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Spreadsheet startup Airtable fetches $3 mln

San Francisco-based spreadsheet startup Airtable, which publicly launched on Wednesday, has secured $3 million in funding, said a source at the company. The backers included Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, Data Collective, Crunchfund, Box Group, Ashton Kutcher, Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator and Othman Laraki, former vice president of product at Twitter.

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Iotera collects $1 mln

Silicon Valley-based Iotera, a provider of pet-tracking technology, has raised $1 million in funding. ZenShin Capital Partners led the round with participation from Crunchfund, Startup Capital Ventures, String Ventures, EarlyMarket and Rubicon Venture Capital.

Wellington Partners backs Onfido

London-based Onfido, which specializes in providing background checks for companies, has secured $4.5 million in Series A funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Wellington Partners led the round with other investors that included CrunchFund. According to Onfido, the capital infusion will be used for personnel hiring and technology development. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

GameAnalytics scores $5.5 mln Series A

Danish analytics platform GameAnalytics has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. The investors in this round included Sunstone Capital, Crunchfund and Beta Angels. In addition to the financing, the firm has named Luke Aviet as CEO, Nick Roveta as vice president of strategic partnerships and Claus Moseholm as chief commercial officer.

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Playdots pulls in $10 mln Series A

Mobile games creator Playdots has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Tencent and Greycroft Partners led the round with participation from other investors such as Northzone and Crunchfund.

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Errand service Alfred nets $2 mln

Alfred has closed $2 million in funding. Spark Capital led the round with participation from SV Angel and CrunchFund. Headquartered in New York, Alfred is a subscription errand service.

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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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Zen99 rakes in nearly $2.5 mln seed

Zen99 has raised nearly $2.5 million in seed funding. The investors included Upside Partnership, Collaborative Fund, Y Combinator, SV Angel and CrunchFund. Based in San Francisco, Zen99 is a provider of tax and insurance tools for independent workers.

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BVP and General Catalyst leads $3.5 mln seed round for Abacus

Abacus has received $3.5 million in seed funding, the company confirmed in a blog post on its site. Bessemer Venture Partners and General Catalyst led the round with participation from other investors that included Bloodstone, CrunchFund, FundersClub and Google Ventures. Based in New York City, Abacus provides real-time employee expense systems. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Weaved snags $2.3 mln seed

Weaved has closed $2.3 million in seed funding. Crunchfund led the round with participation from other investors that included Metamorphic, Core Ventures Group, TMT Investments, Alpine Meridian Ventures, Double M Partners, HB Rama capital, Ironfire Angel Partners, Maxfield Capital Fund, Haystack Fund and Big Basin Partners. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Weaved is a provider of solutions that connect devices across the internet.

VC-backed Voxer names engineering VP

San Francisco-based Voxer, a provider of push-to-talk and multimedia messaging, has hired Paul Reilly as vice president of engineering. Previously, Reilly worked at Memeo where he served as vice president of engineering. Its backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel and CrunchFund.

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VC-backed Voxer appoints new president

Voxer said Thursday that it has named Irv Remedios as its new president. Remedios is Voxer’s former head of product. Based in San Francisco, Voxer is a provider of push-to-talk and multimedia messaging. Its backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel and CrunchFund.

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Online identity platform About.me pulls in $11 mln Series B

Online identity platform About.me said Tuesday that it has closed $11 million in Series B funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund and Bullpen Capital. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for expansion and product building. In addition to the funding, Brad Feld, managing director at Foundry Group, has been added to About.me’s board of directors.

K9 Ventures leads seed round for 3Gear Systems

According to a blog post on its site, 3Gear Systems has closed $1.9 million in seed funding. K9 Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Intel Capital, CrunchFund and Ovo Fund. Based in San Francisco, 3Gear Systems is a provider of gesture recognition technology. To read more details about the funding, visit here.

CrunchFund backs Bluefly

CrunchFund has backed Bluefly and joined Clearlake Capital Group in its investment in the company. Terms of CrunchFund’s investment were not disclosed.

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Heyday app launches, reveals $2 mln in seed funding

Heyday, which makes a photo journal app for the iOS platform, officially launched today. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded last year, told peHUB that it raised $2 million in seed funding, all of which was raised in July 2012. Investors include Google Ventures, Spark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, CrunchFund, SV Angel and individual investors Shervin Pishevar, Keith Rabois, Garry Tan, Matt Ocko, Robin Chan, Kevin Chou, David Spector, Amitt Mahajan, Joel Poloney, Ben Narasin, Eric Ries, Saad Khan, Charles Moldow and Roy Sehgal.

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