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:  

  • GetApp.com, a business software search engine which lists software applications, has secured $1.1m Series A funding from Nauta Capital
  • e-Go aeroplanes has landed investment from business angels and Martlet that will take its radical single seat aircraft through to production
  • HiGear, a peer-to-peer car sharing startup focusing on luxury & sports cars, has raised $1.3m seed funding from venture and angel investors
  • CorTec, developer of a neurotechnological platform for measuring and stimulating of brain activity, has raised €2.4m in seed funding
  • Spree Commerce, the open source, Ruby on Rails-based eCommerce solution, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by True Ventures
  • Pricetector, the creators of a new social loyalty platform for retailers, has received $2 million seed funding from Dr. Michael Burry
  • Fotobabble, a simple photo sharing platform that adds your voice to your snapshots, has sealed $575,000 in financing
  • Finnish start-up Intoloop, developer of an online child journal, raises $600,00 investment from angel investors & venture capitalists
  • Kiwi Crate has raised $2m funding for a service that delivers hands-on crafts and activities for pre-school and kindergarten age children
  • Stickery, a mobile learning game platform for children, lands $500,000 seed funding from Google Ventures, 500 Startups & strategic investors
  • GENWI, the leader in cloud publishing platforms for Tablets & SmartPhones, lands $4 million Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners
  • Intelen, the leading Greek start-up in Web 2.0 smart grid applications, has closed a Seed Round of $250,000 from Greek Angel Investors
  • AwayFind, the email productivity app that alerts users when they receive important messages, raises $800,000 seed funding
  • eShakti, an online apparel design firm, lands $3 million from IDG Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm which invests in tech companies
  • Udemy, “the Academy of you”, has raised $3m Series A financing led by Lightbank, the tech investment fund started by Groupon’s co-founders

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News 

  • Dublin’s Size Helps Tech Community Thrive: https://ow.ly/6O1tc
  • The 2011 Digital 100, Revised: The World’s Most Valuable Startups: https://ow.ly/6O1Zi
  • Australian start-up incubator Pollenizer is about to close a $1.2m investment round that it will use to back ventures: https://ow.ly/6P5kV
  • Expats find Singapore the best country for startups according to a NatWest study: https://ow.ly/6QLbu

Business Plans & Pitching

  • Why I don’t sign NDAs (usually) – A great article by Aristos Peters: https://ow.ly/6Nb6b.
  • Entrepreneurship 101: Developing an executive summary and business plan: https://ow.ly/6M96q

Fund Raising

  • Landing angel investment: 5 tips from those who’ve done it: https://ow.ly/6LvgS
  • Are You Venture Capital Fundable? 5 business traits that make it difficult to get funded: https://ow.ly/6NWXx
  • Entrepreneurs’ often wait until it is too late to raise capital. Here are five reasons to pursue investors now. https://ow.ly/6O0zY
  • 5 Tips to Find the Right Angel Investor: https://ow.ly/6O2MR
  • An Insider’s Take on Attracting Angel Investment: https://ow.ly/6PCWM.
  • Infographic: A Visual Look at Funding — Comparing Equity vs Debt Financing: https://ow.ly/6PDeS

Marketing & Social Media

  • Infographic: 5 tips for a more effective social media strategy: https://ow.ly/6LtWw
  • 10 PR Tips For Start-ups in Asia: https://ow.ly/6MJRv
  • Why Richard Branson Always Makes Time for Social Media: https://ow.ly/6O0TJ

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship

  • 5 Startup Tips For Non-Technical Co-Founders: https://ow.ly/6LuEf
  • 10 Revealing Signs That You’re Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur: https://ow.ly/6Lv2a
  • 25 tweetable entrepreneur tips from Steve Jobs: https://ow.ly/6QdTB

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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:  

  • Henry Blodget’s Business Insider, a business site that aggregates, reports & provides analysis of breaking business news, lands $1.3 million
  • Idevices, which makes apps and app-connected devices, has brought in $700,000 equity financing round from a trio of investors
  • BetterLesson, which let educators find and share the best lesson plans, grabs $1.6 million Series A venture funding from a host of VC firms
  • White label mobile handset manufacturer CyCell Ltd has completed a £600,000 funding round led by London Business Angels
  • Patchwork – the safeguarding app – has raised a £280,000 start up investment
  • RecordSetter, a platform for people to submit unique records and compete against other people’s records, grabs $1 million Series A funding
  • ezCater, who offer a fast, reliable way to order food from local caterers, raises $630K seed funding from Spinnaker Trust & angel investors
  • Italian grocery store comparison shopping site, Risparmio Super, has raised $550K seed funding co-led by Zernike Meta Ventures and LVenture
  • Banyan Branch, a social media agency providing marketing services for the world’s leading brands, lands $1.7m funding from private investors
  • SaferTaxi, which allows taxi customers to choose their driver as to feel comfortable and safe no matter their location, $1m Venture Funding
  • Touch Bionics, a Scottish prosthetic technology group, is set for a major period of expansion after securing £2.5 million in new investment
  • Cloudbot, a startup that pulls social networking feeds onto a single platform, has raised funding from a group of investors led by Lightbank
  • Surfingbird, developing a service of search recommendations, has raised $2.5m from French and Russian business angels
  • Incentive Targeting, developer of a web-based targeted marketing service, has raised $1.63 million funding from 52 undisclosed investors
  • Vtrim, that provides an online weight management program, has raised $650k from Vermont Seed Capital Fund and angel investor Claudia Clark

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Infographic: A Visual Look at Funding — Comparing Equity vs Debt Financing

Business loans, angel investors and venture capitalists — in many cases, these three entities are determining the success or failure of small businesses across the country.

This graphic takes a deep look at each source of capital, have uncovered how much money is going where, and identified common considerations, compromises and benefits of each. In the end, this gives a good visual look at the state of business financing in today’s economy.

Source: https://www.lendio.com/blog/visual-funding-infographic/