Funding & Acquisitions Newswire: December 6, 2013

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

Financiers/Funds

Benchmark Capital raises $425 million for new startup fund (via GigaOm)

Commerce

Legal services and cosmetics — these two startups catch the eye of SparkLabs’ seed-stage fund (via TheNextWeb)

HR/Employment

Job Site Dice Acquires Recruiting Startup getTalent (via TechCrunch)

Education

Bloc Raises $2 Million For Its Web Development Apprenticeship (via company blog)

Clever Gets $10 Million From Sequoia To Provide A Standardized API For School Data (via TechCrunch)

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