Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Born out of a popular Palo Alto restaurant, OwnerListens gets $1.1 million to power its local business feedback platform

By Editor May 13, 2013

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:


OwnerListens, a new twist on local business reviews that allows customers to send anonymous messages to local merchants and enables the owner to respond via SMS, has landed $1.1 million in Seed funding. Investors include Menlo Ventures, Promus Ventures, Commerce Ventures and Subtraction Capital. The idea was hatched at a local Palo Alto restaurant called Oren’s Hummus (and the restaurant’s owner is an OwnerListens co-founder), according to TechCrunch.


Task management app Any.DO has raised $3.5 million in Seed funding from investors that include Genesis Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Blumberg Capital, Joe Lonsdale and Joe Greenstein. The San Francisco–based startup was founded in 2010 and raised $1 million in Angel funding in November of 2011. Here’s more on the new funding, from GigaOm.

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Compiled by StartUp Beat editor Brian Kovalesky.