Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:
Lagoa Technologies has secured $1.6 million in Seed funding for its cloud-based 3D design platform. Investors include 500 Startups, Atlas Venture, Real Ventures and RHO Ventures, and unnamed Angels. The company is based on Montreal and has offices in Boston and Bonn, Germany. More on the startup and the funding, via Xconomy.
DataRPM, a startup based out of Fairfax, Virginia announced today that it has raised $250K in Angel funding to help build out its SaaS (software-as-a-service) natural language processing and search-based analysis product for big data. More details on the funding, via GigaOM.
Close.io is the latest sales force software startup to garner a substantial new chunk of funding. The amount has not been disclosed, but investors include Bebo co-founder Michael Birch, SV Angel, Spark Capital and David Tisch, according to TechCrunch.
Tech products site Grand St. has landed $1.3 million in new Seed funding. Investors in the round include First Round Capital, BoxGroup, Gary Vaynerchuk, betaworks, Collaborative Fund, MESA+, Quotidian Ventures and Undercurrent, according to VentureBeat. The New York City-based company’s site is currently in private beta.
Other funding and acquisition announcements today…
Language learning giant Rosetta Stone has acquired startup Livemocha for $8.5 million. Here’s a letter from Livemocha’s CEO about the ‘merger,’ posted on the company’s blog.
Contextual political data startup ElectNext has closed a $1.3 million Seed round. More on the funding, from TechCrunch.
Backend payments solutions provider Balanced has added $1.3 million to its Seed funding, bringing its total raised to $3.4 million. Here’s the company’s blog post about the new investment.
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