Venture capital deals

July 2, 2012, 5:28 PM UTC

Needle Inc., a Draper, Utah-based provider of social chat and video solutions for ecommerce, has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding co-led by Shasta Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners. www.needle.com

Directr, a startup that lets users create, collaborate on and share short films, has raised $1.1 million in VC funding. NextView Ventures led the round, and was joined by groups like Boston Seed Capital and Advancit Capital. www.directr.co

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