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Femtocells, human organs, and space: funding daily for April 3 is full as 13 companies raised money, financing, or were sold.
Web-performance monitoring startup Catchpoint Systems has raised $3.2 million in new funding that will help it better keep an eye on companies’ web services, APIs, DNS, and more.
Here is today’s overview of funding news, including big data, student loans, and wedding photos.
Battery Ventures has closed its tenth fund to support companies of all shapes and sizes, as well as a side fund dedicated to later stage growth and buyouts.
Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com’s $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions such as Yammer, Meebo, Instagram, and NextG networks.
Intel Capital comes out on top.
Editor’s Pick Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup?
Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways, but typically not as a tech startup mecca.
Apsalar is introducing its “behavioral advertising solution,” called ApEngage. It helps app makers target audiences and make money from them.
At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column.
Tracelytics announced Monday it has closed its first round of funding for $5.2 million. The company helps track the performance of web applications.
Social video startup Viddy has raised its first round of institutional funding — a healthy $6 million from Silicon Valley venture firms.
Group deals company Groupon has acquired e-commerce data firm Adku for an undisclosed price, the startup announced today.
Gogobot has raised an $15 million second round of funding for its social travel search site.
Loosecubes, a website that lets companies sublet empty office spaces by the day or week, launched new ranking features today aimed at gathering detailed review information from renters. That data will be used by the office-sharing startup to make its workplace listings more effective.
Location-based hotel booking app HotelTonight has raised an $8.6 million Series B round, according to a regulatory filing. The San Francisco-based company has an iPhone app that lets people discover and book discounted hotel rooms at boutique establishments.
[vimeo 31454691 w=770 h=433] More times than not, hotel booking is a last minute affair, and it’s usually not much fun. But with a $15 billion hotel market, there’s a great opportunity for an app-maker that can make this process seamless and fun. HotelTonight may just be that app. Stylish and elegant, HotelTonight connects nearby consumers to boutique hotels with empty rooms.
Wikets, a soon-to-be-released iPhone application that recommends places and products to friends, announced a $1.5 million seed round from Andreessen-Horowitz and Battery Ventures today. But will yet another recommendations product survive when reviews and opinions already litter the Internet?
Clean Urban Energy, a provider of web-based software designed to improve energy efficiency for commercial buildings, announced Thursday that it has raised $7 million in its first round of funding led by Battery Ventures.