Ozy Media

Ozy Media raises $5.3M in seed round

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.

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Singaporean shopping app Elephanti nabs $4.5M in seed funding

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.

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Italian startup AdEspresso secures $500K seed funding to optimize Facebook ads for SMBs

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).

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Boston firm Curoverse raises $1.5M for genetic data storage platform

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.

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Unitus Seed Fund

Unitus Seed Fund invests in Indian affordable eyecare startup Welcare

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.

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Irish e-commerce fraud prevention firm Trustev adds $500K from Notion Capital

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.

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Deck presentation app

Indian cloud-based presentation app Deck gets $600K backing from Hotmail co-founder, Qualcomm

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.

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Chippmunk secures $750,000 in seed funds from e-commerce investors

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.

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Former Square Wallet lead and Googe PM raise USD1.2 million for Secret startup in US

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.

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San Francisco's online code school Bloc bags $2M in seed funding

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.

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Eleven James

American high-end watch rental firm Eleven James nabs $1.4M in seed funding

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.

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Block Erupters for Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin fever spreads to Silicon Valley - FT

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.

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PingTune's music-focused messaging app raises USD1.6 million

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.

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Colorado software startup Elihuu raises USD30,000 from students turned venture capitalists

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.

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Seamless Toy Company, Inc.

Colorado's Atoms Toy Maker closes USD2.6 million seed round to bring toys to life

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.

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