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Funding Roundup – week ending 7/5/13

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Delivery Hero, Yieldbot, Kaleo, Schoo, CL3VER,  RollApp, Commonfloor, ChemistDirect all raised funds

by Steve Loeb, courtesy Vator.tv. (image edits by TiA Staff)

Seed-Stage

Mingyian, a Chinese brand management startup for western  celebrities and influencers, closed  a $500,000 seed round from RRE Ventures, #DominateFund, M. Night Shyamalan,  Foley Ventures, and Eric Yao.

Artsly, an educational content discovery platform  for arts & crafts based video lessons, raised $175,000  from Kima Ventures.

The Buccaneer 3D printer, from Pirate3D, closed its  Kickstarter campaign having raised $1,438,765, or nearly 15 times the original goal of $100,000.

CL3VER, a technology startup focused on real-time 3D  visualization for web and mobile, raised  $800,000 in a round led by Wayra, with participation from La Caixa Capital  Risc and european Angel Investors.

Schoo, a Tokyo-based MOOC (massive open online  course) startup, raised  $1.5 million from Itochu Technology Ventures, Anri and Incubate  Fund.

Kaleo, an online platform that allows users  to connect to other knowledge workers, closed a $1.5 million funding. The round was led by Greycroft  Partners, with participation from Double M Partners, TenOneTen Ventures and  others.

Early-Stage

Magine, a Swedish cloud-based cable operator, raised  a $19 million Series A round led by a group of Swedish and international  investors.

Digital badges platform Basno raised a  $1 million round from Index Ventures, RRE, MESA+, Plough Penny Partners, Empire  Angels and others.

Pixate, which enables dynamic user interfaces for native  mobile applications, raised  a $3.8 million Series A round of funding  led by Accel Partners.

Outbox raised  a Series A round of financing totalling $5 million from Floodgate,  Founders Fund, Correlation VC, TDF Ventures, WTI, Expansion VC, Joel  Peterson Capital, and Emerge DE.

Pubgame, a Taiwan-based Web and mobile game  publisher, raised  a $5 Series A round led by The CID Group and appWorks Ventures.

RollApp, a developer of a software-on-demand  service, raised  a $1 million Series A funding, led by LETA Capital, with participation from TMT  Investments.

Online health service ChemistDirect raised  $10 million of new investment from Atomico, Lepe  Partners and dmg media Investment.

Ad tech startup Yieldbot, raised  a $5 million Series A round of funding, led by RRE Ventures. New Atlantic  Ventures, kbs+ Ventures, Common Angels, Neu Ventures and Board member Cathie  Black participated in the round as well.

Late-Stage

Global online food ordering service Delivery Hero raised $30  million from Phenomen Ventures and other unnamed institutional  investors.

District-level education  platform Engrade secured  $5 million in a Series B funding round led by Javelin Venture Partners,  along with Rethink Education, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Kapor  Capital, Expansion Capital and Ed-Mentor.

SigFig, a web platform for tracking and analyzing  your personal financial investments, raised  $15 million in a round led by  Union Square Ventures and Bain Capital  Ventures, along with DCM and a number of prominent angel investors.

Justin.tv,a live-streamed video service, raised  $8.3 million from existing investors Stewart Alsop of Alsop Louie Partners and  Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners are listed on the form as well as  Chris Paik of Thrive Capital.

Altair Semiconductor, a developer of LTE  chipsets, raised  a $25 million round of funding from  existing investors Bessemer, BRM, Giza, JVP and Pacific Technology.

Indian real estate search engine Commonfloor raised  a $7.5 million Series B round of funding from Accel India and Tiger Global  Management.

Thank you, TiA

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