Vakast raises $1.3M for its vacation rentals booking site

Vakast, an aggregated vacation rentals search and booking site, has announced that it has raised $1.3 million in Seed funding. Investors include Blackstone Group’s Chinh Chu and Ken Pansuria, co-founder of the Fine Hospitality Group. The Newport Beach, California-based company describes its platform as “an Expedia-like experience” which enables travelers to search and book … [Read more...]

Advice Wallet settles on $1.5M in funding for its restaurant payment app

Advice Wallet, a mobile payments startup that has built a payments app for consumers called ‘Settle,’ has closed a $1.5 million venture funding round from Russian VC Life.SREDA. The Kiev, Ukraine-based company’s platform allows restaurant patrons to order, pay their tab, and tip their server from their smartphone. It is targeting the Eastern European market, and plans to launch … [Read more...]

ViralGains gets $2.3M for its viral video marketing platform

According to reports and an SEC filing from this week, viral video marketing startup ViralGains has raised $2.3 million in funding as part of a larger $3.3 million Seed offering. The Boston-based company, which is a graduate of the 500 Startups and MassChallenge accelerators, is focused on facilitating viral video ad campaigns and content through its Praxis marketing platform … [Read more...]

MXHero completes its Seed funding round with an additional $500K

Email management applications platform MXHero has closed its Seed round with $500,000 in additional funds from investors that include White Star Capital, GW Holdings, and Actinic Ventures, according to reports. The new money brings the company's total Seed raise to just about $1.8 million. The startup offers a suite of applications for better managing email. It was founded … [Read more...]

JuiceBox Games leverages an experienced team to land $2.5M

Mobile ‘midcore’ games developer JuiceBox Games has raised $2.5 million in Seed funding. Investors include Initial Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Index Ventures, and Maveron, along with ex-EA CEO John Riccitiello and Zynga co-founder Scott Dale. The San Francisco-based studio already has found success with its HonorBound mobile role playing game, which has surpassed more … [Read more...] raises $2M for its interactive location-based tech

Krakow, Poland-based micro-location technology startup has secured $2 million in new venture funding from Sunstone Capital. Originally built to help the visually impaired navigate public areas, the company offers beacon device hardware, backend, and software—including an open API and SDKs, basically offering a comprehensive platform for micro-location based … [Read more...]

Voyat launches out of beta and reveals $1.8M in Seed funding for its CRM offering for hotels

Social CRM tool for hotels Voyat has emerged from beta today and announced the closing of $1.8 million in Seed funding. Investors in the round are Metamorphic Ventures, Eniac Ventures, BoxGroup and Angel investors. The startup has launched with two products that are built to help hotels better connect with customers and maintain long-term relationships with them through … [Read more...]

Kurbo Health nets $5.8M in new funding for its weight loss app for kids

Healthtech startup Kurbo Health, which offers a weight loss app for children and teens, has closed a $5.8 million Series A funding round. Investors include Signia Venture Partners, Data Collective, Bessemer Venture Partners and Promus Ventures. The San Francisco-based company is currently participating in the Rock Health accelerator, and has built a subscription mobile … [Read more...]

Thinknum lands $1M for better financial analysis

Thinknum, a startup that has built a financial analysis and research platform, has raised $1 million in Seed funding, led by Pejman Mar Ventures. Other investors include Signature Capital, Green Visor Capital, 645 Angels, HKB Capital and 500 Startups. The New York City-based company’s platform was built to facilitate cooperation between analysts and help them create unified … [Read more...]

Pogoseat gets $2.3M to enable fans to instantly upgrade seats

Los Angeles-based Pogoseat, which offers a mobile app that enables attendees of live events to instantly upgrade seats or purchase various event experiences, has raised $2.3 million in Seed funding. Investors include Structure Capital, SK Ventures, Zelkova Ventures, Broad Strategy Fund, Kima Ventures and Universal Music Group. Pogoseat targets venues’ desire to fill unused … [Read more...]