Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: SendUs rakes in $17M in funding to help brands use fan-generated content in marketing campaigns

By Editor May 10, 2013

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


Video content marketing startup SendUs has closed an impressive $17 million funding round from as yet unnamed investors. The announcement coincides with the Los Angeles-based company’s launch today out of stealth mode. The platform allows brands to incorporate video content created by fans into their marketing campaigns, according to VentureBeat. SendUs was founded in 2012.


Augmented reality startup Dekko has closed $3.2 million in second-round venture funding. Investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Venture 51, Blumberg Capital, Launch Capital, Thomvest, Eniac Ventures and Zig Capital. The San Francisco–based company’s platform allows real world locations to be mapped using mobile phones and tablets. Applications can then be layered on top. The company previously raised $1.9 million in venture funding back in September. Here’s more on the new round, from VentureBeat.

Yahoo yesterday continued its recent shopping spree with announcements of the acquisition of two mobile-focused startups. The first is real-time analytics and social feedback app GoGoPoll. The startup was founded in 2011 and raised $425,000 in funding. The other is frequent flier search startup MileWise, which allows travelers to search flights with frequent flyer discounts factored in. The startup previously raised $1.5 million in funding. Terms of the deals have not yet been disclosed. More on the acquisitions, from Mashable.


Los Angeles-based digital film distribution startup Yekra has raised $3 million in a new round of funding. Investors include Las Vegas Angel investor Maurice Gallagher, Bray Capital, Shay O’Brien and Michael Rogers, according to VentureBeat. The startup launched in 2011.

More funding and acquisitions news…

Box Acquires Crocodoc To Add HTML5 Document Converter And Sleek Content Viewing Experience To Cloud Storage Platform (via TechCrunch)

Matrix Partners announces tenth early-stage technology-focused investment fund (via company blog)

Salesforce Acquires Clipboard, Will Shut it Down June 30 (via SocialTimes)

Deal Management Startup CapLinked Adds New Investors (And $500K) To Its Series A (via TechCrunch) buys energy software startup EnergyHub (via GigOm)

CrowdHall Raises $700K To Create Drop Dead Simple Town Halls And Q&As (via TechCrunch)

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Compiled by StartUp Beat editor Brian Kovalesky.