The week in technology startups, November 11, 2011…

By Editor November 11, 2011

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor 

This week was highlighted by a slew of early-stage funding announcements in the range of 500K to several million dollars (see a full list below). On the acquisitions front, Google made waves with its acquisition of two companies clearly aimed at bolstering its Google+ offering and competing with Facebook in social media—in-site search company Apture and social contacts organizer Katango.

StartUp Beat this week featured Q&As with ecommerce personalization solutions provider Barilliance, web-based employment sourcing tool Scavado, and a new entrant into the daily deals space—DealATize. Also, check out this week’s flashback to a Featured Startup Pitch from BiteHunter—a search engine for daily deals at restaurants that this week secured an additional $800K in new funding.

Seed and Series A technology funding announcements this week:

Dispatch – $965K
MinoMonsters – $1 million
Flow – $3 million
Shareaholic – $1.9 million
Flowdock – $650K
PunchTab – $4.4 million
Parse – $5.5 million
Luluvise – $1 million
Mention Mobile – $250K
Own – $1.2 million
BagThat – $3.2 million
Aksel Group – $500K