Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: RobotAppStore lands $250K in funding to power the robotic world

By Editor December 15, 2012

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


Grishin Invests $250K In The RobotAppStore (via PE Hub)


DIY Animation Platform PowToon Grabs $600K For Its Video Creation Software (via TechCrunch)


TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing Finalist 8 Securities Raises $3M, Set To Launch In Japan (via TechCrunch)

SpotHero Raises $2.5M From Battery, Lightbank To Help You Reserve Parking In Garages (via TechCrunch)

Koozoo closes $2.5m for network of live views (via DigitalMediaWire) Inks $1.2m Seed Funds (via PE Hub)

Rockstart-backed Owlin lands $250k for real-time news analysis and notifications (via TheNextWeb)


Google Ties up with Kstartup to Support South Korean Entrepreneurs (via TechInAsia)

Costanoa rounds up $100M for promising cloud and big data startups (via gigaom)

Quantum Wave Fund raising $100M for startups pushing boundaries of physics (via VentureBeat)


Transcriptic raises $1.2M to bring cloud economics to science (via gigaom)

With Audiogalaxy Acquisition, Dropbox Signals Its Cloud Music Ambitions (via TechCrunch)

Easy, breezy Plizy raises $4 million for its ‘media center in the cloud’ (via VentureBeat)

CloudVelocity gets $5M to move biz apps to public clouds (via gigaom)


ZenDeals Launches With $1M+ From Eric Schmidt, Facebook & Zynga Execs To Bring Transparency To Digital Coupons (via TechCrunch)

NatureBox Lands $2M From General Catalyst, Redpoint To Go Big With Its “Birchbox For Healthy Foods” (via TechCrunch)

Stocard Raises $850K To Take On Apple’s Passbook And Force Loyalty Cards To Go Mobile (via TechCrunch)

Fashion Marketplace Material Wrld Raises $780K Seed Round Led By Warby Parker, Bonobos Investor Great Oaks VC (via TechCrunch)

Social Media

Airbnb goes social and local with acquisition of Localmind (via gigaom)


Proactive assistant app EasilyDo rolls up tasks, raises $4.3M (via gigaom)

Vivino Wine App Grabs $1 Million Series A Funding From Creandum (via ArcticStartup)

TechStars’ Apptentive Gets $1.2m to Improve Customer Service in Apps (via Xconomy)


Y Combinator Alum Canopy Labs Raises $1.5M for Its Consumer Insights Platform (via betakit)

Judicata Raises $2M From Peter Thiel, Keith Rabois And Others To Give Lawyers Better Research And Analytics Tools (via TechCrunch)

TechStars Seattle Startup Sandglaz Raises $500K For Flexible Task-Management Service (via TechCrunch)

Startup ZenPayroll nets big seed funding to take on ADP (via gigaom)


TechStars Grad Testive Raises $500K From HubSpot Co-Founder, Others For Its Test-Prep Platform That Adapts As You Study (via TechCrunch)