Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Among a slew of ecommerce funding announcements, ‘Pinterest for products’ site Wanelo raises at a $100M-plus valuation

By Editor March 3, 2013

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


Pinterest For Products Wanelo Raises At North Of $100M (via TechCrunch)

Stitch Fix Gets $4.75M Series A To Scale Out Its Tech-Enabled Personal Shopping Service (via TechCrunch)

Getable raises $1.8M, targets construction tool rentals (via Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Payments Company Plastiq Raises $6 Million Series A, Makes It Easier For Merchants To Accept Credit Cards Online (via TechCrunch)

Hong Kong’s SnapTee Gets Seed Funding for its Custom T-Shirts Store (via Tech In Asia)

Online Gym Network payasUgym Beefs Up With Further $1.4M Funding, Hints At International Expansion (via TechCrunch)

Online Ordering Platform For Restaurants EatStreet Raises $2 Million Series A By Focusing On Underserved Markets (via TechCrunch)

Russian mobile payment startup uBank raises $8m from Runa Capital to spur global growth (via TheNextWeb)


Mobile Gaming Startup Red Hot Labs Raises $1.5 Million (via AllThingsD)

Social Media

UpTo wants to be the social glue of tomorrow, adds $1.5M, and opens its event stream platform (via VentureBeat)


Video Chat Startup Rabbit Raises $3.3 Million From Google Ventures, CrunchFund, And Bebo Founder Michael Birch (via TechCrunch)

Synapsify rasies $600,000 in seed capital (via Research Magazine)

Relaxation Resource Launches iPhone App That Helps You Chill, Grabs $415K In Angel Funding (via TechCrunch)

Data Raises $1.1 Million To Structure The World Of Big Data (via TechCrunch)


School analytics startup Kickboard scores $2M to put student data to work (via gigaom)

With $1M, Thiel-backed Thinkful builds a one-on-one tutoring business atop its online ed peers (via gigaom)

With Series A Funding From SoftBank Ventures Korea, SmarTots Helps Educational App Developers Localize For China (via TechCrunch)


Armor5 Launches with $2M in Seed Funding (via PEHub)


Practice Fusion Makes First Acquisition In Thiel-Backed Mobile Health Startup 100Plus To Help It Build Products For Patients (via TechCrunch)


Rackspace buys its way into MongoDB market with ObjectRocket (via gigaom)


Codenvy raises $9M to take code for a ride in the cloud (via VentureBeat)


VidIQ Raises $800,000 From Mark Cuban And Others To Give YouTube Producers Actionable Analytics (via TechCrunch)


CircleCI gets $1.5M to build out continuous integration service (via gigaom)


AirWatch, Global Enterprise Mobile Management Leader, Secures $200 Million Series A Investment


Twilio and 500 Startups join forces to power European innovation (via VentureBeat)

Nielsen Launches $25M Chief Scientist Backed Early Stage Investment Fund In Israel (via TechCrunch)

Spark Capital closes $450 million fourth fund to continue consumer-oriented investing (via gigaom)

First Round Expands $500K Student-Run Investment Arm, Dorm Room Fund, To New York City Universities (via TechCrunch)