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Nokia's VC arm leads $9m Series B investment in travel-focused online marketing firm Vizury

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Nokia Growth Partners, the VC fund owned by the Finnish handset giant, has led a $9 million series B funding round for Vizury Interactive, a travel industry-focused online marketing startup headquartered in India. The injection of fresh capital, which includes participation from existing investors Ojas Ventures and Inventus Capital Partners, comes as...
Nokia's VC arm leads $9m Series B investment in travel-focused online marketing firm Vizury

Nokia to invest in 'array' mobile cameras that use small lenses to capture big images

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If the name "Pelican" rings a bell, it's possibly because we covered its array imaging camera prototype back in 2011. The technology uses an array of lenses that are relatively tiny in terms of how much space they take up in a mobile device, but which work together to...
Nokia to invest in 'array' mobile cameras that use small lenses to capture big images

RetailNext nearly doubles funding with $15m round from StarVest, Nokia and others

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Software company RetailNext, which helps brick-and-mortar retailers analyze how shoppers behave inside their stores, has raised $15 million in a Series C round of funding led by new investor StarVest Partners. Prior backers August Capital, Nokia Growth Partners and Commerce Ventures participated in the round as well. The Series C...
RetailNext nearly doubles funding with $15m round from StarVest, Nokia and others

Online language learning startup Babbel nabs $10m from Nokia, Reed Elsevier and others

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If you’d like to learn a new language on the Web, there are actually quite a few options to choose from in this day and age. One that’s been growing like gangbusters, however, is online language learning company Babbel. The Berlin startup is currently present in more than 190 countries...
Online language learning startup Babbel nabs $10m from Nokia, Reed Elsevier and others

Babbel raises $10M to step up language-learning fight against Rosetta Stone

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Lesson Nine, the German company behind online and app-based language-learning platform Babbel.com, has picked up a $10 million Series B funding round that it intends to use for international expansion. Babbel’s strongest market is in its home country, but the plan now is to push into the Americas, the rest...
Babbel raises $10M to step up language-learning fight against Rosetta Stone
Nokia reportedly investing in Lytro-style array camera startup

MineralTree Grabs $6.3M To Give SMBs A Secure Alternative To Online Banking

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With all the noise being made about how essential startups and small businesses are to economic growth and stability, you’d think that the powers that be would be a little more eager to help these job-generators protect their assets. The truth is, when it comes to security and protection, there...
MineralTree Grabs $6.3M To Give SMBs A Secure Alternative To Online Banking

Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

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Nokia finally had a profitable quarter. Now it's spending a quarter of a billion dollars investing in the future. Nokia has said it's going to invest $250 million into its own worldwide ventures effort, Nokia Growth Partners. The fund invests in mobile communications tech startups. Nokia explained the deal...
Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

Nokia looks to boost mobile innovation with further $250M investment in third Nokia Growth Partners venture fund

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Ensuring it doesn’t miss the latest and greatest mobile startups and technologies, Nokia has made another investment in its global venture arm — Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) — pledging $250 million into the firm’s third fund to boost the mobile ecosystem in the US, Europe and Asia. Along with news...
Nokia looks to boost mobile innovation with further $250M investment in third Nokia Growth Partners venture fund
ViVOTech gets investors to open up their digital wallets for new funding

GoodData Raises $25 Million To Extend Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platform

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GoodData has raised $25 million to continue developing its cloud-based business intelligence technology. The funding brings GoodData’s total funding to $55 million. Founder and CEO Roman Stanek said the investment came from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners. Windcrest Partners is also contributing to the round....
GoodData Raises $25 Million To Extend Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platform

Announcing the finalists of The Next Web Paypal X Startup Rally 2010

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The Next Web Conference is in two weeks and over a thousand attendees from all over the world that share a passion for the mobile and Internet scene will attend. For 3 days, and right before the famous Dutch national holiday Queensday, Amsterdam is the place to be for people...
Announcing the finalists of The Next Web Paypal X Startup Rally 2010

NFC Software And Reader Developer ViVOtech Raises More Cash

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ViVOtech, the near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, has raised an additional amount of Series D funding, according to a released issued today. The company said this is an internal round, but did not disclose the investors or the amount. To date, ViVOtech has raised $96 million from...
NFC Software And Reader Developer ViVOtech Raises More Cash

Location-Centric Mobile Ad Network Verve Closes $14M From Qualcomm, Nokia Growth Partners

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Verve Mobile, an advertising network that focuses on delivering geo-fenced or geo-targeted ads, just picked up a third round of venture funding from Nokia Growth Partners and Qualcomm. BlueRun Ventures, an earlier investor that specializes in mobile deals, also participated in the $14 million round. That brings the company’s total funding...
Location-Centric Mobile Ad Network Verve Closes $14M From Qualcomm, Nokia Growth Partners

Online Language Learning Firm Babbel Lands $10 Million Investment

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The money will be used, in part, to go mobile. Babbel has just closed a series B funding round of $10 million, with the money coming from a syndicate led by Reed Elsevier Ventures and including Nokia investment vehicle Nokia Growth Partners. In a statement on the matter Babble...
Online Language Learning Firm Babbel Lands $10 Million Investment

