Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: has raised $650K for its turnkey commerce solution for local businesses

By Editor April 10, 2013

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


Ecommerce for local merchants app maker has closed a $650K in Seed funding from Lightbank VC.’s founder, Josh Hernandez, is a ‘founder-in-residence’ at Lightbank. The company also just released its app that allows consumers to browse items at local merchants’ brick-and-mortar stores and even reserve or buy items. was founded in 2012. Here’s more on the funding, from TechCrunch.


HealthSouk, which has built a comparison and search engine for dentists, has announced that it has raised $507K in Seed investment since its launch in 2011. The funding has come from a grant from California Healthcare Foundation and venture investments from The Twilio Fund, SV Angel and 500 Startups, according to TechCrunch. The company has also been accepted into 500 startups’ accelerator.


Wandera, which helps enterprises reduce the costs associated with mobile data, has landed $7 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners. San Francisco and London-based Wandera previously raised a Seed round from Angel investors last year. The company was founded in 2012. Here’s more on the funding, from GigaOm.


Social media security and compliance for businesses startup Nexgate has closed a $3.5 million first round of funding. Sierra Ventures led the round in the company, which used to be called Social iQ Networks, according to VentureBeat.

More funding news today…

Foundation Capital raises 7th funding of $282M for early stage startups (via VentureBeat)

Website Testing Service Optimizely Raises $28M Round Led By Benchmark, Plans Global Expansion (via TechCrunch)

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