Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: SmartThings follows-up its successful Kickstarter campaign with $3M in VC and Angel funding

By Editor December 8, 2012

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


SmartThings is smart about dollars too, adding $3M in VC and angel money to $1.2M from Kickstarter (via VentureBeat)

Phorce meets $150K funding goal on Kickstarter for smart gadget-charging bag (via VentureBeat)


Backed By $500,000 In Seed Funding, LiveNinja Launches Its Video Chat Marketplace (via TechCrunch)

Clarity Raises $1.6M Seed Round From Baseline, Mark Cuban And More To Build Its Mentor Advice Network (via TechCrunch)

Yahoo Acquires Video Chat Startup OnTheAir Who Joins Its Mobile Team To Help It Compete With Hangouts (via TechCrunch)

Red Tricycle, A Digital City Guide For Parents, Raises $1.5 Million From Bob Pittman And Others (via TechCrunch)

YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel (via TechCrunch)

My-Apps Secures $1.5M From Russia’s Life Group To Build A WordPress For Apps (via TechCrunch)


ClearStory Data raises $9M and might actually make data your friend (via gigaom)

ScaleIO joins the pack of pooled storage startups with $12M (via gigaom)


Andreessen-Horowitz injects $30M into encryption startup CipherCloud (via VentureBeat)

Social Media

Prismatic gets $15M to build a recommendation engine for the world (via gigaom)


Guitar Hero co-creator’s Green Throttle Games raises $6M to revinvent TV games (via VentureBeat)


Brand-To-Retailer Marketing Platform Promoboxx Closes Seed Round With $1.375 Million In New Funding (via TechCrunch)

Ad Targeting Startup Adelphic Mobile Raises $10M Led By Google Ventures (via TechCrunch)

Blog Advertising Service Skyscraper Raises $500K Seed Round Led By Howard Lindzon And Tom Peterson Of Social Leverage (via TechCrunch)

Google Ventures-Backed Start-Up TrueLens Nabs $1.2 Million (via AllThingsD)


TourWrist polishes its travel tech tiara with $1.25M (via VentureBeat)

Enthuse Raises $1.3M From Greystripe Co-founder And Others To Help Sports Teams Reward Their Fans (via TechCrunch)


Tim Berners-Lee’s Open Data Institute Gets Its First Outside Investment, $750K From The Omidyar Network To Top Up UK’s $16M (via TechCrunch)