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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • Technical Machine, a startup which offers a tool to help software developers make hardware, has raised a $1 million seed round
  • Flatpebble, an Indian website aiming to become a one stop solution for customers seeking photographers, has raised ~Rs 1 crore angel funding
  • iTech Capital has invested US$10 million in Ticketland which is said to become the largest event ticketing company in Eastern Europe
  • London-based startup PingTune has received £1 million in seed funding to develop its iPhone-based music messaging app
  • Wywy, a German company promising to help monetize TV activity on mobile devices, has raised $7 million Series B funding
  • Carambola Media, a video adtech startup whose platform automatically turns videos interactive, receives $4 million Series A funding
  • Shareable Ink, a maker of software that converts health practitioner notes into digital data, has closed $10.7 million financing
  • CoachMePlus, a web-based app to help coaches & trainers organize data they collect about their athletes, has raised $1M from investors
  • Online code school Bloc has secured USD2 million in a seed round led by Harrison Metal
  • Birds Eye Systems, which offers real-time traffic & travel information in major Indian cities, raises Series A funding from Matrix Partners
  • Off Track Planet, which started as a travel blog in 2009, has closed $500,000 seed funding to build its first travel guide app
  • Sketchfab, as an online platform to publish and display interactive 3D models, has gathered USD 2 million funding led by Balderton Capital
  • Phone Warrior, a New Delhi-based startup that blocks mobile spam calls and text messages, lands ~$550,000 seed funding from Lightspeed
  • HealthLoop, a pioneer in digital physician-and-patient-engagement, has raised $10 million Series A funding
  • Sydney-based ingogo, which offers a mobile-phone taxi-booking app, has scored another $3.4m in new funding
  • Zwipe, the first contacless card with full on-card fingerprint scanning and matching functionality, has raised $3.5M Series A funding
  • Snapsheet, which provides mobile branded apps to help auto insurance carriers settle claims in hours, lands $10M Series B funding
  • The Zebra, a real-time online auto insurance comparison platform, has raised an additional $3M to complete its seed financing round
  • Indi Molecular, which has pioneered a synthetic replacement for antibodies, has raised $300,000 from Asset Management Ventures
  • SlideStory, a very nice, fully automated slide show-creation tool, has raised $300,000 in seed funding
  • CarbonCure, a developer of low-carbon concrete products, has closed $3.5M Series B financing led by BDC Venture Capital
  • MomentFeed, a location-based marketing platform that enables brands to interactively engage with customers, closes $5.5M Series A funding
  • nWay, the two-year-old gaming startup behind the Facebook game Chrono Blade, has raised a $5 million Series A round

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Four top female VCs (Rebecca Lynn, partner at Morgenthaler, Sharon Wienbar, partner at Scale Venture Partners, Maha Ibrahim, partner at Canaan Partners and Katherine Barr, partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures) share their insights about what venture capital will look like in 5 years.

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Infographic – 8 Successful Companies That Didn’t Start That Way

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Can you think of any other startups that pivoted and went on to be a huge success?

Infographic – Meet the Top 5 Angel Investors of 2013

 

These five super angels have helped seed some of the most successful enterprises of the last decade and have been a major force in the development of Silicon Valley. Famous investments include: Google, Twitter, Square, Foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, Shopify, WePay, Bit.ly, Evernote, and Flickr.

 

Between them, these five angel investors made more than 165 individual investments this year alone; if you span their entire careers that number skyrockets to 732.

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • Realty Compass, a Chennai-based property search engine, has raised a round of angel funding
  • SimplyTapp, a developer of cloud-based mobile payment technology, has raised Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Fluential, a company that delivers advanced voice interaction technologies, completes $2 million Series A funding
  • DraftKings, where you can play fantasy sports for money on a daily basis (legally), has raised $24M Series B funding
  • Addwish, a Danish startup offering online wish-list services for consumers and online businesses, has closed $1.8M seed funding
  • Workplace health and safety start-up SafetyCulture has closed a $3 million seed funding round
  • UK-based Money Dashboard, a personal money management startup, has received a $4 million investment led by Calculus Capital
  • CoinJar, a startup that launched a bitcoin wallet with 10,000 registered users in Australia, has secured A$500,000 seed funding
  • Retty, a restaurant finder that plugs into your social contacts to show you the best restaurants, has cooked up $3.2M Series B funding
  • Eventifier, a startup that aggregates and then creates archives of social media content from conferences, lands ~$500,000 seed funding
  • Mouth, an online specialty food retailer which sells local goods from indie food makers, lands $1.5M Series A funding led by Vocap Ventures
  • Playnery, a development studio for high-end games and cross-platform game engine technology, has closed a Series B round of financing
  • Catalyze, developers of the innovative compliant cloud-based platform for healthcare, has closed a Series A round of funding
  • London-based employee relocation platform MOVE Guides has secured $1.8m seed finance led by Notion Capital & New Enterprise Associates
  • PaxVax, which develops innovative vaccines against infectious diseases in a socially responsible manner, lands $22M Series B financing
  • Misfit Wearables, maker of Shine, the world’s most elegant physical activity monitor, has raised $15.2M Series B funding
  • iDreamCareer.com, which offers career planning services to students across India, has secured angel funding
  • Online pet products retailer Paws for Life has closed a $1.5 million Series A funding from Blue Sky Alternative Investments

To get regular updates, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register.

Have you managed to raise capital for your company?  We always love to hear from entrepreneurs who manage to get funded.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

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