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The Gilt Groupe of Russia, KupiVIP, Raises Another $38M Led By Intel

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In the same week that Fab snapped up UK design site Llustre and set its sights on more European expansion, some growth news from another big online fashion commerce player: KupiVIP, the Gilt Groupe of Russia, has raised another $38 million in funding to help fuel a business that is...
The Gilt Groupe of Russia, KupiVIP, Raises Another $38M Led By Intel

Pinterest has closed $200 million in fresh capital at a $2.5 billion valuation

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According to Kara Swisher at All Things D, Pinterest has closed a $200 million funding round at an astonishing $2.5 billion dollar valuation. In short, Pinterest sold 8% of itself for several hundred million. Valiant Capital Partners lead the round, which was particiapted in by its previous investors, including FirstMark and...
Pinterest has closed $200 million in fresh capital at a $2.5 billion valuation

Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company

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Here’s yet another sad turn in the story of one of social networking’s also-rans. Bebo, the early U.K.-based social network that AOL bought for $850 million only to turn around and sell for less than $10 million later, may see its current CEO Adam Levin go. The company’s shareholders, who...
Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company

Twitter Acquires Mobile Crash Reporting Tool Crashlytics, Development Of The Product Will Continue "Unabated"

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Today, Crashlytics, a crash reporting tool, was acquired by Twitter. Numerous companies use Crashlytics to find out when their apps crash on consumer devices, as well as what the root cause of it was. The apps currently using it are Twitter, Vine, Yelp, Kayak, TaskRabbit and Waze, the team says....
Twitter Acquires Mobile Crash Reporting Tool Crashlytics, Development Of The Product Will Continue "Unabated"

Digital Forensics And Cyber Security Firm AccessData Gets $45M Investment From Sorenson Capital, Silicon Valley Bank

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AccessData was among the first companies to focus on digital forensics, cyber security and litigation support when it was founded all the way back in 1987. The company never took any outside funding. That is, until today. Access data just announced that it has received a $45 million investment from...
Digital Forensics And Cyber Security Firm AccessData Gets $45M Investment From Sorenson Capital, Silicon Valley Bank

Used By 30% Of U.S. High Schools, Parchment Lands $23.5M To Bring Transcripts & Student Data Online

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It’s been a good year so far for venture capital investment in education, as both the total number of deals and total capital flowing into the space are expected to hit new highs. Yet, even so, those big financing rounds that have become the staple for consumer and mobile companies...
Used By 30% Of U.S. High Schools, Parchment Lands $23.5M To Bring Transcripts & Student Data Online

Investors Cool on Foursquare

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Some social media start-ups are finding investors a lot less friendly in the wake of Facebook Inc.’s messy initial public offering. A few months before Facebook went public in May, venture capital firm Spark Capital Partners LLC bought $30 million of Foursquare Labs Inc. stock from the start-up’s employees in...
Investors Cool on Foursquare

iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform

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iJento, a provider of digital and multichannel customer intelligence for businesses who want to improve their customer targeting, has raised a new $8 million round of funding, led by MMC Ventures. Previous investors, Nauta Capital, and Oxford Partners, also participated in what is for them effectively a follow-on round. The...
iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform

Online sleuth Traackr raises $1.5M for enterprise people discovery engine

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In theory, the internet offers brands the opportunity to target and deliver a message to nearly any audience in the world. In practice, doing so accurately and efficiently is often far more difficult that it would seem from the outside. Under the radar startup Traackr offers an enterprise-grade people discovery...
Online sleuth Traackr raises $1.5M for enterprise people discovery engine

Bebo Founders and Shareholders Sue New Owner

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Bebo’s co-founders Michael and Xochi Birch and other investors are suing its new owners and seeking $5 million in damages, paidContent reports. The group was persuaded to put more money into Bebo after Criterion Capital Partners bought the social network from AOL in 2010. The investors allege that Criterion has...
Bebo Founders and Shareholders Sue New Owner

Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth

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In a bid to capitalise on what it says is a period of “accelerated growth”, eBuddy, the Dutch web and mobile messaging company, has appointed Sytse Zuidema as its new Chief Operations Officer, where he’ll be charged with leading the management team and overseeing day-to-day operations, such as sales, marketing,...
Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth
Stormpath gives companies an easier way to authenticate users, with $8.2M
VivaReal raises $15M to help people find home in Latin America

Fashion For Home Scores New Funding As Samwer Brothers’ Rocket Internet Exit

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Fashion For Home, the online designer furniture store, has scored a new funding round led by the Munich-based VC Acton Capital Partners, while Holtzbrinck Ventures has also participated. And with it we have an exit of sorts. That’s because, as part of the round, the Samwer Brothers’ incubator, Rocket Internet, has...
Fashion For Home Scores New Funding As Samwer Brothers’ Rocket Internet Exit
Tag team: Social network Tagged acquires discovery app Urbantag

