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The Exit Report: Alibaba, Mojang, FeedHenry

IPO Alibaba’s stock popped 35% on Friday, the much anticipated first day of trading for the Chinese e-commerce company. The shares, which were priced at $68, reached as high as $99.70 but settled

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PrecisionHawk completes $10m Series B funding round

Seed funding SchoolMint, which provides mobile and online enrolment systems for schools, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding, in a round led by New School Ventures Fund, Runa Capital and

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Ping Identity closes $35 million round of funding

Series B Nanomech, a nano-manufacturing technology company, has secured $12 million in Series B funding from Meadow Lane Investments, Hendricks Investment Holdings, Advantage Capital Partners and

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JW Player raises $20m Series C round

Series A Workpop, a free hourly wage job posting board, has raised $7 million from Trinity Ventures shortly after securing $900,000 in seed funding from a host of investors that included SV Angel,

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How would Scottish independence affect the tech sector?

Tomorrow Scots go to the polls to decide whether they should become an independent nation, ending their 307-year place within the United Kingdom. Mud has been flung on both sides and the debate has

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Ride-sharing app Sidecar secures $15m in funding

Series B RJMetrics, an analytics platform for online businesses, has raised $16.5 million in Series B investment, from August Capital and existing investors Trinity Ventures and SoftTech. RJMetrics

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Berlin’s Inkitt aiming for 50 Shades of Green as digital publishing lifts off

Tucked in a bar-laden, cobblestoned corner of Berlin, a two-person team is trying to change the way Europe reads and writes. Inkitt, founded in 2012, claims to offer writers a platform to share their

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Kinnek secures $10 million funding round

Series A Kinnek, a marketplace for small businesses to find suppliers, has raised a $10 million Series A round led by Matrix Partners. Existing investors such as Sierra Ventures, Version One

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The Exit Report: Rakuten, Rocket Internet, Mojang

IPO CyberArk Software Ltd., an Israeli digital security solutions provider, will sell 5.36 million shares for between $13 and $15 per share.  A sale price within that range would give the company an

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Ifbyphone secures $30m in funding, acquires Mongoose Metrics

Seed funding Food testing company 6SensorLabs has raised $4 million in seed funding, TechCrunch reports. Upfront Ventures led the round, with participation from SoftTech VC, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor,

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