Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Redpoint pulls in $400M for early-stage startups; ChowNow lands $3M to enable more people to chow…now…through Facebook

By Editor January 18, 2013

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


Redpoint Ventures raises $400 million fund for early-stage investments (via gigaom)


ChowNow raises $3 million to give restaurants quick, easy online and mobile tools (via VentureBeat)

Tred Gets $1.7M To Be An Uber For Car Test Drives (via TechCrunch)

Social TV Startup Kwarter Raises $4 Million To Help Broadcasters And Brands Build Second-Screen Apps (via TechCrunch)

Rocket Lawyer Acquires LawPivot To Add A Quora-Like Q&A Platform To Online Legal Services Site (via TechCrunch)


InternMatch Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Beyond Internships To Include Paying Jobs, Is Thinking About Rebranding (via TechCrunch)


JustFab Acquires Subscription-Based Kids Clothing Service FabKids (via TechCrunch)

Zirtual Raises Financing from Tony Hsieh, LasVegas Tech Fund and Mayfield Fund


Flatiron Health Raises $8 Million from Google Ventures, First Round Capital and LabCorp


The world’s thinnest watch — the anti-Pebble — has now raised over $500K on Kickstarter (via VentureBeat)


DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data (via TechCrunch)


Here’s why AppGratis raises a $13,5M Series A with Iris Capital & the Orange Publicis fund (via AppGratis company blog)


Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli (via TechCrunch)

LoopMe raises Super Angel funding to develop social mobile ‘ad inbox’ innovation, a global first from a UK company

Fanplayr Raises $2M Seed Round To Help More eCommerce Sites Upsell Like Amazon (via TechCrunch)

Tongal’s site for crowdsourced ad videos raises $15M (via VentureBeat)


NextSpace Raises $825K To Fund More Coworking Communities (via TechCrunch)