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Child care marketplace CareLulu pulls in $1.7 mln

Online child care marketplace CareLulu has closed $1.7 million in seed funding. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Crunchfund, The Startup Factory and 500 Startups. According to the company, the capital will be used for personnel hiring and market expansion.

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Parenthoods picks up more than $1.3 mln

San Francisco-based local parenting community Parenthoods has received more than $1.3 million in funding, a company spokesperson confirmed. Slow Ventures led the round led by with participation from other investors that included Lowercase Capital, Liberty City Ventures and 500 Startups.

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Metamorphic backs travel search engine Wanderu

Wanderu has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding led by Metamorphic VenturesAlta Ventures also joined the round, which included 500 Startups, Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, and individual investors Craig Lentzsch (former CEO of Greyhound), John Balen (general partner at Canaan Partners) and Brad Feld (managing director at Foundry Group), among others. The Boston-based company previously raised a $2.4 million round led by Alta Ventures. Wanderu, which targets Millennials, provides travel search engine services for bus and train rides.

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Avegant nabs $9.37 mln Series A

Avegant has raised $9.37 million in Series A funding. Intel Capital and NHN Investment led the round with participation from other investors that included Kaiwu Capital, Crunch Fund, 500 Startups, DN Capital, Calvin Broadus Jr. and the Michigan Angel Fund. Avegant is a developer of wearable near eye displays.

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Nirvana Venture Advisors backs Kartrocket

India-based Kartrocket, an ecommerce enablement platform for SMEs and retailers, has received close to $2 million in Series A funding. Nirvana Venture Advisors led the round with participation from 500 Startups and Beenos (NetPrice).

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LeadGenius racks up $6 mln

LeadGenius has received $6 million in Series A funding. Sierra Ventures led the round with participation from a number of investors that included Kapor Capital, Alexis Ohanian, FundersClub, Fuel Capital, Bee Partners, Sam Altman, Scrum Ventures, CRCM and 500 Startups. Based in Berkeley, Calif., LeadGenius provides prospecting solutions for sales organizations.

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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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