Here’s our round-up of all the most notable funding news of the day:
Plex makes cloud-based software for the manufacturing industry, and that narrow focus has paid off handsomely. The Michigan-based software firm has raised $50 million in new equity funding, the company announced today.
Read more on VentureBeat: Manufacturing software firm Plex nets $50M & invests in Google Glass
A company isn’t much without people. That’s why it’s smart to use software that can show what happens when you bring in good people and keep the best ones around. One startup with software for performing these computations, Visier, announced today that it has raised $25.5 million in new funding.
Read more on VentureBeat: With this new $25M, Visier hopes to crunch HR numbers for many more businesses
After being acquired by AOL in 2011 and bought back by its founders last year, personal homepage site builder About.me today announced an $11 million funding round. The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund, and Bullpen Capital.
Read more on VentureBeat: Independent from AOL, About.me lands new $11M round
Placed, a company that offers mobile location insights and analytics, announced today that it has raised $10 million in a second round of funding led by Two Sigma Ventures. With an opt-in location tracking panel of around 175,000 people globally, Placed is in the rare position of delivering intelligence about how consumers actually move around in the real world. Its technology can also help advertisers target specific types of users.
Read more on VentureBeat: Placed raises $10M to become the location analytics standard
Light raises $9.7M
New startup Light has secured a $9.7 million round of funding to bring innovation to “the art and science of photography.” The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and CRV, with participation from Qualcomm executive chairman Paul E. Jacobs, former Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha.
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MobileMajority, formerly known as PaeDae, raised $8 million in new funding Tuesday. The startup initially launched as a “premium” brand mobile advertising play, but chief executive Rob Emrich told VentureBeat the company is expanding its business model to accommodate the rapidly evolving mobile space.
Read more on VentureBeat: PaeDae is now MobileMajority, and it just raised $8 million
Zaius closes $6.3M
Consumer data management startup Zaius has raised a $6.3 million series A round of funding today. The round comes from David Skok of Matrix Partners and other investors.
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The Paper Battery Company, which makes a thin, flexible ultracapacitor sheet that can be used as a battery or can be wrapped around lithium ion batteries to increase battery life, has raised $3 million in new funding today. The startup said it will use the new money to scale up manufacturing and move toward taking in its first sales revenues next year.
Read more on VentureBeat: Paper Battery takes $3M to push ‘ultracapacitor’ alternative to lithium-ion batteries
RebelMail gets $2M
RebelMail, a startup that helps businesses sell products to consumers directly from their email Inbox, has closed a new $2 million round of funding.
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