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This morning peHUB brings you links to 47 new start-ups from Y Combinator; State Street’s Investor Confidence Index which is falling and America’s most content and miserable cities.

Samsung Invests in Cloudant

Cloudant, a cloud-hosted database provider based in boston, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corp. Cloudant was founded in 2008 by three MIT physicists; it has previously raised $4 million, including from Y Combinator and In-Q-Tel.

FarmLogs Secures Seed Funding

FarmLogs has closed a $1 million seed funding round co-led by Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund participated in the investment along with angel investors. FarmLogs is a Michigan startup and Y Combinator alum that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability.

FundersClub Raises Significant Seed Round

FundersClub, a marketplace for private investing, has closed a significant round of seed funding. Investors in the round included First Round Capital, Y Combinator, Draper Associates, Felicis Ventures, Spark Capital, Digital Garage, Intel Capital, Y Combinator-affiliated funds (Andreessen Horowitz, Start Fund, SV Angel, and General Catalyst Partners), Investmon Sarl, NetPrice, Global Venture Alliance and Plug and Play Tech Center.

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Catch up on the latest news after the weekend with this morning’s First Read which reveals who will survive the biotech VC downturn, the latest in Asian private equity news and who has raised the largest ever seed round in Y Combinator history.

Ancestry.com Purchases 1000memories

Online family history resource Ancestry.com has acquired San Francisco-based startup 1000memories. Founded in 2010, 1000memories makes it easy to digitize and share photos and stories from the past. The business was funded by angel and institutional investors, including Greylock Partners, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Founder Collective, and Lowercase Capital.

Grishin Robotics Invests in Y Combinator Graduate Double Robotics

Grishin Robotics has made a $250,000 investment into Double Robotics, a recent graduate from Y Combinator. The business builds telepresence robots. Current customers of Double Robotics use the product for teleconferencing, security surveillance, real estate and museum tours, healthcare, presentation purposes and many others.

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