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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...]

RentPath picks up Lovely – Investment Round Up

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Series A Cloud application and mobile device compliance company Sookasa has debuted from stealth, deployed Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service, and raised a Series A funding round. Reports put the investment at $5 million. Accel Partners led the round, which saw contributions from existing seed investors; among them: First Round Capital, SV Angel and … [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...]

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...]

Lightspeed Venture Partners’ new fund nears $1 billion

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Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised a new, nearly billion-dollar fund. It’s the firm’s tenth and has been split in two different pots earmarked for early- and late-stage ventures, according to Fortune, which previously reported the $950 million fund’s size at $1 billion. CNN reported the Menlo Park VC has set $650 million aside for early-stage … [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...]

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...]