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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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Free:Formers’ Emma Cerrone on London, plugging the skills gap and women in technology

Emma Cerrone is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Free:Formers, a London-based group which trains corporates such as Barclays, Asos and Tesco in ‘challenges posed by the digital revolution’. For

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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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Red Herring crowns Global Top 100 winners in California

The Red Herring Global Top 100 Awards came to a close in Pasadena, California last week, and companies from across the world were crowned as among the most promising in technology. The winners came

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The Exit Report: iSocket, MYOB, Shiny Ads

IPO GoDaddy filed with the SEC to go public on June 9th, but the absence of IPO terms in its newly updated S-1 suggest that the domain name registrar and web hosting company will not go forward with

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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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Blossoming Los Angeles technology scene captures attention

Silicon Valley is the tech hub of the U.S., saturated with innovative startups, talented engineers, and the most prominent venture and angel investors.  But move down 400 miles to Southern California,

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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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