Osmo, an iPad-powered gaming device startup out of Palo Alto, has raised $12 million in a Series A round led by Accel Partners with participation from Upfront Ventures and K9 Ventures. Osmo has created a gaming kit for children that includes a camera along with physical gaming pieces to combine real-world play and virtual gaming. Founded in 2013, Osmo has shipped its first product to over 2,000 schools and will use the new cash to expand operations and explore additional platforms for its games.

Metail, a virtual fitting room startup based in London, has raised $12 million in new funding led by TAL Apparel of Hong Kong-based TAL Group with participation from existing investor John Gleasure. Metail provides virtual fitting room technology to major clothing retailers so that customers can try on clothes online. Founded in 2008, Metail has raised $20 million to date and will use the latest funding to focus on mobile and expand overseas presence across South America, Asia and Europe.

Mailcloud, an email and messaging startup headquartered in London, has raised $1.8 million in new seed funding led by Octopus Ventures with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Kima Ventures, Seedcamp, and a handful of angel investors. Mailcloud provides a platform for users to organize email history, shared files and content into personal folders so teams can easily communicate across all devices. Founded late last year but still under wraps, Mailcloud has raised a total of $2.8 million to date and plans to go live on iOS and Android next month.

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  • Originally published October 17, 2014, updated April 26, 2023