Today’s technology early-stage funding and acquisitions news roundup:


Pathbrite Secures Series A Funding From Rethink Education

JustAnswer rebrands as Pearl, raises $25M (via VatorNews)

VHX Raises $1.25 Million From Lerer Ventures And Angels To Democratize Video Distribution Online (via TechCrunch)

More funding news…


Kiosked Nabs $5.75M From Rovio Chairman To Give Publishers An Alternative To Banner Ads (via TechCrunch)

Mobile Ad Network Todacell Raises $2 Million and Hires Mark Lehmann as CEO While Doubling Revenue


Bitcasa Raises $7 Million in Series A Funding


Crushpath Gets $2M To Help Salespeople Seal The Deal: Charles River Ventures And More Are Backing (via TechCrunch)


Vungle Creates $1M Fund To Lure Top Mobile Developers To Its New App Promotion Platform (via TechCrunch) (See StartUp Beat’s recent Q&A with Vungle’s co-founder)