The week in tech startups, December 9, 2011…
By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor
Things have slowed down a bit in technology funding and acquisitions, presumably because of the holiday season, but this week still featured several notable, mostly later-stage deals. There were, however, also some early-stage funding announcements of note, highlighted by online health community HealthTap’s $11.5 million in Series A that included Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors (see below for the full list). Notable acquisitions this week included gaming startup Red Robot Labs picking up UK-based games studio Supermono and Lattice Semiconductor’s acquisition of custom mobile device solutions provider SiliconBlue.
StartUp Beat this week featured Q&As with the founders of a dynamic group of startups—online polling and collaboration engine VoteIt, apps productivity and sharing platform Hojoki, and in-store navigation and shopping platform aisle411; and a Featured Startup Pitch from social media monitoring and reporting suite StatFly.
This week’s Series A and Seed funding announcements:
Late Night Labs – $1.1 million
MarkaVIP – $5 million
HealthTap – $11.5 million
TouchType – $2.4 million
Iron.io – $1.4 million
OrderWithMe – $3 million