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: 

  • Fitsistant, a personalized physical fitness software and service company, has recently completed its seed funding round
  • Independa, which operates a service to help family and professional caregivers monitor loved ones, has raised $1.6M in a seed funding round
  • FirstFuel Software, a developer of software for commercial building managers to achieve energy efficiency, raises $2.4m of venture capital
  • E-learning company Sparsha has received an undisclosed sum in seed funding from venture capital firms Blume Ventures and Tempus Capital
  • Thinkspeed, a leading crowd sourced market research platform for the IT industry, has received seed funding from Virgo Capital
  • Bobber Interactive, a startup looking to gamify youth finances, has closed $1.4 million in Series A venture capital funding
  • Piictu grabs $750,000 in seed funding led by SoftBank Capital, RRE Ventures, and Betaworks to grow its game-ified photo sharing app
  • Endomondo, which enables users to automatically track their sports data & monitor performance over time, has raised $2.3m from SEED Capital
  • Bangalore-based online social learning start-up Eduora Technologies has received an undisclosed sum from Seeders Venture Capital
  • Chinese e-commerce company Hui She Shang (The Luxury Club) has completed its seed round financing by Parkview Ventures and Mousse Partners
  • PowerInbox, which is hoping to create the future of email by bringing social & gaming apps inside email messages, raises $1.6m new funding
  • BodyShopBids, developers of a free online service to get auto repair estimates from local body shops, has closed seed funding
  • HomeSav, an online shopping club featuring designer furniture, home décor & family related products, has closed $1.2 million angel funding
  • Wikets, a young social commerce startup, has raised $1.5m seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures and six angel investors
  • CustomMade, which runs an online marketplace for craftsmen to take orders for custom made products, has landed $2 million

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8 reasons why someone leave your website – an infographic

Ever wondered why someone is leaving your website?  These are 8 common reasons why this is happening. I would certainly could not agree more, however, if i had to rank in terms of importance i would set as ” Boring Content ” being the first reason web users abandon a website. Why should i waste my time on a website that has irrelevant to my taste content or does not help me learn anything new?

Internet is all about photos and sexy web design (at least nowadays) however, great content is irreplaceable. Do not fall into the great design and first impression trap, it is impossible to create a loyal customer or user base solely on design and graphics, unless, you offer them for free to everyone. Craigslist is probably the ugliest web site on earth (at least one of the ugliest ) but the most successful classifieds services available. The reason? Because people find exactly what they want.


Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

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