SocialRank bags $1 million in seed funding led by Vaizra Investments with other participants Advancit Capital, BOLDstart Ventures, Social Starts, Iowa City Capital Partners, and various angel investors.
Singapore-based asset manager Dymon Asia Capital has received a commitment worth $500 million from Temasek Holdings to start a hedge fund seeding venture at a time the Asian industry is starting to recover after six years of sluggish growth.
European-based Planday raises $3.75 million in seed funding through sole investor Creandum. Christian Brondum, CEO of Planday, describes the new partnership:
Palo Alto, California-based single-page promotional website design platform raised $1.7 million in a seed funding round ledyby Founder's Co-op to expand its market reach, improve its products, and enable mobile content creation.
Reston, Virginia-based social lending marketplace StreetShares bagged $1.2 million in its seed funding round with Accion Venture Lab as the lead investor to back veteran-owned and main street businesses after it launches this month.
New York City, US-based online legal staffing startup Hire an Esquire closed $350,000 in its seed funding round from investors 37 Angels, 645 Ventures, and Ulu Ventures to expand its client base.
Madison, US-based weather forecasting and analytics startup Understory bagged $1.9 million in a seed funding round led by True Ventures to build software and a forecasting model that will be able to generate weather data through ground-level observation.
Sao Paulo, Brazil-based curated web platform Netshow.me closed an undisclosed amount in its seed funding round from Buscape co-founder Rodrigo Borges to offer online concert service for artists and musicians.
San Francisco, US-based food delivery startup Caviar bagged a total of $15 million in its seed and Series A funding led by Winklevoss Capital and Tiger Global to expand into new cities.
Melbourne, Australia-based payments startup Aston Club took home $1.5 million in its seed funding round led by Chris Morris of Computershare to launch a mobile app that helps users pay their bar and restaurant bills.
Shanghai, China-based university applicant mentoring startup ChaseFuture bagged $400,000 in its seed funding round led by Banyan Partners and Harbor Pacific Capital to assist international students in university admission tests.
San Francisco, US-based large media storage startup Streem raised $875,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and other angel investors to provide unlimited cloud storage for their customers at $20 per month.
Houston, US-based virtual reality (VR) treadmill maker Virtuix Omni bagged $3 million in its seed funding round with Tekton Ventures and Maveron as lead investors to fund the commercial release of its product.
Stitch has raised $3.25 million seed funding led by Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, Freestyle Capital, SoftTech and ENIAC Ventures with participation from angles including Tom Conrad, Brad Garlinghouse and Eric Hahn.
Brooklyn, US-based men's shoe retailer GreatsBrand scored $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Resolute Ventures to restock its inventory of affordable shoes and continue building its brand.