Funding and Acquisitions News: Silver car lands $11.5M in initial funding to disrupt the airport rental car experience

By Editor October 12, 2012

This week’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news roundup:


Silvercar revs up its airport rental service with $11.5M (via VentureBeat)

Ride-Sharing Startup SideCar Raises $10 Million From Lightspeed And Google Ventures To Expand Into New Markets (via TechCrunch)

LendUp Raises Cash From Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures And Others To Disrupt Payday Loans (via TechCrunch)

Online men’s retailer Frank&Oak raises $5M, led by Lightbank (via gigaom)

E-Commerce Delivery Startup Shutl Lands Another $3.2M In Run-Up To U.S. Launch (via TechCrunch)


Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books (via gigaom)

StyleCaster acquires Daily Makeover, raises $2M in fresh funding (via VentureBeat)

Kobo acquires digital publishing company Aquafadas (via IT Pro Portal)

PublicStuff Raises $5 Million To Connect Residents With Their City Governments In Real Time (via TechCrunch)


Grantoo Nabs $1.7M, Steals EA Canada CTO To Help Students Pay Tuition By Playing Social Games (via TechCrunch)


CreativeLIVE scores $7.5M from Greylock for cable TV meets online ed platform (via gigaom)

CourseHorse Gets $500K Seed Funding To Expand Class Booking Engine Beyond NYC (via TechCrunch)


EcoFactor closes $8M for energy data, analytics (via gigaom)

Social Media

Social Beauty Startup Raises $800K From Genesis & Horizons Ventures (via TechCrunch)


getTalent Helps Companies Build Relationships With Job Candidates, Raises $2.6M Led By SuccessFactors (via TechCrunch)


Swarm, A Mobile Tool For Retailers, Raises $1M From Nas, ShoeDazzle Founder Brian Lee, And VICE Co-Founder Gavin McInnes (via TechCrunch)

Funambol gets $5.75M to fuel mobile carriers’ cloud services (via gigaom)


ExactTarget Buys Pardot For $95.5M And iGoDigital For $21M As Marketing Solutions Consolidate (via TechCrunch)

Anametrix nabs $4 million to bring predictive analytics to marketers (via VentureBeat)


Attivio nabs $34M to bring all your unstructured data into one place (via VentureBeat)


Lithium Acquires Social CRM Application For Call Centers, Social Dynamx (via TechCrunch)


Trinity Ventures using $325M warchest for SaaS and e-commerce startups (via VentureBeat)