Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Ev Williams’ Medium buys long-form journalism startup Matter

By Editor April 17, 2013

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:


Publishing platform Medium has acquired long-form journalism site Matter. Medium was founded last year by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams.  Matter was also started last year, and previously raised $140K through a Kickstarter campaign that closed in February for its one-long-form article-per-month format. Here’s more about the acquisition, from Matter. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.


BodeTree, an SMB-focused online accounting service, has landed $1.4 million in Seed funding from Greenline Ventures and Angel investors. The Tempe, Arizona–based company was founded in 2010. Here is more on the funding, from TechCrunch., which offers a browser-based integrated development environment (IDE) for developers, has raised $1 million in Seed funding. Investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Associates, CrunchFund, 500 Startups, TIBCO Software, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Golden Gate Ventures, and Peanut Labs co-founder Prosper Nwankpa. The San Francisco and Singapore-based startup was founded in mid-2012 and was originally called (the name change coincides with the funding). More on the Seed funding, from VentureBeat.


Paris-based Augment, a mobile app that allows the building and viewing of 3D models based on real-time environments, has closed a €220K Seed funding round. The company was founded in 2011 and is a graduate of the French LeCamping accelerator. Investors are a group of Paris-based Angels, according to TechCrunch.

More funding news today…

With $1.1 Million In Funding, YC-Backed CrowdMed Launches To Crowdsource Medical Diagnoses (via TechCrunch)

Idibon secures $1.4M as it builds a tool to mine the world’s languages (via GigaOm)

Crowdsourced Shopping Site The Hunt Raises Additional $700K From Ashton Kutcher, Other High-Profile Investors (via TechCrunch)

Nosto Raises €2.2 Million Seed Round Led By Open Ocean Capital (via ArcticStartup)

Fusebill Gets Funding Led by OMERS Ventures with Covington Capital Funds (Press release via PEHub)

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