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

Social

After a number of false starts, Branch gets acquired by Facebook to help build smart conversations (via GigaOm)

Devices/Gadgets

SNUPI Technologies Raises $7.5M from WRF, Madrona to Take Wally to Market (via Xconomy)

Finance

U.K. Fintech Startup, Bright*Sun, Gets $200k For Its Algorithmic VC Deal-Sourcing Tech (via TechCrunch)

Commerce

Cloud-based billing solutions firm ChargeBee raises $800K from Accel Partners (via VC Circle)

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