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Today’s funding announcements include services for sharing photos and predicting solar energy:
CrowdOptic lands $1M for photo service: The mobile app developer has raised a first round of funding led by its co-founder and CEO Jon Fisher with participation from angel investors and one of the company’s customers. The San Francisco-based company has developed an app that lets users get information on moving objects, such as baseball players or race cars, by taking a picture. The company has partnered with Moon Express, a lunar transportation service, to track the launch of its lunar lander.
Humble Bundle grabs $4.5M for pick-your-price games: The games site, which lets users decide how much they want to pay to play, has raised funding, according to a filing with the SEC. Founded in 2010, the Y-Combinator alum is based in San Francisco and launched its second official batch of games, created by indie developer Frozenbyte, this month.
Geostellar brings in $2M to compute solar energy potential: The Reston, Virginia-based company has raised a new round of funding led by Flash Forward Ventures to determine the ideal location for solar plants. The company has created solar mapping models of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Indianapolis and has plans to produce models for the rest of the United States and Western Europe.
ChanelInsight raises $10M: The Denver, Colo.-based sales channel management company was previously known as InfoNow, but just rebranded under the new name. ChannelInsight says it wants to take the “guesswork” out of channel sales, making them “as productive as direct sales.” The round was led by Rho Ventures with participation from Sevin Rosen Funds, Sequel Venture Partners and Vedanta Capital. The company has now raised $21 million.
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