Facebook commerce provider Ecwid announced that it has topped 500,000 registered merchants worldwide and closed a $5 million series-B investment round.
Social relationship platform provider Spredfast announced Friday that it raised $32.5 million in growth capital in a funding round led by Lead Edge Capital, adding that the funds will be used for talent acquisition, product development, and global expansion.
A missive posted by Paul Graham, founder of investment firm Y Combinator, warned that there may be funding hurdles for startups in the future as a result of Facebook’s less-than-dynamic initial public offering performance.
Facebook marketing outfit GroSocial announced the close of a $1 million series-A funding round, led by Kickstart Seed Fund, with contributions from Monarch Partners, Rock & Hammer Ventures, and other angel investors.
Social networks, including Facebook, may become platforms for small businesses to raise capital, if the U.S. House of Representatives has its way.