This past week, a lot of startups were busy pitching and negotiating for funding. Its always important to consider all the seed fund options available to start your new business. You should know your options and your choice should be in the best interest of your startup. Angel investors, venture capitalists or accredited investors are always looking out for the best startups to fund, you could identify and approach a few of them who invest in your industry. You can also consider startup accelerators for mentorship purposes. These 9 startups sealed their funding rounds this past week.
# Ace Metrics, a developer of televisoin and video analytics tools, announced this morning that it has raised $8M in a financing round. The round came from WPP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Leapfrog Ventures, and Palomar Ventures.
# Intel, via its Intel Capital investment arm, has backed a Canadian developer of mobile authentication software, SecureKey. SecureKey raised $30M in growth capital in a round led by Intel Capital.
# 10gen, the software firm behind the MongoDB database software, raised $42M in a financing round. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates.
# Junar, a developer of software-as-a-service for helping companies and organizations to publish their data in an open way, raised $1.2M for the firm. Funding came from Aurus, Austral Capital, as well as angel investors.
# Mountain View-based MobileIron, which develops mobile IT management and security software, raised $40M, in a Series E financing round. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners.
# Badgeville, the provider of web site gamification software, scored $25M in a Series C funding. The round was led by InterWest Partners.
# Diffbot, a developer of cloud-based, analysis software which analyzes and helps developers parse web pages, raised $2M in a funding round. The funding was led by Matrix Partners.
# Data Hero, which is developing data analytics and visualization software, raised $1M in a funding round, which came from Foundry Group, Neu Venture Capital, Dave Kellogg (CEO of Mark Logic), and LinkedIn alumni Mike Greenfield and Jonathan Goldman.
# Grubwithus, has scored more funding.. Grubwithus raised $5M in a Series A funding round, out of GRP Partners and entrepreneur Michel Daher.