Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Ecommerce startup Soldsie lands $400K+ through FundersClub; Yiftee gets $850K for local gifting service

By Editor January 11, 2013

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

Ecommerce

Proving The Value Of Crowdfunding, Soldsie Raises $425K And Hires One Of 72 Investors Via FundersClub (via TechCrunch)

Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service (via TechCrunch)

BlueKite Announces $1.5 Million Seed Round Led by Founders and PeopleFund

Etsy-Style Social Commerce Platform Startup, Kitsy Lane, Raises $3.5M Series A Led By Data Point Capital, Longworth Venture Partners (via TechCrunch)

GetYourGuide Raises $14 Million Series A Round from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe

BitPay to Expand with Funding Round

Cloud

BetterCloud Closes on $5M Series A

ConnectSolutions shakes off the bootstraps with $10M in initial funding (via VentureBeat)

Gaming

Applicasa Raises $1 Million To Help Mobile Game Developers Manage Virtual Stores, Target Players With Promotions Or Ads (via TechCrunch)

Web/Content

LinkedIn Competitor XING Buys Glassdoor-like Startup Kununu For $12.3M, But Will It Fare Well? (via TechCrunch)

Advertising/Marketing

More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Essence Buys Mass Market Mobile Agency Point Reach (via TechCrunch)

Healthcare

Ovuline Raises $1.4M From Lightbank, David Cohen And Others To Help Women Track Fertility And Pregnancy (via TechCrunch)