Startups

Buzzfeed raises $50 million funding round – Investment Round Up

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Series A Plated, a meal-kit provider, has raised $15 million in Series A funding in a round led by Greycroft Partners. Formation 8, ff Venture Capital, Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Kite Ventures and Slow Ventures all participated. New York-based Plated delivers recipes and ingredients to consumers to allow them to cook their own … [Read more...]

IPO+M&A Watch: Sprint, Facebook, iDreamSky

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IPO Shares of iDreamSky, a five year old gaming company known for tweaking existing games for the Chinese market, began trading on Nasdaq Thursday at $15 after the company raised $115.5 million. Owned by Tencent (the Chinese Internet conglomerate), iDreamSky is profitable after seeing 2013 revenues skyrocket to $40.7 million from $3.1 million in … [Read more...]

Social Tables secures $8m funding round – Investment Round Up

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Seed funding Two Tap, an in-app e-commerce platform, has raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Digital Garage, Green Visor Capital, Initialized Capital, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel and Transmedia Capital all took part in the round. The company, founded in 2013, will use the new funds for product development, marketing and recruiting.  “Consumers want … [Read more...]

Doctor on Demand raises $21m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Doctor on Demand, a virtual doctor service, has raised $21 million in a Series A round led by Venrock. Shasta Ventures and angel investor Sir Richard Branson also participated. The company, which allows doctors to conduct video visits with their patients, will use the new funds for growth and hiring new staff. Doctor on Demand also … [Read more...]

Vectra Networks secures $25m – Investment Round Up

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Series A Palo Alto, Calif.-based big data analytics company Metanautix has raised $7 million from Sequoia Capital and angel investor Shiva Shivakumar, an early Google employee and current CEO of UrbanEngines. CEO Theo Vassilakis is a former Microsoft software developer and Google Engineering Director. Series B Mobile enterprise security … [Read more...]

Kabam raises $120m in funding from Alibaba – Investment Round Up

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Seed funding Resy, a restaurant reservations app, has raised a $2 million seed round led by Vayner/RSE and Lerer Ventures. Panarea Capital, A-Grade Holdings, Slow Ventures and Ken Austin also participated. The app is launching in New York initially, and will use the funds to expand and continue to develop the product, which allows users to pay … [Read more...]

Epic Sciences raises $30m Series C – Investment Round Up

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Seed funding San Francisco-based gaming studio JuiceBox Games has raised a $2.5 million seed funding round led by Initial Capital. General Catalyst, Index Ventures and Maveron also participated. JuiceBox produces free-to-play mobile games and will use the funds to expand into international markets. ThredUP, which allows users to buy and sell … [Read more...]

Flipkart raises massive $1 billion funding round – Investment Round Up

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Series A Kurbo Health, a mobile program to help people lose weight, has raised $5.8 million in Series A funding from Signia Venture Partners, Data Collective, Bessemer Venture Partners and Promus Ventures. The company’s platform offers services through its iOS app to help children and their families lose weight. The company plans to launch an … [Read more...]

IPO + M&A Watch: Google, Rocket Internet, LinkedIn

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IPO Rumors that the Gilt Groupe is preparing for a fall IPO were fueled this week by news that the company underwent a significant reorganization, which saw CMO Lizzie Francis and VP Jyothi Rao leave and several other employees lose their jobs. The New York-based designer e-commerce platform with over 6 million users most recently raised funds … [Read more...]

NextNav secures $70m funding round – Investment Round Up

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Seed funding Fixed, a mobile app which allows users to protest parking tickets, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, Merus Capital and other angel investors. Users can upload a photo of a parking ticket and evidence of why it was not properly issued, and Fixed will take the case to the local government. The company charges … [Read more...]