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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: 

  • Kleii, Vietnam’s Dropbox, has just closed an undisclosed amount of seed funding to increase brand awareness in Southeast Asia
  • Dynamic Yield, audience personalization software for websites to increase revenues and measure key engagement metrics, gets $2M funding
  • Fiz, a free location app that helps users find things to do nearby or anywhere around the world, has closed £200,000 seed funding
  • Chirpify, which allows customers to purchase and pay for goods on social media through a reply or comment, gets $2M Series A financing
  • Bookshout, a platform that helps authors and publishers expand their audience, has raised $6 million funding
  • Joognu Technologies, which owns and operates, a portal for memoirs for parents, has raised Rs 60 lakh angel funding
  • DataWeave, which helps users discover, monitor & visualize public data on the web in a uniform format, raises Rs 1.5 crore seed funding
  • Singapore-based website and email back-up company Dropmysite has landed an investment from 500 Startups
  • CityScan, a pioneering urban data intelligence company, has closes $1.5M seed funding
  • PICT, a mobile and web application that allows brands to create content-rich, shoppable photos, has raised $1.4M seed funding
  • Strikingly, the do-it-yourself (DIY) website creation service, has raised a $1.5 million seed round
  • Piggybackr, a Kickstarter for kids, has raised $325,000 seed funding from AngelPad, Sierra Ventures, Interwest Partners & angel investors
  • Covaron Advanced Materials, which has developed a new process for making high-performance ceramics, closes $300,000 seed funding
  • Science Exchange, a startup that lets researchers buy or sell access to people and equipment, lands $3 million Series A funding
  • Placester, which makes real estate marketing simple, effective, and affordable, has raised a $2.5M seed round led by Romulus Capital
  • ClickTale, a company that helps businesses understand what visitors are actually doing on their websites, has raised $17M Series B funding
  • Leap2, a software developer that’s revolutionizing mobile search by combining instant web with social media content, raises $1.6M funding
  • Marfeel, which automatically converts any web content into the best reading experience on tablets & smartphones, gets $2M Series A funding
  • Solaborate, the first social networking platform dedicated to technology professionals, raises over $1 million seed funding
  • Whipsmart Learning, a developer of online literacy tools, has closed an undisclosed six-figure seed round from angel investors
  • MindMixer, an startup focused on community organization and local movements, has closed $4M Series B funding
  • Business listings management startup Local Market Launch has secured $1.5M Series A funding from Rincon Venture Partners
  • Ruby Ribbon, a social selling company offering shapewear and clothes with shaping features built in, has raised $8.5M Series B funding
  • Social Bicycles, which offers affordable and scalable bikeshare technology, has raised $1.1 million seed funding
  • 20Jeans, a men’s online retailer, has raised ~$1M seed funding from investors including Baroda Ventures, Plus Capital & Siemer Ventures
  • Netchemia, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software for K-12 school districts and institutions, raises $6.5M funding

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Infographic – The most active investors in Europe revealed

According to a recent report from Dow Jones VentureSource, German seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is the most active investor in European companies – with 16 completed deals in the first quarter of 2013.  Danish VC firm SEED Capital with 12 completed deals in the same period.

The UK retained its position as the favoured destination for equity financing in Europe with a 34% share of all investment into European VC-backed companies.

While European venture capital declined in the first three months of the year – dipping 13 per cent in the number of funds and five per cent in amount raised from the previous quarter – VC investment into European companies experienced a slight increase.

For the full list of most active investors in Europe and other interesting stats on the European venture capital industry, check out the infographic below…