Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

A roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:  

  • We’re delighted to announce that Blottr.com, a user generated news service created to empower anyone to break and make the news, has raised a £250,000 investment through Angel Investment Network
  • GridGlo, who provides applications & data collected from smart meters and other sources to utilities & software developers, has won $1.2m
  • MediaRoost has raised $500,000 in seed funding to build out the company’s enterprise Twitter Management tool, TweetRoost
  • Stealth eCommerce startup Inporia raises $1.25m pre-launch funding from Ron Conway, 500 Startups, Y Combinator & Start Fund, among others
  • Typesafe win $3m from Facebook & Google executives and Greylock Partners to commercialize an open-source computer programming language
  • Tap.Me, a mobile advertising start-up, has raised $1.4 million in Series A funding. The group of investors included Rockfish Brand Ventures
  • San Francisco-based Concurrent has raised $900,000 seed funding to help businesses process large data sets
  • Equipio – the social shopping website – has secured £100k of first round funding through a syndicate of London Business Angels investors
  • Claritics, a next-generation social intelligence company, has received $1.5 million Series A financing led by Cervin Ventures & TiE Angels
  • Figment, a site to share writing, connect with other readers and discover new stories & authors, wins $1m in funding from an angel investor
  • Outright.com, the easiest way for self-employed people to manage their bookkeeping, secures $ 2 million in seed funding
  • Energy management & storage startup VCharge has won $150,000 seed funding from the Slater Technology Fund, an early-stage state-backed fund
  • Resolve Therapeutics has raised $2 million Series A financing from New York-based venture firms New Science Ventures and Easton Capital.
  • TurningArt, a startup that aims bring a Netflix-like model to the art world, has secured $750,000 in seed funding led by NextView Ventures
  • NextSpace, who has developed an office where work-at-homers, entrepreneurs & freelancers can work productively, raises $625k angel funding

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  • Harvard have put together a nice little tool that walks you through the process of writing an elevator pitch: http://bit.ly/mkDio5
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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

A roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • NoiseToys, a developer of social media applications that include Hitmaker and Apptitude, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding
  • COLOURlovers (www.colourlovers.com), a startup whose products let you easily express yourself using shapes and colors, has raised $1 million
  • Gigwalk (www.gigwalk.com), who turn the world’s iPhones into an instant mobile workforce, has raised $1.7m in seed funding
  • graFighters, an online fighting game that allows users to create a character by uploading a hand drawn image, closes $200k seed funding
  • Mobile photo-sharing startup TuiTu wins angel funding from Wang Feng – former senior VP of Kingsoft and founder of game maker Linekong
  • SwaddleKeeper, whose Baby Sleep System offers a swaddling blanket system and infant blanket sleeper, has won $135,000 in angel funding
  • Group buying navigation website 1000tuan.com recently won investment of nearly CNY 10 million from well-known angel investor Xu Xiaoping.
  • Trustnode, whose interactive education platform eliminates the complexity of insurance education, has won funding from The Band of Angels
  • Innovatient Solutions raises $1m from the state and investors for its system to improve communications between care providers & patients.
  • Newtopia Inc has received seed funding from the Business Development Bank of Canada, which made the investment through its VC division
  • Mumbai Angels, a group of 120 investors, has invested in MVS Efarm, which provides logistic & consulting services to the agriculture sector
  • Discovery Bay Games has raised $12 million from angel investors to create a new class of iPad accessories
  • Semasio, a Hamburg, Germany-based online advertising technology company, has received €500K seed funding from High-Tech Gruenderfonds
  • Clipta Inc. (www.clipta.com), a Web video search start-up, has secured a $500,000 angel investment
  • Grubwithus, a startup aiming to bring strangers together for meals, has secured $1.6 million in funding
  • musiXmatch, the leading digital lyrics API, has raised $3.7m in Series A funding from leading investor Francesco Micheli Associati
  • Nevolution (www.nevolution.com), the developer of an app store for Windows mobile device users, has raised $450,000 in angel funding
  • Energy management and storage startup VCharge has won $150,000 in seed-stage funding from the Slater Technology Fund, an early-stage fund

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VCs invest 20% more funds into fewer deals

Investments are up while deals are down, according to a report from Dow Jones VentureSource, which found that venture capitalists invested $9.8 billion into 967 deals for companies around the world during the first quarter of 2011, representing a 20% increase in investment but a 7% decline in the number of deals from the same period in 2010. By comparison, in Q1 2010, companies around the world received $8.2 billion in venture capital across 1,038 deals.

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