Mobile ad startup Voxel raises $1.6 mln in seed funding

Voxel, which launched Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from First Round Capital, Pinnacle Ventures, Sherpalo Ventures and individual investors Sanjay Jha (former Motorola CEO), David Limp (vice president of Kindle at Amazon) and Joyo Wijaya (co-founder of Tandem Ventures). The company was co-founded by Y Combinator alumni David Zhao and Russ d’Sa.

GetGoing Partners Launches Integrated Hotel Booking Service

GetGoing, a personalized travel search and booking site, has launched a service for travelers to book hotels on GetGoing.com through a partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network. GetGoing is a Y Combinator company based in San Francisco backed by a number of venture capital and private equity funds.

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Venture Investing Climbs in the Second Quarter

Venture capitalists distributed $8.1 billion to startups in the second quarter, an increase over the previous three quarters, but down from a year ago, according to PitchBook. The deal count also declined from the second quarter of last year.

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This Tuesday morning we find out a bit more about Chinese private equity, that there are more exits coming from Asia e-commerce firms and that FundersClub has raised a vehicle for recent Y Combinator graduates.

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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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peHUB First Read

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.

YourMechanic Raises $1.8M From Y Combinator, Milner, Kutcher, SV Angel, Others

YourMechanic said it raised $1.8 million in seed funding from investors including Y Combinator, Yuri Milner, Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel, CrunchFund and SoftTechVC. The Mountain View, Calif., company is developing a mobile car repair service. PRESS RELEASE YourMechanic Launches to Bring the Mechanic To You Company Announces $1.8 Million in Seed Funding (San Francisco, CA) […]

The World, And Facebook, According To Reid Hoffman

Facebook stock is likely an attractive long-term buy, Y Combinator might be seeing stress signs from its expansion, and Greylock Partner’s Discovery Fund is now three-quarters through its $20 million in capital. So says Reid Hoffman.

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