Nokia Growth Partners Launches Third Fund Backed By $250M From Nokia, Expands In China

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Nokia’s venture capital arm Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), which was founded back in 2005 and invests in mobile-related ventures in the U.S., Europe and Asia, has launched its third fund — back by a further $250 million long term commitment from Nokia. The VC firm is also expanding its presence in China...
Nokia Growth Partners Launches Third Fund Backed By $250M From Nokia, Expands In China

AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

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Big Data company AbsolutData received $20 million from Fidelity Growth Partners India. AbsolutData provides data analytics to companies around the world. While most businesses (and journalists) operating in technology hubs cannot escape the growing empire of Big Data, it is still a new concept in other parts of the world....
AbsolutData spreads gospel of Big Data around the world

Education is undergoing a startling revolution: Let’s support it!

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Rob Nail, CEO Singularity University Education is undergoing an incredible and exciting transformation, but I can’t help but wonder if the “experts” can’t see the forest for the trees. We are continuing to see roiling debates from the likes of my colleagues such as Vivek Wadhwa and Peter Thiel over whether kids should...
Education is undergoing a startling revolution: Let’s support it!

Nokia, Google Ventures And Others Put $10.7M In ‘AdSense For Images,’ Luminate

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Luminate, a photo tagging service that has been compared to an “AdSense for Images,” has raised $10.7 million in Series C funding led by Nokia Growth Partners with participation from existing investors August Capital, CMEA Capital, Google Ventures and Shasta Ventures. With this new round of financing, Nokia Growth Partners,...
Nokia, Google Ventures And Others Put $10.7M In ‘AdSense For Images,’ Luminate
Language learning startup Babbel will try to translate $10M into global growth

Report: Google NFC Partner ViVOtech Shutting Down Operations

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ViVOtech, a near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, is shutting down operations due to cash-flow problems. This, despite having raised nearly $100 million in outside funding over the past decade. The company is planning to announce the news to employees later today via conference call, according to a report...
Report: Google NFC Partner ViVOtech Shutting Down Operations

Android App Monetization Platform Metaps Raises $11M Series B From Fidelity Growth Partners Japan & Others To Fuel Asian Growth

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Metaps, a Japanese startup that offers Android developers a platform to monetize their apps, has secured a JPY 1 billion ($11 million) Series B round from Fidelity Growth Partners Japan and other unnamed existing investors. It said it plans to use the funding to grow its business in Asia and expand...
Android App Monetization Platform Metaps Raises $11M Series B From Fidelity Growth Partners Japan & Others To Fuel Asian Growth
Funding Daily: Goodie Goodie Gumdrops

The investors on the trail of a British Facebook

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London has become the scene of a big-money race to find an internet firm with potential to be as profitable as the US social networking siteDavor Hebel, a Croatian-born and US-educated partner at Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, a £100m fund, is explaining where venture capital (VC) investors fit into London's...
The investors on the trail of a British Facebook

Luminate Raises $10.7M in New Funding, Adds Image App Store

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Luminate, the Silicon Valley start-up aimed at making digital images interactive, said it had raised $10.7 million in a Series C round of funding, led by Nokia Growth Partners and also including existing investors. It also said it was launching an Image App Store to “provide a central location for...
Luminate Raises $10.7M in New Funding, Adds Image App Store

Graph Database Company Neo Technology Raises $11 Million Series B

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Today Neo Technology, makers of the NoSQL graph database Neo4j announced that it has raised a $11 million series B led by Sunstone Capital with participation from previous investors such as Fidelity Growth Partners Europe and Conor Venture Partners. The company, founded in Sweden in 2007, previously raised a $10.6...
Graph Database Company Neo Technology Raises $11 Million Series B

Lean-but-mean StylistPick Guns For The Competition With New War Chest

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Bringing US business models to Europe might seem an obvious move for some – but it’s frequently far harder than it might appear. US incumbents can indeed try to expand, but some fall at the first hurdle. Exactly this happened on January 20 when Shoedazzle announced its closure in the...
Lean-but-mean StylistPick Guns For The Competition With New War Chest

Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com scores $15.8m from Fidelity, Index and Greylock

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Notonthehighstreet.com, an online marketplace where you can buy a wide variety of unique products straight from over 3,000 small businesses, this morning announced that it has raised £10 million ($15.8 million) in Series D funding. The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, with previous investors Index Ventures and...
Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com scores $15.8m from Fidelity, Index and Greylock
GoodData brings in $25M to supply Big Data analytics

24/7 Techies nabs $600k from 500 Startups and others to be the IT solution for small businesses

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Managing a company’s tech infrastructure can be tough, especially for startups, small-, and medium-sized businesses. Often these companies might want to have the same top-notch quality service that larger, more established ones have, but can’t afford. One company has set out to see if it can solve that problem: 24/7...
24/7 Techies nabs $600k from 500 Startups and others to be the IT solution for small businesses
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