Funding and Acquisitions News: Branding Brand lands spending money—$7.5M in Series A to be exact

By Editor October 19, 2012

This week’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news roundup:


Branding Brand Raises $7.5 Million Series A Led by Insight Venture Partners (via Sacramento Bee)

Smoking hot mobile app Burner raises angel round for continued expansion (via gigaom)

Wedding Startup Appy Couple Raises $1.2 Million Led By ff Venture Capital’s John Frankel (via TechCrunch)


FundersClub Raises Significant Seed Round to Change the Way the World Fundraises and Invests


Splice Machine Secures $4M in Funding to Develop the Splice SQL Engine(TM) for Big Data Apps


MongoHQ Raises $6 Million For Database As Service Engine (via TechCrunch)


CompStak Knows Exactly How Much Your Office Should Cost, Raises $565K And Joins 500 Startups (via TechCrunch)

Web Music Playlist Creator Musicplayr Grabs €500,000 In Seed Funding, Launches To Public (via TechCrunch)

AdRise Raises $2 Million From Foundation Capital To Put Video (And Ads) On More Connected TVs (via TechCrunch)

Urban Sitter raises $6 million (via San Francisco Business Times)


Goalbook Nabs $915K From NewSchools & More To Help Teachers Transform Special Education (via TechCrunch)


AppsBuilder Raises €1.5 Million To Expand Its Cross-Platform Development Tool (via TechCrunch)

Video Surveillance And Retail Analytics Startup Prism Skylabs Raises $7.5M Andreessen Horowitz, Triangle Peak And Others (via TechCrunch)

Streak Raises $1.9 Million For Gmail-Based CRM App (via TechCrunch)

Venice startup Lettuce raises $2.1 M in seed round (via VentureBeat)


Telenav acquires NY TechStars grad ThinkNear for $22.5M (via gigaom)


AppDirect acquires jBilling to refine its app-markets-for-everyone biz (via VentureBeat)


TopFloor bags $6M for video-based social commerce (via VatorNews)

Cambridge-based Handybook raises $2M (via Boston Herald)

YC-Backed Referly Raises $1M To Bring Affiliate Commerce To Everyone (via TechCrunch)


Gridstore gets $12.5M to scale out storage (via gigaom)