Funding and Acquisitions News Roundup: From fashion to secondhand threads to social ‘treats’, it was a big funding week for ecommerce startups

By Editor August 24, 2012

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


Treater nets $2.5M for just-because social gifts (via gigaom)

Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace (via TechCrunch)

Fashion Orders Startup Miinto Secures $6M Series A Round From Dawn Capital (via TechCrunch)

More funding and acquisitions news…


Mazel tov, Israeli startups: Sequoia Capital raised $200M to fund you (via VentureBeat)

GGV Capital Closes New $625M Fund To Focus On China, U.S. Expansion Stage Investments (via TechCrunch)

Alta Ventures Closes $70 Million Fund To Invest In Mexican Tech Startups (via TechCrunch)


Sounds Boring, Actually Awesome. Sherpaa Raises $1.8M To Find Your Business Cheap Health Insurance (via TechCrunch)

IT/Data Centers

Data Center Analytics Startup CloudPhysics Raises $2.5 Million From Mayfield Partners, VMware Co-Founders (via TechCrunch)


Stealthy gets $10M for software defined storage (via gigaom)


MobileSpaces Picks Up $3M From Accel To Let Workers Use Enterprise Apps On Their Own Phones (via TechCrunch)


PLAiR Is A Sub-$100, Dolphin Fin-Shaped USB Dongle For Streaming Online Video To Your TV [raises $2.1 million] (via TechCrunch)

Personal Finance

FutureAdvisor Collects $5M to Expand 401(k) Advice Software (via Xconomy)


Playdemic reels in $4M for its cross-platform gaming (via VatorNews)


Gannett acquires social media marketing firm Blinq Media (via Digital Media Wire)

Artificial Intelligence

A.I. research firm Vicarious raises $15M in its first round (via VentureBeat)


Revel Touch Raises $10M To Help Retailers Create Sleek Mobile Commerce Apps (via TechCrunch)