Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.
Lytro raises $50M amid pivot
Lytro, a photography startup specializing in re-focusing imaging tech, today announced a $50 million raise led by GSV Capital. Cash in hand, Lytro says it will shift focus (sorry) and will apply its tech to new areas, including virtual reality and video, according to Recode. Due to the new direction, the company may cut as much as 38 percent of its workforce.
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Creating a great app is only the first step. Tel Aviv-based digital delivery platform ironSource is today announcing it has raised $20 million so it can continue helping developers take the next steps. The platform handles app discovery, distribution, delivery, and monetization of desktop and mobile apps, with over seven million installs daily.
The company, founded in 2010 and with offices in Beijing, San Francisco, and New York City, says that more than 70,000 applications use its mobileCore SDK.
Today Getable, a startup delivering on-demand construction equipment (yes, construction equipment), announced a $5 million round led by The Social+Capital Partnership.
Finnish developer Shark Punch says it can fix the problem of game discovery with its Playfield community platform, which enters open beta testing today. Shark Punch just raised $1.2 million in seed funding to help create the platform that it says will connect gamers and developers from the very inception of a new title — something that’s key, as digital gaming brought in $1.2 billion alone in December 2014.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.