Ireland-based PropelAd grabs $650K

PropelAd has closed $650,000 in seed funding. Colm Long, former VP of global operations at Facebook, led the round with participation from Tribal.vc and Enterprise Ireland. Based in Ireland, PropelAd is a provider of digital advertising automation solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Boxed picks up $6.5 mln

Boxed said Tuesday that it has received $6.5 million in Series A funding. Greycroft Partners, First Round Capital and Signia Venture Partners led the round with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Social Starts, BoxGroup, former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta and former Zynga COO David Ko. Boxed is a mobile commerce firm that provides discounts for warehouse club shopping.

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U.S. television presenter Winfrey arrives for birthday dinner party of former president of South Africa Mandela in London
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Facebook acquires VC-backed ProtoGeo Oy

According to a blog post on its site, ProtoGeo Oy, developer of the Moves app, which focuses on helping people run a clean activity diary, has been acquired by Facebook. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Helsinki, Finland, ProtoGeo was seeded by Lifeline Ventures, PROfounders, AJP Holding, Juha Lindfors, Jyri Engeström and Tekes. To read the announcement, visit here.

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