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Sungevity secures $70m in funding – Investment Round Up

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Series A Burlingame, CA-based medical device company RefleXion Medical has raised $11.6 million in a Series A funding round led by Sofinnova Partners. Pfizer Venture Investments and Venrock contributed to the investment. The company is working on “the first biologically-guided radiation therapy system for cancer treatment,” according to a press … [Read more...]

Revolutionary E-Governance helps Moldova beat corruption as Russia threat looms

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Moldova, a tiny state bordering Ukraine, is crippled by corruption and emigration. Some have even suggested that its weaknesses leave it exposed to a possible annexation by Russia, as Vladimir Putin consolidates control over nearby Crimea. The breakaway Moldovan state of Transnistria has already called on Moscow to annex it. NATO's supreme allied … [Read more...]

Lyft raises $250m in funding – Investment Round Up

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Series A Blog aggregation platform Bloglovin has secured $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Northzone. Among current investors contributing: Betaworks, White Star Capital, Lerer Ventures and Bassett Investment Group. The round also saw participation from the founders of Babble and SoulCycle. The company boasts 16 million active users … [Read more...]

Cool Planet Energy Systems raises $100m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has secured $5 million in a Series A round. Accel Partners led the round. According to a press release, the Pasadena-based company is announcing the debut of its flagship title, Midnight Star, into beta this coming summer. Gartner reports revenues for the mobile games industry will swell to $22 … [Read more...]

Cloudera raises $900m – Investment Round Up

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Series A New York City’s Handshake, a sales order management platform that serves wholesalers, has received $8 million in Series A funding. Emergence Capital Partners led the round, which saw participation from seed-round backers, MHS Capital, SoftTech VC and High Peaks Venture Partners. The company’s CEO, Glen Coates, reports in a press release … [Read more...]

SIGFOX raises more than $20m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Simon Rothman at Greylock Partners has led a Series A investment in Sprig, which provides hand-crafted dinners and their delivery. Battery Ventures and Accel Partners also contributed to the $10 million round. The San Francisco-based company leverages a culinary team spearheaded by Nate Keller, formerly Google’s executive chef, according … [Read more...]

OneRoofEnergy secures more than $30m in funding – Investment Round Up

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Series A Payward, Inc.’s Kraken division — an exchange for digital currencies such as Dogecoin and Bitcoin — has received $5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Hummingbird Ventures. Among its other backers: Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Opportunity Fund and angel Trace Mayer. Kraken provides an intersection point for foreign exchange … [Read more...]

Circle Internet Financial raises $17m – Investment Round Up

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Series A LiveSafe, which delivers mobile safety technology, has gained $6.5 million in a Series A funding round led by IAC. The Arlington company provides a communication platform, which crowdsources personal safety and uses the ubiquity of smartphones to block and react to dangerous threats, according to a press release. Series B Digital … [Read more...]

Yelp’s YP partnership continues alliance trend

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Yelp, the search platform best known for turning up restaurants and reviews, has partnered with YP to upgrade its offering. The mutually beneficial deal provides YP’s advertisers a wider audience, and Yelp extra content. Yelp’s strategic move marks its second major tie-up in as many months. This past February, the San Francisco company teamed with … [Read more...]

How Berlin became an online privacy haven

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After NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked millions of secrets that blew the lid off American spying activities, Germany's most famous news magazine Der Spiegel defended him, blazoning "Asyl Für Snowden" (Asylum for Snowden) on its front page. Since then, Snowden has found a home in Moscow. But many hoped the German capital of Berlin had provided … [Read more...]