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DocuSign secures $233 million funding round

DocuSign, an identity management software company that allows companies to carry out business transactions digitally, has raised $233 million. Investors in the round include Brookside Capital (apart of Bain Capital), Iconiq Capital,…

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Five of China’s biggest social media giants

There are 625 million active social media accounts among China’s 618 million internet users. But none of them are using, at least officially, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Understanding the complex web of…

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Pinterest adds $186m to Series G funding round

Pinterest has added $186 million to its Series G funding round, bringing the total raised in the round to $553 million. New investors include Wellington Management Company and Goldman Sachs, while previous…

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Amazon drone plans, Ericsson sues Apple and Oculus Rift launch schedule

Amazon’s anticipated drone delivery service, once slated as just a pipe dream, appears to be a step closer to fruition with the U.S. Patent Office releasing a report detailing how the drone system might look.

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The Exit Report: Timeful, Yelp, SunGuard Data Systems

Google has bought Timeful, a scheduling application founded by Yoav Shoham and Jacob Bank, AI researchers from Stanford, and Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist from Duke.

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Bitcoin exchange itBit raises $25m, secures New York business license

Bitcoin exchange itBit raised $25 million in funding, and received an official business license from the New York State Department of Financial Services. The license will allow the company to bring in…

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Banjo picks up $100m funding round

Banjo, a service for news publishers, has closed a $100 million Series C funding round led by Softbank. “Banjo is in an interesting space, bringing together the ideas of big data, social,…

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Delivery Hero’s $589m Yemeksepeti acquisition boosts Berlin’s startup cred

Berlin has long been touted as a centre for Europe’s startup crowd. But yesterday’s purchase of Turkish firm Yemeksepeti by Delivery Hero for $589 million, has upped the ante considerably. The food…

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Zenefits valued at $4.5bn following $500m investment

Zenefits, which offers human resources software, has raised $500 million in venture funding, tagging a $4.5 billion valuation to the company. Fidelity Management and Research Company and TPG Growth led the round,…

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NatureBox grabs $30m funding round

NatureBox, an online delivery company that delivers boxes of all-natural foods to customers every month, has received $30 million in funding from a host of investors. They include SoftBank Capital, General Catalyst…

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