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

Social

Tinder competitor Mbrace nabs seven-figure funding round (via VentureBeat)

Education

Flashnotes Raises $3.6M in Series A to Accelerate Adoption of Peer-Learning Platform (via BostInno)

Commerce

YC Alum Asseta, A Marketplace For Used Manufacturing Equipment, Raises $535K (via TechCrunch)

Yandex invests in MultiShip: A perfect match on the Russian e-commerce service scene (via VentureBeat)

Gaming

CashBet closes $1.7 million funding round for online gambling platform (via Inside Mobile Apps)

Devices/Gadgets

Boombotix raises $4 million in funding (via Pulse2.0)

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