Today’s funding deals:
CloudFactory, a startup that throws humans at tasks like transcription and image tagging in order to plug such capabilities into the software that companies produce, announced a $3 million round of Series A funding today. Sovereign’s Capital and VRBO founder David Clouse participated in the round, as did angel investors. The startup, based in Durham, N.C., sees advantages over existing crowd-enabled services like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. It will use the new money for sales and marketing purposes.
Read more in the press release.
We might be flooded with messaging/anonymous/photosharing apps, but there’s something to be said for experimentation, and that’s the name of Complex Polygon’s game. The San Francisco-based app studio raised a modest $1.7 million in seed funding and just released its newest app, Swipe, on iOS. Swipe is indeed a photo-based messaging app, but with some tweaks.
Read more on VentureBeat: With $1.7M, Complex Polygon wants to build a viral app studio
mParticle nets $1.5M
New York City-based mParticle wants to simplify app developers’ lives by cutting down on the tools and solutions they need to integrate in order to track and run their apps, yet provide them with those capabilities. The company provides a lightweight software development kit that helps keep these capabilities lean while giving developers all the insights they need. mParticle is currently in private beta with select partners. It was founded in 2012 and raised $3 million in seed funding a year ago.
Read more on the company’s blog.