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Change.org raises $25m from all-star group of investors

Change.org, an online petition company, has raised $25 million in funding from 24 big name investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Ashton Kutcher and the co-founders of Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo.

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Mesosphere raises $36m for data center operating system

Data Center operating system creator Mesosphere has raised $36 million in Series B funding led by Khosla Ventures.

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The Exit Report: Lending Club, Accompli, PasswordBox

It was a busy week in IPO activity, as a number of highly anticipated soon to be public companies came forward with details about their upcoming offerings.

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Europe enjoys lively tech M&A in Q3 2014

Tech.eu has released its quarterly study of exits in Europe’s tech sector, which will enthuse investors on the continent. A total of 88 deals were recorded. This is down from the 92…

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Uber raises another $1.2bn at staggering $40bn valuation

Uber has raised $1.2 billion in investment, valuing the company at more than $40 billion.

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SoftBank invests $250m into GrabTaxi

SoftBank has invested $250 million into GrabTaxi, a Singapore-based taxi booking application.

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Stripe valued at more than $3.5bn after latest investment

Stripe announced a new round of venture financing that reportedly values the online payments company at over $3.5 billion, double what it was worth less than a year ago.

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Cleaning service Helpling secures $17m Series A

The on-demand cleaning service Helpling has secured $17 million in Series A financing from Mangrove Capital, Phenomen Ventures, Point Nine Capital, and Delivery Hero founder Lukasz Gadowski.

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Walls, feeds and long reads: the future of journalism

“News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read,” said Evelyn Waugh in his 1938 polemic about journalism, Scoop. He wouldn’t be much use in a modern…

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Narrative Science secures $10 million investment led by USAA

Narrative Science, an automated narrative generation provider, has raised $10 million in Series D funding led by USAA.

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