African e-commerce company Jumia secures $150m funding round

Funding Jumia, an African e-commerce company, has raised €120 million ($150 million) in funding from existing shareholders. The company, which was founded in 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria, is part of

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Flipkart secures another $600m, taking funding total to nearly $2.5bn

Venture The online marketplace for freelance professionals, Elance-oDesk, has raised its first round of financing since being formed in a merger last December in what is widely believed to be a final

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Anonymous message board app Yik Yak reportedly raises $62m

Funding Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak has raised $62 million in funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. The investment values the one-year-old company in the “low hundreds of millions of

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Peer-to-peer car rental service Getaround raises $24m

Series B Getaround, an online peer-to-peer car rental service based out of San Francisco, today received a Series B cash injection that will allow it to move into other cities in the U.S. Today’s $24

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Cloud security startup CipherCloud raises $50m Series B

Seed funding Managed by Q, a smart office cleaning and management service, has closed a $1.65 million seed round. The funding, from names such as RRE Ventures and Haystack’s Semil Shah, will help the

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Shift secures $23.8m for used car concierge service

Seed Bipsync, an automated productivity platform for investment professionals, has received $1.5 million in seed financing. Among the investors are Richard Seigelman (former Kleiner Perkins), David

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10 of 2014’s largest pre-IPO funding rounds

Growth equity investing, which Cambridge Associates argues deserves its own asset class, has emerged in recent years to fund the collection of promising young companies that are not quite ready to

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OrderWithMe raises $28m in funding

Seed funding Investment platform Sliced Investing has closed a seed financing round worth $2 million. Khosla Ventures, Triple Point Ventures and Data Collective joined incubator Y Combinator in

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Craftsy secures $50m Series D investment

Seed 3D body imaging platform Body Labs has secured $2.2 million in seed financing. The New York company is being backed by FirstMark Capital and New York Angels. At this point Body Labs appears to

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Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $35m Series A

Seed Quandl Inc., a marketplace for financial datasets and other quantitative information, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding. The three-year-old company, which is based in Toronto, is aspiring

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