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Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

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API service startup Orchestrate.io announced Tuesday it had closed a $3 million seed investment round. The round was led by True Ventures, with participation from Frontline Ventures and Resonant Venture Partners. The funds will be used for hiring, as well as for expanding infrastructure to work with multiple partners across...
Orchestrate.io Closes $3 Million Seed Round

WorldStores Raises $15M Series C To Build Out Its Amazon-Style Ecommerce Model For Home & Garden Products

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WorldStores, a U.K.-based online retailer of home and garden products going after supplier scale to fuel its growth, has raised £10 million ($15.2 million) in Series C funding, led by Serena Capital. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Advent Venture Partners also participated in the round. The new funding brings WorldStores’...
WorldStores Raises $15M Series C To Build Out Its Amazon-Style Ecommerce Model For Home & Garden Products

Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia

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Video management startup Kaltura is growing fast, but it’s looking to expand even more, and has raised even more money to do so. The company has closed a $25 million Series D round of funding, which includes money from new investors Mitsui Global Investment and Orix Ventures. Existing investors Nexus...
Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia
"In the Studio," KISSmetrics' Hiten Shah Simply Tells It Like It Is

Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community

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Wattpad, a booming e-book community site, has raised $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures, and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Union Square Ventures and Golden Venture Partners. Check out that growth chart on the right. The site now hosts five million stories, with 500,000 added per month. It has eight...
Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community

Quirky Raises $6 Million For Social Product Development Platform

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Quirky, a social network for product development, has raised $6 million in Series A funding
 led by RRE Ventures, with Village Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital and a small group of angel investors participating in the round. Prior to the closing of this round, Quirky had raised $1.6 million...
Quirky Raises $6 Million For Social Product Development Platform

Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

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Kaltura, the open source video platform that’s powering Wikipedia’s new HTML5 player, has announced a new $25 million funding round from new investors which include Mitsui & Co. Global Investment and ORIX Ventures, with participating from existing investors which include Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures....
Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

Iterations: The Unbundling Potential Of Apple's Passbook

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is an EIR at Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. This post is about Apple’s Passbook. It’s not about mobile wallets, or Google Wallet, or Square, or anything else. I realize...
Iterations: The Unbundling Potential Of Apple's Passbook

From The China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing: State of the Industry And 6 Demos From Local Startups

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Over the weekend, I attended the China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing, a two-day event that attracted over 400 international attendees and 80 speakers. According to the organizers (China’s leading social game service provider Appleap and Tokyo- and Beijing-based VC firm Infinity Venture Partners), the event is the biggest...
From The China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing: State of the Industry And 6 Demos From Local Startups
Business Cloud Computing: Privacy Is Just As Important As Security

Mobile ad tech firm Mobile Posse lands $5m from Softbank and others

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Mobile Posse, which develops technology that pushes ads and information to mobile handset users on idle cellphone screens, has raised $5 million in Series C funding from new investor Harbert Venture Partners and prior backers Softbank Capital, Court Square Ventures, Columbia Capital and individual investors. The company’s technology is used...
Mobile ad tech firm Mobile Posse lands $5m from Softbank and others

yap.TV snags former NBC/Comcast VP Todd Brown to help expand its second screen TV platforms globally

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yap.TV, the startup that lets broadcasters and content owners manage their own second screen experience, is pushing ahead with monetizing its platforms with the announcement that it has named former NBC/Comcast VP Todd Brown as its new Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development, starting today. The company says...
yap.TV snags former NBC/Comcast VP Todd Brown to help expand its second screen TV platforms globally
Best Buy's Amazon price match is a $400M all-in bet it can't win

AOL's Advertising.com Group Acquires Retargeting Startup Buysight

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AOL just announced that it has acquired Buysight, a startup offering ad targeting and retargeting. The startup will become part of the Advertising.com group, which includes AOL’s various ad platforms, such as Advertising.com, ADTECH, The AOL On Network, goviral, and Pictela. (AOL also owns TechCrunch.) In the acquisition press release, the...
AOL's Advertising.com Group Acquires Retargeting Startup Buysight
With AwesomenessTV, will online video kill the radio star?
Meet New York's first enterprise-focused accelerator, backed by the governor
MomentFeed gets $1.8M more, is quietly powering the local efforts of some major brands

DataSift Raises $15M To Help Businesses Mine And Analyze Social Data

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DataSift, company that provides developers and third parties with access to Twitter, Facebook and other social data sources, has raised $15.25 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners with Northgate Capital and Daher Capital participating. This brings DataSift’s funding to $30 million. For background, developers, businesses, media...
DataSift Raises $15M To Help Businesses Mine And Analyze Social Data
Aereo brings its streaming TV service to 3 more states, launches ad blitz
Keek snags $7M for social video service

Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

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Last year in the wake of the shootings in Norway, I wondered aloud about the language gap that exists on the Web, and as if on cue, I was introduced to Smartling. The company bills itself as a Translation Delivery Network, which is a fancy way of saying it uses...
Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace

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The second hand clothing space is heating up: Between Poshmark, 99Dresses and Threadflip, we’ve covered more than a handful of startups that want to hook users up with clothing that other people no longer want to keep. The “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” principle is currently being applied...
Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace
Signia Venture Partners' Rick Thompson delivers the über-investor's take on mobile gaming investments (interview)
Retail: Credit Card-Linked Coupons Cut Daily Deal Mess

Location-Based Tour Guide App Stray Boots Raises $2M As It Looks To Expand Mobile Reach

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Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that got its start delivering guided tour scavenger hunt games to tourists and city dwellers around the world via SMS, and which recently made the move to mobile apps, today announced a new $2 million Series A funding round, led by Milestone Venture Partners and including...
Location-Based Tour Guide App Stray Boots Raises $2M As It Looks To Expand Mobile Reach
"In the Studio," Nutanix's Dheeraj Pandey is Making Computing and Storage Converge

Mobile advertising company Mojiva lands $7 million in fresh funding

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On the heels of debuting a tablet-only ad network, mobile advertising company Mojiva Inc. has raised $7 million in fresh funding. The financing round was revealed in a regulatory filing yesterday and follows a $25 million Series C round secured in July 2011. The company’s two main solutions are mobile...
Mobile advertising company Mojiva lands $7 million in fresh funding
"In the Studio," Quizlet's Andrew Sutherland Quietly Built A Classroom Juggernaut

Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

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Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that recently graduated from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator with the goal of transforming the city tours market, has announced a $2 million Series A funding round led by Milestone Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $400,000. The startup, which first launched in 2009 as Urban Games, tells TNW that...
Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

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
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