It was a slow Friday in the world of venture capital — less than a handful of startups raised their millions.

As we’re increasingly seeing, the funding came from a variety of sources, including international firms, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, and a venture buyout organization.

Check out our short-list, and as always, click the link for deeper analysis. Enjoy your weekends nerds!

More cash for clones: ‘OpenTable of Latin America’ raises $13.3M

Restorando, the “OpenTable of Latin America,” has raised $13.3 million to expand across South America and deepen its presence in established cities. Restorando is currently active in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bogotá, Columbia; Chile, and six cities in Brazil. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

More dollars for big data: Stealthy ParAccel spinoff raises $10M

Sparql City isn’t a typical startup, as it was developed as a spinout from ParAccel, about a year or so before it was bought by Actian. Founder Barry Zane has been quietly developing the technology with a team of database analysts. “We are without a doubt the highest performance and most scalable of the Sparql players,” he told us. Read the full story on VentureBeat.

Spike Lee pulled in $1.3 million for a new zombie flick

Spike Lee’s plans for a movie about blood-addicted humans will soon be a reality. Lee surpassed the goal for his Kickstarter campaign today, raising nearly $1.3 million to finance “the newest hottest Spike Lee joint.”
Read the full story on VentureBeat.


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