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

Commerce

Chewse, a new entrant into the online food orders business focused on helping office admins manage catering, has raised $1 million in Seed funding from 500 Startups and Chris Sacca, among others. Other investors in the San Francisco-based company include Telegraph Hill, InnoSpring, Benjamin Ling and Richard Chen, according to TechCrunch.

IT/Security

Veritrix, which has built a physical identification verification platform utilizing video and voice recordings to authenticate users for enterprise systems, has closed a $2.4 million funding round according to a filing with the SEC. The Palo Alto-based company was founded in 2008. VentureBeat had the scoop on the funding and the SEC filing.

Finance/Investment

Cendana Capital, which invests exclusively in institutional Seed funds to help facilitate more early-stage funding from VCs, has closed on its $88 million fund, according to a filing with the SEC. Here’s a rundown from PandoDaily, which was first to report on the raise.

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