Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Mobile makes big news, led by Mobilewalla’s $4M and Relay’s $700K in new funding

By Editor February 18, 2013

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


Mobilewalla Raises $4 Million From Early Amazon Investor Madrona & Others To Bring Quantcast-like Audience Measurement To Mobile (via TechCrunch)

Mobile Messaging App Relay Raises $700,000 To Share Web Videos And Animated Images With Friends (via TechCrunch)

Weendy, An Extreme Sports App That Merges Crowdsourced And Actual Weather Data, Gets $240K Led By Archimedes (via TechCrunch)

Vimeo acquires GIF-making app Echograph to challenge Vine & Cinemagram (via VentureBeat)

Mobile Video Startup Vuclip Buys Jigsee To Target Emerging Markets With Apps (via TechCrunch)

Leanplum Secures $825K in Seed Funding to Make Optimizing Mobile Applications Simple (via company blog)


Alphabird Acquires Sydney-based Volt Media

Self-service social video platform Virool raises $6M (via VatorNews)

Marketing platform Bislr nabs $3.5M to help SMBs tone down the crazy (via VentureBeat)

Persado Raises $15 Million Round Led by Bain Capital Ventures

KnexxLocal Raises $1.1M In Seed Funding, Launches Instamonial App For Local, Word-Of-Mouth Marketing (via TechCrunch)


Microfinance software provider Mambu secures $2 million Series A funding to expand globally (via The Next Web)

Magma Venture Partners Completes $100M+ Third Fund Fundraising — Taking Its Total Fund Size To $300M+ (via TechCrunch)


Method Raises $3M Series A To Help It Spread CRM Solution Beyond QuickBooks To Other Accounting Platforms (via TechCrunch)

Rally Software Buys Flowdock, A Real-Time Social Collaboration Hub For Developers (via TechCrunch)

Cambridge software company Infinio raises $10m in Series A funding (via

Nomi Raises $3M To Help Retailers Understand Their Customers, Online And Offline (via TechCrunch)

Russia’s Gruzobzor Raises $1M For Its B2B Platform For The Transportation Industry (via TechCrunch)


SideCar picks up Austin-based ride sharing startup Heyride just in time for SXSW (via VentureBeat)

Plympton Acquires Serial Fiction Pioneer DailyLit (via BetaBeat)


Cylance announces $15M in funding from Khosla Ventures and Fairhaven Capital; announces Board of Directors and Advisors.

Nok Nok gets $15M to use your device’s hardware to identify you (via VentureBeat)


GroupTalent Grabs $1M From Founders Co-Op, Menlo & Others To Help Businesses Connect With Top Technical Talent (via TechCrunch)


Bombfell Closes $730,000 in Seed Funding, Will Use Proceeds to Buy C.A.R.S. (via company blog)

Backed By $1.3M, Social Commerce Startup Getonic Looks Beyond F-Commerce, With ~5,000 SMBs, 15 Corporates Signed Up To Sell (via TechCrunch)

Storenvy Goes From Getting Kicked Out Of YC To Raising A $5M Round (via TechCrunch)

Livrada Adds $1M, Launches Platform for Authors to Sell Ebook Gift Cards (via Betakit)