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Path Confirms Series B Funding From Redpoint, Richard Branson and Others

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We reported last night that Path closed Series B funding of $40 million led by Redpoint Ventures and planned to announce it today. And indeed, a spokeswoman for the company just emailed out the official acknowledgment. Path described the Series B funding as “more than $30M,” and said it also...
Path Confirms Series B Funding From Redpoint, Richard Branson and Others

Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech

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Erply, the startup that makes iPad-oriented and cloud-based point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, has raised $2.15 million in new funding, co-founder CEO Kristian Hiiemaa tells TechCrunch. The round, which is Erply’s Series B, was led by Redpoint Ventures with the participation of Index Ventures and Dave...
Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech

Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina To Drive Latam Growth

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Another funding raise for a collaborative consumption startup: Spain-based private sales club Privalia, which sells branded clothes and accessories at discounted prices to members in the five markets it currently plays in, has closed a new €25 million round ($32.3 million). The company did not specify which round this latest raise falls under...
Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina To Drive Latam Growth
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Brit Media Raises $1.25M and Launches Wedding Web Site Tools

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Former Google TV Product Lead Brit Morin is disclosing today that she has raised $1.25 million in seed funding from an impressive list of investors, including Marissa Mayer, Aileen Lee, Tina Sharkey and Seth Goldstein, Kevin Colleran, Annabel Teal, Index Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund Angel and DMGT. The company called...
Brit Media Raises $1.25M and Launches Wedding Web Site Tools

Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

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Meetic, the European dating giant majority-owned by NYC-based IAC, on Friday announced (PDF) that it has bought Belgium’s Massive Media. France-based Meetic is acquiring 100 percent of the company, which owns online dating site Twoo.com and social network Netlog, for a total price of 18.9 million euros (approximately $25 million)...
Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m
Institutional Venture Partners explains why it bet big on game studio Supercell

Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

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I’m not a professional musician, but apparently it’s a headache for artists to publicize their tourdates on the myriad number of websites and apps that cater to music lovers. Not only is there Facebook and Twitter, but there’s YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud and Hype Machine. Enter Songkick, a concert promotion startup...
Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

Datadog secures $6.2m in funding from Index Ventures and RTP Ventures

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IT monitoring platform Datadog has announced a $6.2 million Series A investment round co-led by Index Ventures and RTP Ventures. Founded in 2010, Datadog plans to use the funding to scale its operations and live up to the expectations of its growing enterprise customer base. New York-based Datadog has built...
Datadog secures $6.2m in funding from Index Ventures and RTP Ventures

PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App

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Yesterday we saw the funding announcement of HandyBook, and it appears this whole area of booking labour fast is really starting to take off. PeoplePerHour, a sort of ‘European E-Lance’ emerged in 2008, scored a seed round then secured VC round from Index ventures. Now it’s announcing a further £2M...
PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App

Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

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Two Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record in starting and selling enterprise software companies have put their weight behind a new startup called Newvem. The company’s SaaS solution – dubbed KnowYourCloud Analytics – enables Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to analyze and optimize their cloud usage. Today, Newvem is announcing...
Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

Index says the City of London needs to step it up

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A couple of months ago Index Ventures mastermind Neil Rimer launched a broadside on the flaccid European market for IPOs, decrying a system that was failing hot European startups and encouraging them to sell out early or go public on the New York stock exchanges. It was the venture capitalists’...
Index says the City of London needs to step it up
Holiday rental firm HouseTrip rakes in $40m as big backers multiply
CipherCloud secures $30M to secure enterprise apps
Andreessen Horowitz backs Shapeways, bringing 3D printing (and New York) out of the Silicon Valley fringes

Why A Site You've Never Heard Of, SoundCloud, Has 180 Million Users

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Song-sharing site Soundcloud announced at Le Web Paris that it now has 180 million users a month. Soundcloud co-founder Alex Ljung said on stage at Le Web that users upload more than 10 hours of music every minute. That's probably because Soundcloud serves as a great platform for independent artists...
Why A Site You've Never Heard Of, SoundCloud, Has 180 Million Users

Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London

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Decoded Fashion takes place on November 1st at the Royal Society in London. The event brings fledgling businesses, designers and retailers together to foster changes in the market and there is a startup pitch competition taking place on the day to push the limits of tech and style. 10 startups will...
Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London

Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering

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The UK may have just entered a double-dip recession but that doesn’t seem to have trickled down to how consumers are spending money on take-out food — and the companies that are building businesses around that. The UK-based online food ordering site Just-Eat has picked up a third round of...
Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering

Social travel site Tripbirds debuts, backed by $560k in seed funding from top investors

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“Nobody has nailed ‘social travel’ yet, but someone will eventually,” Tripbirds co-founder Ted Valentin tells me, evidently hoping that they will. Today, the fledgling Swedish company is launching its travel planning web app in public beta, hoping to entice travelers worldwide to sign up and receive travel recommendations from their...
Social travel site Tripbirds debuts, backed by $560k in seed funding from top investors

NationBuilder raises $6.25M to help campaigns take flight

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As the election season goes into full swing, candidates around the country are hoping to build some of the grassroots infrastructure that helped bring Barack Obama into office four years ago. They can either build their own platform — like Obama’s campaign did — or they can turn to tools...
NationBuilder raises $6.25M to help campaigns take flight
Hot Startup Pure Storage Just Became The CIA's First Flash Storage Investment
Elasticsearch nabs $24M because search is hard, and big data makes it harder
Can CheckThis carve out a publishing niche between Twitter and traditional blogging?

BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App

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BarkBox, the subscription-based service that sends pet owners a box of goodies on a monthly basis, has launched a companion mobile application. The app isn’t merely a mini version of the online service, but is meant to complement Barbox.com by offering unique features like the ability to buy individual items,...
BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App

Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service

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Social analytics firm Socialbakers – the social media monitoring startup that counts Fortune 500 companies like McDonald’s, Nestle, LVMH and Vodafone as clients — has raised $6 million to continue building out its business. The Series B round was led by Index Ventures, and also included participation from existing investor Earlybird Venture...
Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service

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Etsy is focusing in on its sellers, planting deeper roots abroad with $40M round

Report: Criteo Will IPO This Year And Try To Raise Between $270 And $400 Million

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Ad retargeting company Criteo will go public later this year, according to a report by French publication JDN. JDN's sources say Criteo is still deciding between the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, but it will seek to raise between $270 and $400 million when it goes public. Criteo was...
Report: Criteo Will IPO This Year And Try To Raise Between $270 And $400 Million

More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta

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On the heels of last week’s announcement of “social” hostel booking site InBed.me picking up a $1.2m seed round, another social travel site is launching today: Tripbirds, which lets users pick up travel recommendations from friends via other social networks, is now open for business after a private beta period...
More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta
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