Video robotics company Swivl raises $500K

Swivl is a sort of Roomba for Facetime. It swivels (hence the name) to track a speaker and capture video without the need for a dedicated cameraman. It’s especially useful in modern, video-enabled classrooms for online education.

Funding Daily: Silicon Valley Is Burning

We saw huge deal volume today on the Peninsula; the numbers these companies posted were pretty sickening, too. No tea, no shade, but if the New York/Austin/L.A./Boulder scenes want to keep up, they. Bettah. Werk.

Funding Daily: Let’s start the show

Seems like every hopped-up investor and his mom threw money at some startup or other — but don’t worry, we had our police scanner set to “stun” and caught all the action for you.