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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

Fanatics raises $170M at $3.1B valuation to sell stuff to sports fans

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Sports fans are a passionate, engaged, highly lucrative bunch, and Fanatics Inc. has raised $170 million to fuel their fervor. Fanatics is an online retailer of official licensed sports merchandise. The company powers the e-commerce sites of all major...
Fanatics raises $170M at $3.1B valuation to sell stuff to sports fans

Education marketplace Udemy raises $12 million to expand content and explore new platforms

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After passing 5,000 courses and releasing its first iPad app, online education marketplace Udemy has announced the completion of a $12 million Series B financing round led by Insight Venture Partners. This new round, which also counts Lightbank, MHS Capital and Learn Capital as investors, brings Udemy’s total funding to $16 million, and will be used to help grow...
Education marketplace Udemy raises $12 million to expand content and explore new platforms

Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved Dell Software‘s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of IT provider, Quest Software. Dell beat out an alliance of private investment firm, Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital, in a two-month bidding war. As Reuters today reported, the acquisition is core to Dell’s vision to reduce...
Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software

Flash Website Maker Wix Launches HTML5

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Wix launched its simple website making tools in 2006, when sites built with Adobe flash were all the rage. And, 20 million users later, the company has stuck by those flashy roots even with the rise of mobile and corresponding popularity of HTML5. That is, until today. This morning Wix...
Flash Website Maker Wix Launches HTML5

6L cuts its development team as it focuses on third-party game publishing

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6L, the company formerly known as 6waves Lolapps, said today that it has laid off all of its development staff. The company was formed last year through the merger of Hong Kong-based 6waves and San Francisco-based Lolapps, the publisher of games such as Ravenwood Fair. 6waves focused on publishing third-party...
6L cuts its development team as it focuses on third-party game publishing

Exclusive: 6waves Lolapps cuts development staff, focuses exclusively on publishing

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6waves Lolapps — the developer sometimes known as 6L — laid off all of its development staff today, Inside Social Games can confirm. The company is now focused entirely on games publishing. “6waves Lolapps will now focus on working with independent developers to launch and grow their mobile and social...
Exclusive: 6waves Lolapps cuts development staff, focuses exclusively on publishing

Expedia Buys Majority Stake In European Hotel Search Site Trivago For $632 Million

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Online travel giant Expedia announced this morning that it will acquire a majority stake in Trivago, the Dusseldorf, Germany-based hotel search and price comparison site. In a regulatory filing, Expedia said it will pay a total of about €477 million Euro, which is approximately $632 million in US dollars, in...
Expedia Buys Majority Stake In European Hotel Search Site Trivago For $632 Million

A Big Venture Round for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $15M

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Kickstarter may be the best-known brand in crowdfunding, but Indiegogo now has the biggest war chest. Indiegogo now has the backing of Insight Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures, in a new round announced today. Along with previous investors, the firms provided $15 million in Series A funding for Indiegogo, adding...
A Big Venture Round for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $15M

Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

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Those always-chatty bankers are at it again. Today they’ve told Bloomberg News that Dell is one of several companies in talks to acquires Quest Software. I’ve never heard of Quest Software, but its a 25-year old company that last year it reported $857 million in sales and a $44 million...
Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

Virtualization software firm PDH Virtual raises $4 million from Citrix and others

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PHD Virtual, a virtualization management software company that specializes in the backup of VMware and Citrix, and monitoring solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has raised $4 million (PDF). Half of the capital was raised in an equity funding round led by PHD Virtual business and technology partner Citrix...
Virtualization software firm PDH Virtual raises $4 million from Citrix and others
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Index Leads $165 Million Round in Cloud-Based Energy Database Company Drilling Info

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This may not surprise you but it certainly surprised me when I read it: The United States is closer to being energy-independent today than it has been in 20 years. Energy independence is one of those things that presidents always seem to talk about in speeches before Congress, but it...
Index Leads $165 Million Round in Cloud-Based Energy Database Company Drilling Info

M-Commerce Startup Branding Brand Goes From Bootstrapped To $7.5M Series A, Brings In Former GNC, Dick's Sporting Goods Head As President

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Branding Brand, a startup powering the mobile commerce for sites and mobile apps from – you guessed it – big-name brands, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding and has now brought in Jeffrey R. Hennion as President. Hennion is the former head of e-commerce at GNC and Dick’s...
M-Commerce Startup Branding Brand Goes From Bootstrapped To $7.5M Series A, Brings In Former GNC, Dick's Sporting Goods Head As President

Activision teams with Flurry for new mobile publishing initiative

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Activision is teaming with mobile analytics company Flurry to establish a new mobile publishing division called Activision Mobile Publishing. The two companies announced the deal this morning, revealing the new publishing platform will provide developers with Activision’s publishing expertise and support from Flurry’s analytics, advertising and user acquisition tools.  Activision...
Activision teams with Flurry for new mobile publishing initiative
Dell bets on enterprise with $2.4B Quest Software buy

