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The age of big domain name purchases isn’t over yet — at least not in the world of crowdfunding, where even Donald Trump wants to take the concept mainstream. GoFundMe, which has raised some $75 million through the sort of personal fundraising campaigns that Kickstarter doesn’t allow, has paid approximately $170,000 to buy Crowdfunding.com. It won’t, however, be changing its name.
News ByteGrand St., the invitation-only (for now) “creative technology” online store. It has raised $1.3 million led by First Round Capital.
News ByteCircleCI, a small startup that helps Web applications like Kickstarter, Stripe and Tapjoy rapidly test and deploy code (called “continuous integration,” or CI) has raised $1.5 million. The service connects to GitHub and ties into the growing trend of developer services. Investors include Lean Startup dude Eric Ries, Heroku co-founder James Lindenbaum, Baseline Ventures and Harrison Metal.