Category Funding

Pressly Raises $1.5M to Help Publishers & Marketers Build HTML5 Mobile Sites

Today Toronto-based Pressly, a platform that lets media companies and content marketers create HTML5 mobile versions of their websites, announced today that it has secured a $1.5 million funding round led by iNovia Capital and OMERS Ventures. The company also launched out of beta today, having already signed partnerships with media companies like the Toronto Star […]

500friends Adds $5M, Looks to Bring Retailers Up to Speed With Social Loyalty Program

500friends, the startup behind a social loyalty program for retailers called LoyaltyPlus, announced today that it has closed a $5 million Series B financing round led by Fung Capital and existing investor Intel Capital, with additional participation from Crosslink Capital. Previously the startup had raised a $4.5 million in Series A funding in March 2012, and […]

Crushpath Adds $6M & Launches Pitch Sites to Help Salespeople Close More Deals

Crushpath, a startup BetaKit first covered when it launched its real-time play-by-play interactive timeline to track the sales process from the pitch to close, announced today that it closed a $6 million Series A round in addition to launching a new offering called Pitch Sites to expand its focus. The new funding round was led […]

Life360 Adds Strategic Investment From BMW iVentures To Use Family Location Tech For Connected Cars

BetaKit last covered family communication and location-finder app Life360 when it surpassed 25 million users and released geo-fencing capabilities and crime data integration. Today the startup announced that it received strategic and long-term investment of an undisclosed amount from BMW iVentures, the venture capital arm of BMW Group, to integrate its technology into the car […]

Soldsie Raises $1M to Let Merchants Sell Through Facebook Comments

Soldsie, a platform that lets merchants accept transactions on their Facebook page by having fans simply post a comment, announced today that it has secured a $1 million seed funding round from 500 Startups, and FundersClub in addition to several angel investors. Launched in September 2012, the platform is now processing more than $1 million […]

Looker Adds $2M, Launches Out of Stealth to Provide Big Data Analytics for Enterprise

Today San Francisco-based Looker announced the launch of its latest query-based business intelligence platform, in addition to $2 million in funding from First Round Capital and PivotNorth Capital. Founded by Lloyd Tabb, a tech industry veteran with experience at Netscape, Mozilla, and LiveOps, the company is out to disrupt an industry known primarily for giving users […]

Taskbox Adds $600K & Launches V2.0 of Mobile Email Management App

With 2012 being the year when emails opened on smartphones beat out emails opened on both desktop and webmail, the quest to make email on mobile devices more productive was inevitable, with the demand showcased best by the long waiting list for apps like Mailbox, which is slowly opening up access to its app. Another […]