A regulatory filing showed that Ozy Media, a daily digital news startup co-founded by Carlos Watson and launched in September, raised $5.3 million, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
Singapore-based startup Elephanti has closed $4.5 million in a seed funding round led by LMJ Holdings to develop its app that helps brick and mortar stores connect with shoppers online.
Italian spin-off AdEspresso raised $500,000 in seed funding from institutional and angel investors, for its Facebook ad optimization service for small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Boston-based firm Curoverse secured $1.5 from a seed funding round to develop and commercialize its private beta technology that helps biomedical researchers in storing and analyzing human genetic data.
Venture capital firm Unitus Seed Fund invested an undisclosed sum in Chennai, India-based affordable eyecare startup Welcare Health Systems amid increasing interest of risk capital in eyecare firms.
Ireland-based e-commerce fraud prevention startup Trustev added a $500,000 investment from Notion Capital to its recently closed $3-million seed round to capitalize on the booming e-commerce.
Deck, a cloud-based presentation app based in Bangalore, India, announced that it has raised $600,000 in a seed funding round led by Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia.
Savings search engine company Chippmunk was able to secure $750,000 for its seed funding round from veteran angel investors in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.
Former Square Wallet technical lead David Byttow and former Google product manager Chrys Bader-Wechseler are raising USD1.2 million in seed funding for their new startup called Secret.
San Francisco-based online web development school Bloc has raised USD2 million in seed funding which will be used to hire additional staff and establish new online courses.
New York-based startup Eleven James received USD1.4 million in seed funding from strategic investors to launch its luxury watch rental and watch trade-in service for men.
According to Financial Times, the Bitcoin fever has caught on to Silicon Valley with digital currency companies getting venture capital financing in their early rounds.
New music-focused messaging app for the iPhone PingTune was able to raise GBP1 million or USD1.6 million from seed investors Rupert Hambro of JO Hambro and serial entrepreneur Dominic Perks.
Online software platform Elihuu secured USD30,000 in funding from Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF), a group of University of Colorado boulder graduate students, for the development and expansion of the company's product.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Colorado-based Seamless Toy Company raised USD2.6 million in a seed round to build a system that allows kids to bring toys to life using science.