Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Pressly launches and lands Seed funding to help publishers create better mobile sites

By Editor March 12, 2013

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


Pressly, a platform that allows publishers to turn websites into mobile-friendly sites, has launched out of beta and landed $1.5 million in Seed funding from iNovia Capital and OMERS Ventures. The Toronto-based company was founded in 2011 and is a former TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Company press release about the launch and funding.


Crushpath, a platform for helping salespeople better track leads and relationships with prospective clients (and, according to the Crushpath website, ‘pitch anything’) has closed a $6 million Series A funding round. Investors include The Social+Capital Partnership and Charles River Ventures. More about the funding via the company’s blog.

San Francisco-based AnyPerk, which helps startups offer incentives to employees, has raised $1.4 million in what appears to be Seed funding. According to TechCrunch, investors in the round are Digital Garage, Ben Lewis (a founder of Tapjoy and Karma), Michael Liou, CyberAgentVenture and Shogo Kawada (founder of DeNA).


Massively open online courses (MOOC) platform CreateLIVE has landed $8 million in Series A funding from Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor, CrunchFund and Google Ventures, as the EdTech sector remains red-hot. CreateLIVE’s announcement of the funding.


Brazilian tech blog Startupi has raised $300K in funding from Redpoint eVentures and Initial Capital, among others. Read more about the funding for the ‘TechCrunch of Brazil’…on TechCrunch.


All Things D is reporting that LinkedIn is in the process of acquiring newsreader Pulse for between $50 and $100 million. Here’s the report.

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