By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

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

Hanover, Germany-based CouchCommerce has landed $500,000 in Seed funding to build out its service that optimizes ecommerce stores for mobile devices. Investors are German firms Hannover Beteiligungsfonds and the Venturepreneurs Organisation. The startup is part of a group of new firms that offer software that helps ecommerce sites develop better and more effective experiences for mobile. It also offers an open-source web app development framework (couchcommerce.org). CouchCommerce was founded in early-2012.

Vital Info.:

Website: www.couchcommerce.com

HQ: Hanover, Germany

Founders: Alexander Ringsdorff, Felix Hanos, Kai-Thomas Krause, Nadine Schmitt

Year Founded: 2012

Seed Investors: Hannover Beteiligungsfonds, Venturepreneurs Organisation

Innovation: Offers a SaaS [software-as-a-service] and open-source SDK that enables ecommerce sites to develop better and more effective experiences for mobile devices.

Total Funding: $500,000

(Sources: CouchCommerce, TechCrunch, CrunchBase)

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