Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Kansas City-based Leap2 finds $1.6M in funding to bring more context to mobile search

By Editor April 30, 2013

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


Mobile search app Leap2 has landed $1.6 million in second round funding. The Kansas City, Missouri-based startup focuses on contextualizing mobile search by utilizing a number of elements from across the web. Investors in the round include Dundee Venture Capital, OpenAir Equity, Linseed Capital and the Wichita Technology Corporation, according to Silicon Prairie News.


Skytree, a machine learning startup focused on large, complex data sets, has raised $18 million in Series A funding. Investors include U.S. Venture Partners, UPS (yes, United Parcel Service), and Sun Microsystems co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy. The company was founded in 2012 and previously raised $1.5 million in Seed funding. More on the funding, via company press release.


Finnish enterprise content management startup M-Files has closed a €6 million Series A funding round. Investors include DFJ Esprit and Finnish Industry Investment. M-Files utilizes a metadata approach to content management that pulls together data no matter where it is stored (in the Cloud, on-premise, etc.). More on the funding, from GigaOm.

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Compiled by StartUp Beat editor Brian Kovalesky.