Funding Daily: It’s like the San Diego firework fiasco of investment

All the news that lay dormant surrounding the July 4th holiday exploded all at once today in the funding world. Sometime amidst the barbecuing and pool parties, major deals were struck involving massive amounts of money. The biggest story, juicier than that rare burger dripping with cheese you gobbled last week, was GitHub at long last taking a round of VC money — and what a round it was. Check out the other interesting bits below.

ThriveHive breaks local business out of cookie-cutter marketing mold

ThriveHive, a startup that provides a comprehensive marketing platform for local businesses, just announced that it’s closed a $1.5 million seed funding round today. The money will contribute towards customer acquisition and further developing the software, which creates custom marketing plans and marketing tools for small businesses.