The week in tech startups, December 23, 2011: A big chunk of change for gaming startup Razer; a number of acquisitions to close out the year; and one of the best new company names ever
By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor,
This week included some notable acquisitions and at least one giant funding round. Gaming hardware and accessories startup Razer raked in a whopping $50 million for the new year. Other notable funding announcements included Appconomy’s $10 million Series A, and Eventasaurus’s Angel round—notable because the company has perhaps the best name of any new startup this year.
StartUp Beat featured Q&As with Own Point of Sale—which recently raised a $1.2 million Seed round—and coupon and deals aggregator CouponCabin; and Featured Startup Pitches from social platform for beta testing BetaBeat and foodservice social media loyalty platform ServisTree.
Seed and Series A funding this week:
BestVendor – $3 million
Eventasaurus – Undisclosed
Appconomy – $10 million
Razer – $50 million
Ge.tt – €350K
SurDoc – $4 million
SpreeCast – $4 million
Cloudability – $1.1 million
Rock City Apps – Undisclosed
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