It has been pretty difficult out there for entrepreneurs looking to raise money to finally seal the deal. It takes lots of effort to win investor confidence and secure that final decision to get funding. The following tech startups successfully secured over $196 million funding this week.
# San Francisco-based Netpulse, a developer of entertainment systems which connect into exercise treadmills, raised $15.6M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by August Capital.
# Wi Harper Group, which focuses on Chinese venture capital investments, led an investment into Chinese online advertising tracking firm AdMaster. Size of the funding was not disclosed.
# Los Altos-based Box, the provider of online data storage and sharing applications, said this morning that it has raised $125M in a funding round. $100M of the round came from General Atlantic.
# 9GAG, an online comedy and humor site, raised $2.8M in a seed funding round, the company said Monday. The round came from Freestyle Capital, True Ventures, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, Scott Banister, Chris Sacca, and David Tisch.
# Pinfluencer, a developer of analytics software which analyzes the traffic from Pinterest social network, raised $1.4M in a seed funding. The round was led by Freestyle Capital and Baseline Ventures.
# QuickPay Corp., which develops mobile parking payment products, raised $3.5M in a seed funding round. The firm said the funding came from Fontinalis Partners, Andreessen HOrowitz, and Advanced Technology Ventures.
# Cyphort, a developer of cloud and appliance-based security products, raised $7M in a Series A funding round. Funding was led by Matrix Partners, and also included Foundation Capital.
# Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of chip giant Intel, has backed a French marker of motion processing and data fusion software for the consumer electronics industry. Grenoble, France-based Movea raised $7.95M US from Intel Capital, iSource, and GIMV.
# Getaround, which operates an online, peer-to-peer marketplace for car rentals and sharing raised $13.9M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Menlo Ventures.
# Personalized Retailing Inc, the firm behind children’s personalized ecommerce site FabKids, raised $2.6M in a Series A funding round.
# Gild, a developer of HR and recruiting software, raised $2M in a seed funding round. The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and also included angel Mark Kvamme.
# FiveStars, which is developing a unified, loyalty card which can be swiped at multiple retailers, raised $13.9M in a Series A funding, the company said Thursday. The round came from Lightspeed Venture Partners and DCM.
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