are impossible to restore after death, according to a McAfee study.
Apartment List claims to be the fastest-growing apartment search engine in the U.S. and has raised $15 million in funding to help people find homes.
Building the next generation of enterprise apps is important, but so is bringing enterprises’ past efforts into the future — because they spent a lot of money back then.
Guest Post Why consolidation will dominate a rapidly maturing mobile market over the next couple of years.
LittleBits isn’t going to stop until every one of you can make your own alarm clock.
Good news everyone! We’ve just gathered up all the funding news for the day and rolled it up into our now legendary* Funding Daily column. Check out all the new investments inside.
CenturyLink, which lays claim to being the third-largest telecommunications provider in the U.S., has scooped up enterprise cloud services provider Tier 3.
Kabbee wants to help those who love minicabs find the best price for their ride. The company received $6.1 million (£3.8 million) in funding today.
Small and medium businesses don’t always know how to market effectively online. For just $150 a month, Signpost can take care of their campaigns, attract new customers, and nurture existing relationships.
Freelancer marketplace ODesk is giving out $2.65 million to it executives as part of its 2013 executive employee option grants, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Proving yet again that you can’t escape Tyra Banks, she’s now setting her sights on ad tech.
FinanceIT has raised $13 million for its platform that lets small businesses offer flexible payment options to their consumers. So go ahead, buy that Sea Doo.
Aria Systems has some new capital to process.
The next Rovio is out there somewhere, and Atomico wants to help fund it.
In July, YouSendIt got a new name: Hightail. It reflects a change in focus for the company.
Yub launched today with $12 million in funding to grow its affiliate network, which aims to help offline retailers drive sales with online offers.
Today’s funding roundup includes a $42 million haul for Compass-EOS. The rest is just filler, as far as we’re concerned.
Updated November 19 with a quote from Google Ventures
Cloudconnect cofounder and CEO Adam Gross is back in the Salesforce family.
After raising $120 million in funding to create a next-generation enterprise router, Compass-EOS announced today that it has closed another $42 million in funding.
Mobile device management (MDM) is not equivalent to mobile security.
Apple’s much-rumored iTV (and other iGadgets) could be getting Kinect-like motion sensing tech.
Read this, then skedaddle to your weekend of fun and festivities.