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Capital Exchange (CapXG), a Valencia, California-based interactive, web-based, networking site serving the financial community, has received a majority investment of undisclosed amount from private equity firm Revolution Capital Group. Following the investment, CapXG operations will be led by Chongyang Luo, CTO and Operations Director for the Capital Exchange and Director of Technology for Revolution Capital […]

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Blyk, a Helsinky, Finland-based mobile messaging media company, appointed Eric Kip as Chief Executive Officer. Eric Kip joined Blyk in 2009, and was previously CCO. He has 20 years of experience working with advertising in various executive media functions. Before joining Blyk, he held executive management positions at two major media agencies including Initiative (part of […]

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SMS GupShup, an India-based social network and group messaging provider, has raised $10m in Series E funding. Tenaya Capital has joined existing investors Globespan Capital Partners, Helion Ventures and Charles River Ventures in this round. The company intends to use the funds to drive product innovation, increase sales and marketing, and expand globally. Launched in […]

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Ardelyx, Inc., a Fremont, California-based company that develops novel oral therapeutics to correct mineral metabolism and metabolic disorders, has closed a $30m Series B financing. Participating in the financing are existing shareholders NEA, CMEA and individual investors, as well as a new backer Amgen Ventures, LLC. The company intends to use the funds to advance […]

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Ebuzzing, formerly Wikio Group, a European social media group, has raised $24.5m in second funding round. The round was led by Gimv, which is injecting $14.5m, with participation from existing shareholders Lightspeed, Gemini, Solorun and the founder and CEO Pierre Chappaz. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations in Europe. Founded in […]

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As a part of an ongoing strategy to broaden application and games development for its ecosystem, Nokia is investing in Vision+, a new fund focused on financing innovative products. Vision+ invests into product development projects with a target for market entry and commercialization. Product developers and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to create and preserve their […]

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RootMusic, a San Francisco, CA-based that has developed BandPage, the platform for musicians on Facebook, has closed a $16m Series B expansion round of funding. The round was led by GGV Capital, with participation from new investor Northgate Capital and existing investor Mohr Davidow Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, GV Partner Hany Nada will […]

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Aleva Neurotherapeutics, a Lausanne, Switzerland-based company developing implants for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in major neurological indications such as Parkinson´s disease or depression, closed a €9.5m Series A financing. The round was co-led by BioMedInvest AG (managed by BioMedPartners AG) and BB BIOTECH VENTURES III, L.P. (advised by Bellevue Asset Management AG), with participation from […]

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Zite, a San Francisco-based news app for the iPad that gives users a personalized magazine-like experience, has been acquired by CNN. Zite is an iPad app that provides an individually personalized experience surfacing content that users will find most interesting from a variety of sources across the Web. CNN has added the company to its portfolio […]

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ProfitPoint, Inc., a Philadelphia, PA-based provider of stored value and loyalty program solutions, has received the extension of a $2.5m credit facility from Square 1 Bank. Led by Interim CEO Ward Schultz, ProfitPoint provides national and international small-to-medium sized businesses with gift and loyalty programs designed to build lasting customer-value based relationships. The company utilizes […]

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CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Research Triangle Park, NC-based privately held biopharmaceutical company, has raised $7.5m of a planned $9.5m convertible note financing. Backers include existing investors Pappas Ventures, Domain Associates, Care Capital, Pearl Street Venture Funds and Triathlon Medical Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to further advance lasmiditan – a Neurally Acting […]

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Rivet Games, a San Francisco, California-based developer and publisher of web, social and mobile games, has added Chris Satchell on its company’s board of directors. An industry veteran, Satchell brings extensive knowledge in gaming design, development, manufacturing, distribution and customer relationship management (CRM) to the company. BuzzLogic, a San Francisco, CA-based online media company that improves […]

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Danotek Motion Technologies, a Canton, MI-based company that develops and manufactures permanent magnet generators (PMG’s) and related converter systems that deliver wind energy to the power grid, has secured $15m in Series B financing round. Investors include Khosla Ventures, CMEA Capital, GE Energy Financial Services, and Statoil Technology Invest, as well as independent contributors. The […]

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Flickme, a San Mateo, CA-based a newly formed streaming movie and social networking service, recently received funding from Sequoia Capital. Launched today with initial license agreements from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Flickme allows users to rent or buy new and popular titles movies.  Members can also log in with their Facebook accounts, exchange […]