ByteLight's Lightbulbs Send Invisible Blinking Codes To Your iPhone

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Bulbs, starting at $69 for two, can screw into regular fixtures and broadcast offers, maps, or information to customers or guests of businesses--and send movement and behavior data to business owners. The lightbulbs at Boston's Museum of Science are talking to visitors. The museum recently partnered with ByteLight, a...
ByteLight's Lightbulbs Send Invisible Blinking Codes To Your iPhone
Identified doesn’t want to be your father’s job site

Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

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Two months ago, Boston-based app analytics company Crashlytics turned down an acquisition offer. Today, it’s turned the tables and acquired a company of its own. Crashlytics has acquired Firetower app, a company that makes bug detecting instruments for Javascript. Crashlytics swiped Firetower from the hands of a competing acquirer at...
Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

Firebase Raises $1.1M For Real-Time App Infrastructure

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Last month, I wrote about Y Combinator-backed Firebase and its ambitious vision to reinvent the infrastructure of real-time apps. Now the company is announcing that some big investors have signed on to that vision, with a $1.1 million round led by Flybridge Capital Partners. Other investors in the round include...
Firebase Raises $1.1M For Real-Time App Infrastructure

Roomorama And Lofty Merge Online Rental Sites, Take $2.1M Seed Round From ProFounders, Lerer Media

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As a wave of new hopefuls enter the online travel market using social media elements to stand out from the pack, two more traditional sites that focus on vacation rental accommodation, Roomorama and Lofty, are merging to scale up, and they’re picking up a $2.1 million seed round to help...
Roomorama And Lofty Merge Online Rental Sites, Take $2.1M Seed Round From ProFounders, Lerer Media
ChaCha, the other Q & A site, raises $14 million. How it can have a shot against the big boys

Talent Matching And Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others

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Evolv, a startup that develops science-based, on-demand talent matching and intelligence software, has raised another $15 million in Series D financing, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners with existing investors GGV Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Khosla Ventures also participating in the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $44...
Talent Matching And Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others

How at risk for attack is your company? BitSight's gets $24M to tell you

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now BitSight believes the best way to tell if your company could get hacked is through the data you currently have. The company received a $24 million first round of funding today, from data-excited venture capitalists including Menlo Ventures, Flybridge...
How at risk for attack is your company? BitSight's gets $24M to tell you

DataXu Raises $27M For Real-Time, Data-Driven Ad Buying

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DataXu, a startup that sees itself at the head of a “programmatic marketing revolution, has raised $27 million in new funding. DataXu was founded by MIT aeronautics and astronautics engineers who teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to create software that optimizes ad buying across multiple exchanges, which they launched at...
DataXu Raises $27M For Real-Time, Data-Driven Ad Buying

EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

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EndPlay, a provider of cloud solutions designed to help media, entertainment and retail companies create, deliver and monetize content, this morning announced that its latest round of funding brings its total raised to a cool $21.5 million. The capital injection came from management and existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and...
EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

On the Heels of Three Exits, NYC's Thrive Capital Raises $150 Million Fund

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(Photo: Crunchbase) Thrive Capital, the New York-based venture capital firm helmed by 26-year-old Josh Kushner*, announced today that it has successfully raised a $150 million fund for early and later stage startups. The news comes almost a year to the day after Thrive announced a $40 million raise from investors...
On the Heels of Three Exits, NYC's Thrive Capital Raises $150 Million Fund

Funding daily: Gain some knowledge by playing a video game

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Funding daily: Gain some knowledge by playing a video game
Russian travel site raises $11M, named 'most innovative' by Fast Company

Social Network Tagged Raises $15M; Revenue Grew 35 Percent To $43M In 2011

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Tagged, a social network for meeting new people, has raised $15 million in growth capital financing from Lighthouse Capital Partners and Comerica Bank. The company previously raised $9 million in funding. Tagged was on an acquisition tear in 2011, buying hi5, Digsby, TopicMarks and WeGame. These acquisitions expanded the network’s...
Social Network Tagged Raises $15M; Revenue Grew 35 Percent To $43M In 2011

Obama To Reportedly Nominate Former Telecom Lobbyist Tom Wheeler As FCC Chair

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The White House will reportedly confirm that former telecommunications lobbyist Tom Wheeler will be nominated to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Current FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will act as interim chairman while outgoing Chair Julius Genachowski enjoys his luxurious new life as a fellow at the Aspen Institute policy think...
Obama To Reportedly Nominate Former Telecom Lobbyist Tom Wheeler As FCC Chair
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