By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor
Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:
Front Desk, a startup that offers mobile device-focused business management tools for small service providers, has closed a $3.2 million Seed funding round. It was led by Second Avenue Partners. The company’s focus is on local businesses like yoga studios, personal trainers, doctors, dog walkers and landscapers. Its software gives business owners access to scheduling and attendance management, billing and secure payment processing, digital document management, payroll tracking and email marketing via mobile device. The small, local business sector has traditionally been a hard nut to crack, but after it launched in beta just this past March, Front Desk’s investors apparently found its approach convincing.
Year Founded: 2011
Innovation: Mobile device-focused business management tools for small, local service providers.
Total Funding: $3.2 million
More funding and acquisitions news…
EBay buys shopping research site Decide.com (via VentureBeat)
ZappRx gets $1M for its e-prescription app (via VentureBeat)
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