Today’s funding deals:
Forget about smart homes, don’t you wish you had a smart office? Building Robotics wants to get you one. Known for its temperature control office software, Comfy, the company has raised $6.7 million in funding to make workplaces smarter.
Read more on VentureBeat: Building Robotics lands $6.7M to make your office smarter
You don’t have to live the life of a pro gamer to make money with your gaming abilities. Mobile-tech startup Skillz has raised $6 million to expand its real-money wagering platform. The company lets players enter tournaments for a fee with the winner taking the biggest portion of the prize pool. Competitive gaming is a growing business, and Skills is providing a way for everyday gamers to participate right from their smartphones or tablets. Atlas Venture led the funding round.
Read more on VentureBeat: Skillz raises $6M for its cash-wagering e-sports platform on mobile
Kik Messenger may have been a lone wolf pushing HTML5 on mobile, but that’s made it the perfect partner for mobile games marketplace Clay.io. Clay.io, founded in 2012, is a marketplace for games currently living inside Kik’s platform, and it’s announcing today that it has raised $550,000 in seed funding from gaming companies DeNA and Chukong, along with Indeed co-founder Rony Kahan, to keep entertaining Kik users.
Read more on VentureBeat: Clay.io’s $550K funding taps into the growth of games on messaging apps