Online social platform Hubub has gained $8.5 million in Series A funding. Todd Ruppert, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., and Tom Kalaris were among its investors. TechCrunch reports the company, headquartered in Toronto and New York, will debut a mobile client soon.
Mobile-based payments startup Ezetap has secured $8 million in a Series B funding round led by Helion Advisors, Berggruen Holdings and Social+Capital Partnership. Total backing behind the Bangalore company comes to $11.5 million. Ezetap serves up its solutions to emerging markets. In 2013, Visiongain expected worldwide mobile payments networks to do $251 billion in transactions that year.
Cybersecurity company Cylance has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round “supported by” a group of private investors, Blackstone, Fairhaven Capital and Khosla Ventures, according to company press release. The Irvine venture, founded 2012, operates in a market that could swell to $120.1 billion by 2017, according to MarketsandMarkets.
San Antonio-based medical-device company Seno Medical Instruments Inc. has collected $39 million in a Series C funding round led by MedCare Investment Funds, according to VentureWire. The investment will be put to “push[ing] further into clinical studies in the U.S. and closer to regulatory approval in Europe.”
Local services booking platform ClubLocal has realized a $10.7 million investment led by individual investors, Groupon, and two founders of ReachLocal, Inc. The initial amount invested was $7.5 million, with “an option” for Groupon of injecting $3.2 million more in the next year. The Dallas-based service, deployed in 2012, has carried out more than 11,000 home repairs jobs, according to a press release.
TechNode reports Kmsocial, a social media marketing company, has raised “tens of millions” in its second institutional investment round led by Fosun Venture Capital Investment of Fosun Group. Fidelity Growth Partners Asia joined the funding. The Beijing-based company counts Audi, Starbucks, SAP, Dove and Microsoft among its customers.
MINDBODY, which delivers software solutions for the beauty, health and wellness space, has gained $50 million from a syndicate of investors like Montreux Equity Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, W Capital Partners and Catalyst Investors. The San Luis Obispo company serves more than 500,000 practitioners in 92 countries.
Technology blog GigaOm has gained $8 million in funding from True Ventures, Reed Elsevier Ventures, Alloy Ventures, and Shea Ventures. The site’s founder, Om Malik, is “hanging up [his] reporter’s notebook” and heading to True Ventures, where he will work as a partner.
Google announced on its DoubleClick Advertiser Blog it has picked up London-based Spider.io, which battles advertising fraud. “Our immediate priority is to include their fraud detection technology in our video and display ads products,” said the blog post.
U.K. carrier Vodafone has officially sold its 45 percent interest in Verizon Wireless. New York-based Verizon and Vodafone first decided Verizon would buy the stake back for $130 billion in September.
Mobile social advertising company MOKO Social Media Limited, with offices in New York, D.C. and Perth, will raise A$8 million ($7.2 million) before costs through “a placement of 38.1 million new ordinary shares at A$0.21 per share to qualified institutional and sophisticated investors.” The placement will occur pending shareholder approval.