Whether you are closing a round of funding or pretending to live in the 1920s, champagne is in order. Check out today's 12 funding stories.
Explaining the shutter-slamming, Clipboard said, "We came to the conclusion that it was essential to focus on a singular platform for building new capabilities within Salesforce, which is not something that we could do while keeping Clipboard operating."
Three best-in-class startups from Microsoft's Israel accelerator program are traveling around the U.S. seeking investment and business connections.
The startup was working on simple ways of scaling code beyond single machines. Using the Ubalo infrastructure, developers could write code for multiple machines with no additional overhead.
SendUs launched out of stealth mode with $17 million in funding today. The company provides a video submission and management platform so brands can use video content created by fans to their own advantage.
AvantCredit, the consumer lending company that offers loans to the tune of $1,000 to $10,000 to individuals, raised $9 million in Series A.
The follow-on investment comes from two strategic partners: Steelcase and CBRE Group.
PerspecSys, the Toronto-based cloud data protection company, has closed $12 million in its second round of funding. The company plans to use the capital injection to further develop global sales and marketing efforts and continue product development.
Voice recognition is not a new idea, but enabling machines to determine a person's mood using their raw voice is.
RingDNA released a voice communications platform today that provides sales reps with relevant data so they can make the most of their sales calls. The company also announced raising a $1.9 million seed round.
The startup says its "real-world operating system" lets you insert your animated content into reality, as viewed on your mobile devices.
Amazon Web Services visualization startup MadeiraCloud has raised an undisclosed sum from Sequoia Capital, but a source tells us it's in the "low single millions."
Digital entertainment distribution startup Yekra has raised $3 million in funding to give studios a way to distribute DRM-protected content without it being burdensome.
After spending $1 billion on Instagram last year to keep pace with the mobile photo explosion, Facebook is now reportedly jumping into entirely new territory by spending a similar amount on the popular social driving app Waze.
Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon will join Ouya's board.
It's been a slowish day for funding news, but with big dollar signs on many of the deals that did happen. Here's a rundown on the days' deals.
Microsoft already owns a piece of Nook, having invested $300 million into the business in April 2012. According to the report, Microsoft would buy the digital operation, which includes e-books, movies, TV, comics, apps, and more.
Online real estate marketplace Trulia acquires Market Leader, a company that provides a software-as-a-service solution for real estate professionals, for $355 million.
WeHostels responds to high international demand by adding four new languages and two new currencies into its mobile app for booking budget accommodation.
End-of-life planning startup eFuneral has received a $250,000 investment to help people find resources online for funeral planning including funeral home reviews, estate planning, and cemetery information.