San Francisco’s security-focused messaging app Wickr has secured $9 million in a Series A funding led by Alsop Louie Partners, according to reports. Other notable backers include Thor Halvorssen, President of the Human Rights Foundation; Gilman Louie of Alsop Louie Partners, former CEO and founder of In-Q-Tel; Juniper Networks; and others. The application allows users to send encrypt communications and emphasizes privacy and security.
New York media outlet Mashable has finished its Series A round with $14 million, up from $13.3 million, which the company received in January. The new investment comes from Tribune Digital Ventures. The round marks the New York-based company’s first-even funding since it was founded in 2005.
Oak Investment Partners has led a $17 million Series B investment in business information company DueDil. Passion Capital and Notion Capital participated. In the last 10 months, the company has secured $22 million in funding, as the London company had previously raised $5 million last year. The company has grown to be twice its size since its Series A funding round; it is anticipated to do the same in the next year.
Top10.com has completed an $8 million Series B investment. Balderton Capital led the round, which saw participation from Forward Partners, Idealab, and Accel Partners. The U.K. company presents the top 10 hotels in “any destination in the world,” according to a press release. The platform now generates more than $1 million a month in hotel bookings.
Molecular testing company RainDance Technologies has realized a $16.5 million Series E investment round extension. All previous financial backers were joined new ones GE Ventures and Northgate Capital. Total backing now exceeds $100 million from investors like Mohr Davidow Ventures, Quaker BioVentures, Acadia Woods Partners, Alloy Ventures, Northgate Capital, Sectoral Asset Management, and Capital Royalty Partners.
Great Yarmouth-based 3sun Group, which focuses on the energy industry, has received a £10 million ($16.7 million) investment from Business Growth Fund. The company “operates in the oil and gas onshore and offshore wind sectors” and is on schedule to drive revenues amounting to more than £25 million for 2014. 3sun has bases in Aberdeenshire; Bergen, Norway; Lubeck, Germany; and Esbjerg, Denmark, and is exploring more places.
Softgarden and 1000jobboersen, two companies based in Berlin that provide recruitment solutions, have merged. Softgarden leverages recruiting software while 1000jobboersen suggests job boards. “With the most modern technology and comprehensive analytical qualities combined with HR-experience and longstanding expertise in multi posting our clients will become winners of the war for talents,” Softgarden writes in a blog post.
FrontStream Holdings, LLC, dba FrontStream Payments, has picked up Washington, D.C.-based TRUiST, which offers corporate philanthropy services. TRUiST will help FrontStream attend to nonprofits and charitable donors; in 2013, the Reston, VA company officially debuted its NonProfit Division made up of three brands concentrating on nonprofit: FirstGiving, Artez Interactive, and GiftWorks.