Funding and Acquisitions News: Mobile app for coaches UberSense lands $1.1 million from Google Ventures and others

By Editor September 21, 2012

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


UberSense raises $1.1 million from Google Venture, Atlas, and others to support sports coaching app (via

L.A.-based Scopely secures $8.5m for mobile social apps (via DigitalMediaWire)

After Nixing M&A Offers, Android Panorama Developer TeliportMe Nabs Funding From Bill Gross, 500 Startups (via TechCrunch)

OpenSignal raises $1.3M to map mobile network quality (via gigaom)

Nuance buys Ditech Networks for $22.5M to bolster voice technology (via VentureBeat)

Open Ocean Invests $1.3M To Push Crowdsourced Directory Truecaller’s Global Reach (via TechCrunch)

StearClear, The App That Gets Your Car Home When You’re Too Drunk To Drive, Raises $600K, Plans Expansion (via TechCrunch)


MapBox, A Contributor To OpenStreetMap, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation (via TechCrunch)

Local-search site Stik leaves Silicon Valley for Detroit, announces $2.5 million funding (via VentureBeat)

SingTel buys sticky photo aggregator Pixable for $26.5M (via gigaom)

Tely Labs nabs $13M from Comcast, DCM for Skype calling on your TV (via VentureBeat)


Double Robotics raises $250,000 to keep up with demand for its iPad-powered telepresence robot (via The Verge)

iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million (via TechCrunch)


Kairos Lands $500K To Bring Facial Recognition Tech To Employee Time Clocks (via TechCrunch)


After Radical Changes, YC-Backed MinoMonsters Hits 1.5M Players, Gets A Little More Funding (via TechCrunch)


From The Rumor Mill: Everyday Health Is Snapping Up Social Media Marketer EQAL For Up To $20M (via TechCrunch)

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HotOrNot Founder Launches Mobile, Social App Perceptual Networks, Raises $1M From First Round, Steve Chen, Max Levchin And Others (via TechCrunch)


Charlie O’Donnell’s Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Raises $3.5M (via TechCrunch)

Paris-Based Ventech Close To Closing €100M Fund To Invest In Europe And BRICs (via TechCrunch)