Venture capital deals

May 7, 2013, 6:47 PM UTC

FoodPanda, a European food delivery service incubated by Rocket Internet, has raised more than $20 million in new VC funding. New investors include Investment AB Kinnevik and

Kinetic Social, a New York-based provider of social media advertising technology to Fortune 500 brands and agencies, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Blue Chip Venture Co. led the round, while a companion debt facility was provided by Gibraltar Business Capital.

CircleUp, a crowdfunding platform for consumer product companies, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. Union Square Ventures led the round, and was joined by Google Ventures, Maveron and Rose Park Advisors.

Chute, a San Francisco-based platform for brands and publishers to leverage real-time visual content, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Foundry Group led the round, and was joined by return backers Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners.

Pure Energies Group, a Toronto-based developer and installer of residential rooftop PV solar systems, has raised $6 million in new VC funding from New Enterprise Associates and NGEN

FTBpro, a fan-generated media platform in online football, has raised $5.8 million in new VC funding from Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel

Hydrostor, a Toronto-based developer of technology that converts surplus electrical energy to underwater compressed air and stores it for use at peak times, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding from The MaRS Cleantech

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