Small Business Management Apps: Hot Startup Niche Seeks Hires

Looking to join a technology startup? The following eight technology companies just raised venture capital, angel investor money or seed funding. A few of those startups focus on small business management software -- and they're likely in hiring mode.

Here's the lineup:

1. Actiance (Redwood City, Calif.), a compliance and eDiscovery specialist, raised $28 million led by Golub Capital.

2. Instart Logic (Palo Alto, Calif.), a cloud-enabled, software-defined application delivery provider, raised $43 million led by Four Rivers Group and Hermes Growth Partners.

3. Percolate (New York), focused on marketing software, raised $40 million in Series C funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

4. Pipedrive (Menlo Park, Calif.), which develops sales pipeline software for small businesses, raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

5. Skosay (Fayetteville, Ark.), which is developing a customer engagement platform, raised $100,000 in seed money from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority.

6. Sureline Systems (Santa Clara, Calif.), which promotes an enterprise-class software appliance, raised $4.5 million in Series B funding led by Unigen.

7. Transpose (Seattle, Wash.), which develops an information management platform for unstructured data, raised $1.5 million in funding from multiple backers. The company is beta testing its platform now or soon.

8. Wave (Toronto, Canada), a small business financial platform provider, raised $10 million in Series C funding from multiple backers. The company offers free accounting and invoicing software. I'm checking to learn more about their financial model.

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