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Today’s funding deals:
SeatGeek has long served fans in need of tickets, and now the people those fans pay money to see are turning their attention to the company. Today, the event ticket search engine announced a new $35 million round of funding from musicians, athletes, and (of course) venture capitalists.
Read more on VentureBeat: SeatGeek nabs $35M from athletes and musicians whose tickets it helps sell
The Internet of Things is everywhere. At least, that’s what the latest round of funding headed toward Enevo would indicate. The company just landed $8 million in Series A funding to expand its waste collection system into the global market. What makes this system different that the rest? Why, it’s sensor-based, of course.
Read more on VentureBeat: Enevo’s waste bin sensors get $8M
What do you get when a scientist, an engineer, and a business woman start a company? You get ZappyLab, which in an email to VentureBeat, co-founder Lenny Teytelman described as “GitHub for science research.” ZappyLab is in the process of raising a new round of funding and recently joined SkyDeck, an accelerator program affiliated with UC Berkeley.
Read more on VentureBeat: ZappyLab is raising $1.5M to build the ‘GitHub for science research’
Streaming music service 8tracks has secured $1.28 million in new funding, according to an SEC Form D filed today. 8tracks’ service plays handpicked playlists featuring mainstream artists as well as any track from Soundcloud, which has a more diverse library from indie artists. For this reason, 8tracks has become a big hit with those who fall into the college-aged demographic, which is particularly attractive to advertisers. The service also has a greater presence on mobile devices than well-known music services like Rdio, Songza, and a few others. Also, up until now the company has not only survived off of $1.5 million in funding, but also is profitable — not an easy task for most music startups.
Read more on VentureBeat: Hot playlist-focused music service 8tracks raises $1.28M
CalPal launches with $600K
A startup called CalPal launched today with $600,000, an iPhone app that takes events from the device’s calendar and turns it into a service for chatting with other people about events they’re all attending. Sujay Jaswa, the CFO of Dropbox and the brother of CalPal co-founder Rahul Jaswa, is an investor, as are Rahul Jaswa, Raj Jaswa, Mike Jung, Daniel Eskapa, Igor Ryabenkiy, John Pleasants, Rick Thompson, Rakesh Mathur, Russ Fradin, Ed Cluss, and Wilson Sonsini Investments.
Read more on the startup’s website.
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