Here's Why This Investor Poured A Staggering $200 Million Into A Company You'd Never Heard Of

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Enterprise startup AirWatch raised a whopping $200 million yesterday. Megarounds in private companies are becoming more and more common, but this is the first venture-capital investment AirWatch has taken. Business Insider just talked to Jeff Horing, the investor who led the round. He told us that almost the entire amount came...
Here's Why This Investor Poured A Staggering $200 Million Into A Company You'd Never Heard Of

6waves Lolapps Sheds Most Of Its Development Team To Focus on Publishing Games

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6waves Lolapps, the social gaming company that was formed out of a merger just half a year ago, shed most of its employees on the development side today to focus on publishing other studios’ titles. The decision today seems to undo some of what that merger agreement created last July...
6waves Lolapps Sheds Most Of Its Development Team To Focus on Publishing Games

Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

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Udemy has announced Udemy for Organizations, a new corporate training product that will let companies build a curriculum from the online education service’s existing course collections and create their own courses. Dennis Yang, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement: Because of the skills-based nature of Udemy’s content,...
Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

Crowdsourced Video Ad Startup Tongal Raises $15 Million

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Tongal, a startup that uses crowdsourcing to create video ads, has raised $15 million from Insight Venture Partners. The 5-year-old company, whose clients include Lego, P&G and McDonalds, says it has distributed $3 million to contributors to date, and says revenue grew 400 percent last year....
Crowdsourced Video Ad Startup Tongal Raises $15 Million

Trendy Entertainment, maker of the cross-platform Dungeon Defenders game, raises $18.2 million

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Trendy Entertainment, the Gainesville, Florida-based indie studio behind video game Dungeon Defenders, has raised $18.2 million in funding, according to an SEC filing. The company hasn’t formally announced the funding round (yet), but we’ve learned that Insight Venture Partners is one of the investors. We’ve reached out to Trendy Entertainment...
Trendy Entertainment, maker of the cross-platform Dungeon Defenders game, raises $18.2 million

Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Learning To Latin America

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Open English, as its name might suggest, is an online learning platform that helps non-English speakers learn the language and speak fluently. After developing the foundation for Open English in his home country of Venezuela in 2006, Andres Moreno took his idea north to Florida, where he launched the program...
Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Learning To Latin America
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Smartsheet, Spreadsheets Reimagined, Lands $26 Million From Insight and Madrona

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If your idea of collaborating with colleagues on a spreadsheet can approximately be described as “emailing attachments,” you’ve probably wondered more than a few times if there were a faster and smoother way. Collaboration tools are all the rage in office applications these days and they come in many forms....
Smartsheet, Spreadsheets Reimagined, Lands $26 Million From Insight and Madrona

Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

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Dell and Quest software officially revealed what the world already knew: that Dell was in a bidding war against a band of private equity firms to buy Quest Software. The two companies announced that Dell would buy Quest for $2.4 billion -- slightly more than Dell's own last bid of...
Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

BrightEdge's $42.8 Million In Funding To Go Toward Company's Content Marketing Solutions

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SEO and content marketing company BrightEdge has raised $42.8 million in Series D funding led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners, along with investments from Intel Capital, Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures and Illuminate Ventures. Originally an SEO company, BrightEdge says the newly... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
BrightEdge's $42.8 Million In Funding To Go Toward Company's Content Marketing Solutions

Richard Branson’s Tweet Scored An 18-Year-Old's Startup $1 Million In Funding

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Last year, eighteen year-old Stacey Ferraira saw the following tweet by Richard Branson:  Enjoy intimate cocktails with me in Miami on June 15th - $2,000 to charity.For details email: Community.investment@fly.virgin.com — richardbranson (@richardbranson) June 10, 2011 Even though Ferraira was too young to accept a cocktail she decided to jump at...
Richard Branson’s Tweet Scored An 18-Year-Old's Startup $1 Million In Funding

Dell's Acquisition Talks With Quest Software Break Off

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Negotiations by Dell to acquire Quest Software, first reported last month but never confirmed by either company, have broken off, according to a Reuters report. No reason was given for the end of talks, which are being described as having been tenuous from the start. Last month chatty bankers had...
Dell's Acquisition Talks With Quest Software Break Off

Dell Confirms Buyout Offers from Blackstone and Icahn, Says Both May Be Superior

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Dell today confirmed what leaked out over the weekend, that private equity firm Blackstone and activist investor Carl Icahn have made offers to buy out the struggling computer company at valuations that are higher than a $24.4 billion offer from founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake partners made last month....
Dell Confirms Buyout Offers from Blackstone and Icahn, Says Both May Be Superior
Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Lands $12M To Expand Its Course Catalog, Go Cross-Platform
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