Weekly funding & acquisitions roundup: March 15, 2014

The week’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news roundup:

Data

DataRPM raises $5.1M for natural language business intelligence (via GigaOm)

Belfast-Based Analytics Engines Closes $1.6M For Its Big Data Platform (via TechCrunch)

Currency

Palo Alto Bitcoin ‘vault’ Xapo raises $20M from Benchmark, others (via Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Finance

Low-cost money transfer startup Azimo raises $10M, sets sights on international expansion (via VentureBeat)

Security

Trulioo Raises $6M To Verify Online Profiles (via TechCrunch)

Security firm Shadow Networks bags $10M in new funding round (via VC Post)

Stealthy Enterprise Security Company Niara Raises $9M From Index And NEA (via TechCrunch)

Email

Tipbit receives $4M to make your phone an email superpower (via VentureBeat)

Gaming

Walking Dead Game Dev, Next Games, Lands $6M Series A From IDG & Early Supercell Investor Jari Ovaskainen (via TechCrunch)

Marketing

L2 rakes in $16.5M to run market research companies out of business (via VentureBeat)

Coull Plays It Cool, Raising Another $4M Angel Round And Opening In NYC (via TechCrunch)

Devices/Gadgets

Neil Young’s Pono player surpasses $800,000 Kickstarter goal on launch day (via GigaOm)

Pocket Drone Ends Its Crowdfunding Campaign Just Shy Of $1 Million In Pledges (via TechCrunch)

Cloud

ComputeNext takes $4M to turn the cloud marketplace into a one-stop shop (via VentureBeat)

OwnCloud adds $6.3M to its marketing war chest (via GigaOm)

Travel

VeryLastRoom Raises $2.1 Million To Compete With Hotel Tonight In Europe (via TechCrunch)

Design/Development

Responsive Website Builder Webflow Raises $1.5 Million From Khosla, Tim Draper & Others (via TechCrunch)

Mobile

Flypay Raises £1M To Make Settling Your Restaurant Bill “Waiter-Free” (via TechCrunch)

Klutch snags $1.5M in hopes of making group scheduling mainstream (via VentureBeat)

Drifty, Makers Of The Ionic Mobile Framework, Raise $1 Million (via TechCrunch)

Education

Speed-Reader Startup Spritz Closing $3.5M Seed (via TechCrunch)

Commerce

Car rental service Drive.sg raises almost $800,000, plots Asia expansion (via Tnooz)

India’s TeaBox Raises Seed Funding From Accel To Build An Online Starbucks For Disrupting Global Tea Market (via TechCrunch)

Shareight Busts Records By Raising $1M On Seedrs, The Crowd Equity Platform (via TechCrunch)

Social Media

Anonymous Social App Secret Confirms $8.6 Million In New Funding (via TechCruch)

Video

‘Next Generation’ Cable Provider ‘Layer3 TV’ Raises $21 Million (via Lost Remote)

Energy

Energy Foundry Invests in the Future of Batteries (via company press release)

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