By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

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

If you’ve ever found the process of finding a rental in a big city to be difficult and frustrating (I know I have every time), you are exactly who RadPad is targeting. And the startup has landed $200,000 in Seed funding to make your next housing search pleasant (or at least less frustrating). Investors in the Los Angeles-based company are the AmplifyLA accelerator, and Angels Tom McInerney and Viddy co-founder Chris Ovitz. The service is currently available in four cities—Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Austin, which just launched. The app’s focus is mobility (it’s available on iOS, and desktop) and photos, requiring each listing to include at least three photos. It also utilizes a Google Maps interface in its searches to help house hunters locate neighborhoods of interest and focus their searches there. RadPad was founded last summer by Jonathan Eppers, who was formerly a product manager at eHarmony and Myspace. (Sources: RadPad, TechCrunch)

Vital Stats:

Website: www.onradpad.com

HQ: Los Angeles

Founder: Jonathan Eppers

Founded: 2012

Investors: AmplifyLA, Tom McInerney, Chris Ovitz

Total Funding: $200,000

More funding news…

Fanatix Bolsters Its Seed With Another $1M As Its Mobile Social Network For Sports Fans Hits 1M Monthly Actives, Up 566% Since January (via TechCrunch)

Linea scores $4 million to give people yet another way to tell stories through photos (via The Next Web)

Captricity raises $4.5M to turn handwritten documents into structured data (via VentureBeat)

SoftBank Capital Raises $53 Million Fund To Continue Investing In New York Startups (via Business Insider)

Beautylish dabs on $6.5M to grow community that really (really) loves cosmetics (via VentureBeat)

EduKart raises $500,000 to make waves in India’s online education market (via The Next Web)

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