Most startups were busy pitching and signing for new funds to start or grow their businesses. Capital is an important factor in the success and growth of some startups. But you do not necessarily need capital to succeed. Some businesses including 37Signals have successfully bootstrapped their way to success. Others require minimal infusion of cash to take off. These startups raised over $59 million this week.
# ViVOtech, the developer of near field communications (NFC) mobile payment terminals and technology, scored a first close in a Series D funding round. The amount of the funding was not disclosed.
# TheraVida, a developer of drugs to treat overactive bladder and urinary incontinence, has now raised $8.9M in its latest funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing from the firm.
# ThreatMetrix, a developer of cybersecurity products, raised $18M in a Series D funding round morning. The Series D funding was led by August Capital.
# Sojern, a provider of advertising technology and data specifically aimed at the travel industry, secured $7.5M in a financing round. The round was led by Industry Ventures.
# Vigilent, a developer of energy management systems aimed at the data center, raised $6.7M in a round, the company said today. The round was led by Accel Partners, out the firm’s new Big Data fund.
# Machine Zone, a developer of mobile and social games, raised $8M, from Menlo Ventures.
# GraphScience, a startup led by Raymound Rouf, has raised $2M in its Series A round, the firm said today. The firm uses social data to help marketers generate revenue and optimize their Facebook marketing efforts.
# Santa Clara-based InsightsOne, a developer of cloud-based, data analytics software used for targeting and analyzing consumer behavior and marketing data, raised $4.3M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners.
# Kibits launched its micro-social networking app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The startup raised $1M from Google Ventures, Charles River, General Catalyst, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, SOSventures, Launch Capital, the CommonAngels Fund, and other angels.
# Everything.me, a developer of mobile search applications, scored $3.5M in a funding round. The round came from Horizons Ventures, along with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and BRM Group.