Mozido, a mobile financial, retail and marketing services provider, has secured $185 million in Series B funding from MasterCard, Wellington Management, H.R.H. Sheikh Nayan of the UAE and Julian Robertson Jr., the chairman of Tiger Management. The company has now raised a total of $265 million over the past 12 months and plans to expand the Series B funding round to reach up to $400 million. Mozido’s customer analytics platform provides cloud-based solutions. The New York-based company will use the funds for global expansion and acquisitions. “Mozido’s strength in building versatile mobile financial and retail solutions that can be used around the globe and across borders makes them a perfect partner for MasterCard’s prepaid card, payment and security services,” said Gary Flood, President, Global Products and Solutions, MasterCard.
Zignal Labs, which delivers data-driven insights, has completed a $10.7 million Series B round of financing led by Andy Ballard, Managing Partner of Figtree Partners; Mitchell Cohen, Manager of Ross Investment Associates; and Jim Hornthal, co-founder and Chairman of Zignal Labs. The company will use the funds to expand its team. “We founded the company three years ago because we identified an acute market need for a new type of analytics platform that could aggregate information from millions of sources in real-time. Today, our customers are making better strategic and tactical decisions based on the insights and perspectives that the Zignal Labs platform provides,” Josh Ginsberg, CEO, Zignal Labs.
Chinese mobile shopping website Koudai Gouwu has secured a $350 million Series C funding round, led by Tencent and Tiger Fund, according to the company’s Weibo account, and reported by TechNode. Tencent contributed $145 million to the total amount, taking a 10% stake in the company. The company’s shopping platform allows users to make purchases from within WeChat, giving shop owners the chance to appeal to WeChat’s huge number of users.
Mobile relationship management company Urban Airship has closed a Series D follow-on round of financing from True Ventures, Foundry Group and August Capital. The company has now raised a total of $58.7 million to date and will use the latest funds to accelerate growth and expand globally. “Having just come on board Urban Airship as CEO, I’m pleased to see the board and our primary investors continue to invest in our future growth. We are dedicated to helping businesses mobilize their most important relationships,” said Brett Caine, CEO and president, Urban Airship. “This additional funding validates our focus on offering unparalleled mobile expertise and technology to help companies maximize what are their biggest and most strategic growth opportunities today.”