Funding & Acquisitions Newswire: December 4, 2013

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

Devices/Gadgets

German Startup Yetu Raises $8 Million To Create Open Standards For Smart Homes (via TechCrunch)

Technical Machine gets $1M to let web developers play with the internet of things (via GigaOm)

Social

Systems in Motion scoops up social analytics toolmaker Claritics (via VentureBeat) (See StartUp Beat’s Q&A with Claritics from 2011)

HR

Notion Capital and NEA Invest in MOVE Guides (via Sacramento Bee/company press release)

Financiers/Funds

Targeting Next $1B+ European Exit, Hoxton Ventures Pulls Back Curtain On New $40M Early-Stage VC Fund (via TechCrunch)

Education

Zuckerberg, Gates Put Millions Into EducationSuperHighway (via Edsurge)

Russian educational content startup BeSmart.net scores $4M from Education Matrix (via VentureBeat)

Data

Accel Leads $4.5M Series A In Trufa, An SAP HANA Startup Using Predictive Analytics For Opex Efficiency (via TechCrunch)

Content/Video

Yahoo Acquires Team Behind Dreamworks Animation Incubated Mobile Video App Ptch (via TechCrunch)

Commerce

Square Acquires Viewfinder to Help Grow Its Engineering Team (via Mashable)

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