Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: 42Floors raises $5 million to help New Yorkers (and others) find office space

By Editor November 17, 2012

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


Office space search engine 42Floors lands in NYC with $5M in new funding (via gigaom)

Backed By $2 Million In Funding From Learn Capital, Kapor, 500 Startups, Bruno Mars & Others, Chromatik’s Digital Music Platform Goes Live (via TechCrunch)

Going beyond comics: Tapastic nabs $750k to bring a Zynga-inspired revolution to visual story reading (via TheNextWeb)


SlickFlick Lands Seed Round To Let Users Hollywood-ize Their Photos (via TechCrunch)

The Kive Company Raises $500K To Help Parents Save Their Kids’ Art (via TechCrunch)

Sync.ME Closes $4M In Funding To Scale Up Its Social Contact Syncing iOS App (via TechCrunch)

121cast Raises $250K To Accelerate Development Of SoundGecko, A Personalized Audio Book For The Internet (via TechCrunch)

Mobile texting app invi launches on Android, raises $750,000 in seed funding (via TheNextWeb)

French digital newsstand lekiosk secures $7.1m (via MobileEntertainment)


Ex-Microsoft Vets Release Spindle — A New App That Transcends Search Beyond the Keyword & Into the Real World (Spindle Also Raises $2.3M in Venture Capital Funding to Redefine the Future of Search)

NuORDER, the Leading Fashion Wholesale Platform, Announces Series A Financing Led by GRP

Click A Taxi raises second round, extends service across Europe (via tnooz)

Y Combinator-Backed Balanced Raises $1.4M To Provide A Payment Platform For Peer-To-Peer Marketplaces (via TechCrunch)

TaskRabbit Acquires Kids’ Clothing Startup One Jackson To Add Marketplace Expertise (via TechCrunch)


$1.3M Seed Round  (Lookout Gaming)

TinyTap, A DIY Game Creation App For Kids, Raises $500K Seed Round (via TechCrunch)


Cisco gets serious about cloud software with $125M acquisition of Cloupia (via VentureBeat)

Social Media

Tapestry Raises $600K To Help Seniors Stay Connected With Their Family (via TechCrunch)

YC’s Amicus Pulls In $3.2 Million To Bring Social Graph Smarts To Non-Profit Fundraising (via TechCrunch)


Continuuity gets $10M to free Hadoop from itself (via gigaom)

Startup Wise Guys Alumni, VitalFields, Raises €250K For Its Agricultural Early Warning System (via TechCrunch)


Origami Logic nabs $9.3M to build ‘big data’ tools for marketers (via VentureBeat)

SocialWire Launches Optimized Ads for Facebook, Announces $2m in Investment (via Wamda)

Hands-free: Captive Media unzips $700,000 in seed funding to take pee-powered urinal games to the masses (via TheNextWeb)


SolarReserve pulls in $586M for South African clean-energy projects (via VentureBeat)


Chicago’s Retrofit Raises $8mm Series A Round, Launches Contest (via Forbes)

500 Startups-Backed TenderTree Raises $1.3 Million To Expand Its Marketplace Of In-Home Caregivers (via TechCrunch)


Google pledges €1M to Berlin startub hub The Factory (via VentureBeat)


Second Quest raises $70K to reimagine Zelda and games through art (via VentureBeat)