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.
HIRO Media grabs $5 million
Online video advertising service HIRO Media raised $5 million dollars from undisclosed investors Tuesday. The six-year-old company uses TV ad tactics to create high-grossing ads and offers analytics to track their performance.
Real Valuable Corporation raises $2.5 million
Store catalog app maker Real Valuable Corporation closed a first-round $2.5 million in funding. The company’s iPad app CoffeeTable allows people to browse store catalogs without an Internet connection. Shoppers can also make offline purchases of items they see in each catalog with leaving the app to go to another site. Print company RR Donnelley led the round.
Pertino Networks snatches up $8.8 million in cash
Cloud networking service Pertino Networks raised $8.8 million. Its still-in-beta service will offer cloud networking for IT people to manage their company’s needs. Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners led the first institutional round for the company.
Cloud-based video production company Aframe gets funding
Aframe announced its first funding round Tuesday, for $7 million. Octopus Investments and Eden Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investor Northstar Ventures. Aframe offers cloud-based video production software, so videographers can do work on the go.
BigDoor raises $5M for gamification platform
BigDoor has raised $5 million in new funding from the Foundry Group. The platform allows non-game online publishers to “gamify” their web sites by adding game mechanics that improve user interaction and engagement.
Tuesday, small business community Manta raised $44 million. The company helps small businesses gain visibility and attract new customers, as well as create a community of small business owners. Norwest Venture Partners led the round.