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Last week in this space, we reported just one local venture capital deal -- a meager $1 million in seed money -- but predicted things would heat up after Labor Day and the deals would start popping.
Sure enough, the sluggish summer season has given way to a few big VC deals, with more expected in the coming months.
Here's a look at some of the big deals that closed the week after Labor Day:
* As expected, EqualFooting.com finalized a $60 million venture capital round, which will help the Sterling-based firm expand its e-commerce exchange. EqualFooting is building itself into the top online marketplace for construction, maintenance and contractor's …