Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: IFTTT gets $7M in Series A to help you automate the web

By Editor December 22, 2012

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


IFTTT raises $7 million Series A to connect your content on the web (via gigaom)

More cash flows toward parking startups: ParkWhiz raises $2M (via gigaom)

FitStar Raises $1M From Floodgate, Google Ventures To Revolutionize Home Fitness From The iPad (via TechCrunch)

Dave McClure Backs Comparison Engine VERSUS IO — More Silicon Valley Love For Berlin (via TechCrunch)

Tubular Raises $2.5 Million To Provide Audience Development Tools To YouTube Content Creators (via TechCrunch)

With $8M In Seed Funding From Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs; Urban Compass Wants To Build A Hyper-Local, Human-Powered Database (via TechCrunch)


Chase Acquires Local Offers Startup Bloomspot (via TechCrunch)

Lema21 Raises $1.6M From Social+Capital Partnership And Others To Be The Warby Parker of Brazil (via TechCrunch)

Flit Shopping grabs $750,000 in funding (via Internet Retailer)

Signifyd Raises $2M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others To Help Online Businesses Use Data To Prevent Payments Fraud (via TechCrunch)

ERN Raises $2M For Its Big Data Play Aimed At Banks And Merchants Who Want To Profit From Customer Loyalty  (via TechCrunch)


Brazilian e-learning startup Descomplica raises new round, aims to offer 10,000 video classes (via TheNextWeb)


bMobilized secures $2.5m for converting websites for mobile (via DigitalMediaWire)

Telerivet Raises $1M To Help Provide An SMS Gateway And Platform For The Developing World (via TechCrunch)

Android-only fitness app maker Noom raises $2.6M to get iOS right (via gigaom)


Mobile Game Recording YC Alum Kamcord Raises $1.5 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, And Others (via TechCrunch)

Social Media

‘Social TV’ Platform Stevie Inks $1.5M In New Funding, Launches Cool iOS App To Turn Social Feeds Into TV Channels (via TechCrunch)


App Store Optimization Startup MobileDevHQ Raises $650,000 To Help App Marketers Get More Downloads (via TechCrunch)

With $5.6M From Floodgate & Others, PixelFish Relaunches As Sightly To Bring Mobile Video To Local Advertising (via TechCrunch)

NFC Marketing Startup Tapit Raises $2.3 Million Series A (via TechCrunch)

Adspert Raises $1.3M For Its Bid Management Tool For Google AdWords (via TechCrunch)

Influitive Raises Another $7.3M To Bring The Peer-To-Peer Model To Marketing (via TechCrunch)


Red Hat to buy cloud management startup ManageIQ for $104M cash (via VentureBeat)

Dropbox Acquires Snapjoy And Puts Photos Into Its Focus (via TechCrunch)


LUMO Body Tech, maker of Kickstarter-supported anti-slouching sensor, raises $5M (via gigaom)


Sequoia Capital raises $700M fund to play a heavyweight, global game (via VentureBeat)

.406 Ventures swings away with new $175M fund (via VentureBeat)


Catbird gets $2M from new VC fund founded by ex-Terremark CEO (via gigaom)

Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Crossrider Sold For $37M To Confirmed (via TechCrunch)