At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column.
Kibits emerged from stealth today with a $1 million round of funding from Google Ventures and Charles River Ventures. The company unveiled an iPhone and iPod touch app for its micro social network service. The service lets people create a small social networks for events such as weddings or conferences.
Famigo is like Zynga for kids and families. The service provides family-friendly apps and games for iOS, Android, and the web, and parents can choose which games and apps their kids can access. It announced today it has raised a $1 million dollar seed round from Silverton Partners.
College search tool Upclique announced a round of funding from Ancora Group. The search tool connects high school students with college counselors to help them find the “perfect fit.”
InsightOne has raised its first round of funding of $4.3 million from Norwest Venture Partners. The company sells marketing analytics software to small- and medium-sized businesses. Gaurav Garg from Sequoia Capital, former Yahoo chief technical officer Zod Nazem, and Alpha Venturi founder Peter Wagner also participated in the funding.
Omer Ventures has purchased a $20 million ownership stake in Hootsuite, a social media management service that counts blue chip companies like Pepsi, Fox, and the NBA among its clients.