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Shippo bags $2 mln in round led by SoftTech VC

San Francisco-based Shippo, which simplifies shipping for ecommerce vendors and partners, has received $2 million in seed funding. SoftTech VC led the round with participation from other investors that included Version One Ventures, 500 Startups, Slow Ventures and Funders Club.

TrustedCompany.com nabs $1 mln Series A

TrustedCompany.com has raised $1 million in Series A funding in a round led by TENGELMANN ventures. Other backers included 500 Startups and Asia Venture Group. Based in Hong Kong and Malaysia, TrustedCompany.com is a consumer reviews site.

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Business research platform Whale Path picks up $1.1 mln

Whale Path said Thursday that it closed $1.1 million in seed financing. The investors included TMT Investments, Kima Ventures, 500 Startups, Altair Capital, FundersClub, Wefunder and Ben Narasin. Based in San Francisco and Sunnyvale, Calif., Whale Path is a on-demand business research platform for corporate customers.

WHILL closes $11 mln Series A

Hardware company WHILL has closed $11 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by investment firm Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. US investors 500 Startups and Sun Microsystems Co-founder and former CEO, Scott McNealy, Jochu and NTT Docomo Ventures also participated in the round.

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AuditFile nets $3 mln

AuditFile has raised $3 million in funding. The investors included Banneker Partners, Tim Draper, Ray Tonsing, Green Visor Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, BoostVC and 500 Startups. Based in San Francisco, AuditFile is a provider of engagement solutions for CPA firms.

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BVP leads Series A round for Social Tables

Social Tables, a hospitality software provider, has closed $8 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Thayer Ventures, Militello Capital, 500 Startups, Middleland Capital and Fortify Ventures.

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ViralGains raises $2.8 mln from investor group, rapper Nas

Hub Angels has led $2.8 million of funding in ViralGains, which provides an online video ad platform. The funding round included participation of 45 investors, including 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, Chicago-based Pallasite Ventures, Boston’s Launch Capital and Boston-based angels Ty Danco, Joe Caruso, Jay Batson and Semyon Dukach. Also, rapper Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones joined the investment group. ViralGains is seeking a total of $3.3 million in funding.

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ZipZap nabs $1.1 mln

ZipZap has raised $1.1 million in funding. Investors included AngelList Syndicate, 500 Startups and Blumberg Capital. In addition to the funding, ZipZap has named Jim Griffin as senior vice president of currency. Headquartered in San Francisco, ZipZap is a global payment network.

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ExCo inks $3.3 mln Series A to launch Paidy

ExCo said Tuesday that it has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding. Arbor Ventures led the round with participation from CyberAgent Ventures, Recruit Strategic Partners, 500 Startups and Cherubic Ventures. The capital will be used to launch Paidy, a payment solutions provider that doesn’t require a credit card or pre-registration. ExCo builds financial services platforms for Japan and Asia.

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Reputation startup Traity grabs $4.7 mln Series A

Reputation standard startup Traity said Thursday that it has raised $4.7 million in Series A funding. ACTIVE Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included Horizons Ventures, KRW Schindler Private Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Lanta Digital Ventures and 500 Startups.

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500 Startups to openly solicit for new seed fund

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups will openly market its next seed fund taking advantage of newly approved rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission allowing the broad public solicitation of investors.

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Box buys VC-backed cloud storage provider Streem

Data storage firm Box has acquired Streem, the latter confirmed in an announcement on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in San Francisco, Streem is a provider of unlimited cloud storage solutions. Its backers include Y Combinator, Arbor Ventures, Ironfire Capital, 500 Startups, Start Fund and Socialatom Ventures. To read the post, visit here.

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Love With Food pulls in $1.4 mln

Love With Food has received $1.4 million in funding. The investors included Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, TEEC Angel Fund, Angel List Syndicate, Ironfire Capital and Scrum Ventures. Love With Food is a consumer food marketing data platform.

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Parking app SpotHero nabs $4.5 mln Series A

SpotHero has closed $4.5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V, e.ventures, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn has been added to SpotHero’s board of directors. Headquartered in Chicago, SpotHero is an on-demand parking app.

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