Messaging startup Symphony secures $100m in funding

Symphony Communication Services, a secure messaging service, has raised more than $100 million in funding. New investors including Google, Lakestar, Natixis, Societe Generale and UBS participated in the investment round, as did…

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AppDirect secures $140m funding round

AppDirect, a provider of app marketplaces, has raised $140 million in funding led by an investment fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Previous investors including Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, Mithril Capital…

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Marketplace lender SoFi raises $1bn

Student loan refinancing company SoFi raised $1 billion in Series E funding led by SoftBank. Previous backers Third Point Ventures, Wellington Management Company, Institutional Venture Partners, RenRen, Baseline Ventures, DCM Ventures all participated.…

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Blue Jeans Network secures $76.5 million funding round

Blue Jeans Network, a provider of cloud-based video collaboration services, has raised $76.5 million in new funding led by NEA. Previous investors Accel, Battery Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners were joined by…

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HelloFresh secures $85m at $2.9bn valuation

Food delivery startup HelloFresh, backed by Rocket Internet, has raised $85 million at a valuation of $2.9 billion. The company offers fresh meal delivery in seven different countries, and now delivers over…

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Oscar grabs $32.5m at $1.75bn valuation

Google Capital has invested $32.5 million in health insurance startup Oscar, reports the Wall Street Journal. The deal brings the company’s total funding raised to more than $350 million and values Oscar…

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Ipsy raises $100m for subscription-based beauty products

Ipsy, a startup selling monthly subscriptions to bags of beauty products, has raised $100 million in Series B funding from TPG Growth and Sherpa Capital. The company, which was founded by YouTube…

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Orchard Platform grabs $30m Series B round

Orchard Platform, an infrastructure provider for marketplace lending, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Thrive Capital led the round with participation from Jon Windelried, Victory Park Capital, Thomvest Ventures and…

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India’s Bitcoin use set to surge in 2016

India may only be the 10th largest economy in the world, but it is the fourth-fastest-expanding, with a forecasted GDP growth of around 5.5% this year. As the country’s major cities are…

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Okta raises $75m at $1.2bn valuation

Identity and mobility management company Okta has raised $75 million in new financing at a valuation of $1.2 billion. Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital led the funding round, with participation…

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