Estimote, a company that makes devices called “beacons” that transmit information to smartphones, has raised a $3.1 million seed round. Investors include Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Betaworks, and Bessemer Venture Partners. [Source: AllThingsD]
Mobile payment startup Flint Mobile has announced an addition $2 million to its Series B round of funding. The investment came form Verizon Investments, and brings the startup’s total Series B raised thus far to $8 million. [Source: TechCrunch]
Microsoft refuses to accept that its now two-year-old Socl social network was dead upon arrival in 2011 and today announced (technically) native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The apps are appear to be little more than native wrappers for the mobile Web product and offer no new functionality or performance benefits. [Source: iMore]
Small data analytics startup DataHerohas raised $3.15 million in a Series A round led by Foundry Group. The round brings the year-and-a-half-old company’s total funding to $4.15 million. [Source: DataHero]
Plug.DJ has raised $1.25 million in seed funding led by Javelin Venture Partners. The company, which relies on pre-licensed music libraries from Soundcloud and YouTube, claims to have ‘several million’ users across approximately 190 countries with session times petween five to ten hours per week. [Source: TechCrunch]
Lexington, Mass.-based utility SaaS analytics company, FirstFuel Software, has raised $8.5 million in a Series B round led by German utility, EON SE, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Rockport Capital, and Nth Power. [Source: Bloomberg]
PaeDae, a mobile rewards and advertising startup, has raised an $11.6 million funding round raised through a mix of debt and equity. TechCrunch guesses that the round was raised in this way so the company, which claims to have already received multiple acquisition offers, can still sell itself if needed.
Simulmedia, a company meant to “fix TV advertising,” has raised a $25 million funding round led by R&R Ventures and Valiant Capital. The company intends to use the funding to create a platform through which advertisers can gather audience data about television watchers.