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Delta Wines B.V., a Waddinxveen, the Netherlands-based importer and distributor of wine, has been acquired by Rabo Capital through a secondary management buy-out from HAL Investments. Following the close of the transaction, which is still subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities and is expected to be finalized within a few months, Rabo Capital will own a majority stake in the […]

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CallmyName, a Nicosia, Cyprus-based mobile startup company, completed a $6m second funding round with Canaan Partners. The company intends to use the capital to expand globally as well as to further develop its SIM technology for dialing names via mobile devices. Founded in 2007 and led by CEO Ariel Efrati, CallmyName allows businesses to advertise their brands […]

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Italian venture capital firm Alto Partners SGR has held the first close of its fund, Alto Capital III. Backers include the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Fondo Italiano di Investimento, which together can invest up to €50m in the fund, as well as other investors including financial institutions, family office and entrepreneurs. Alto Capital III will […]

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Mendix, a Boston, MA-based and Rotterdam, The Netherlands-based provider of PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) platform that supports companies in developing, deploying and integrating business apps, closed a $13m Series A financing. The round was led by Prime Ventures, with participation from existing investor HENQ Invest. The company intends to use the funds to expand its global sales […]

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RopeQuip, a Moordrecht, The Netherlands-based steel wire rope wholesale company, has received an equity investment of undisclosed amount from Active Capital Company. Active Capital has acquired a majority stake in the RopeQuip. The investment will support the company’s geographic and product/service expansion. Through its sales offices and own warehouses in The Netherlands, Scotland, England and through its […]

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The Paliwoda Group, a NYC-based private investment firm, has launched the Green Tech Fund. The vehicle will focus on making seed-stage investments in young companies that promote more environmentally-friendly approaches to manufacturing, retail, and logistics. According to a written statement, the fund aims to back innovative, enterprise-level sustainability solutions that lower business expenses amid costs […]

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MOGO Design, Inc., a a Seattle, WA-based company that creates, markets and distributes patented magnetic accessories, footwear and charms for tween and teen girls, has closed a $400k Series A venture capital funding. Backers include Omshreembrazee Holdings LLC and RJR Family Enterprises LLC. The company intends to use the funds to further expand brand awareness, […]

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BrandWatch Technologies, a Portland, Oregon-based provider of brand security and product authentication solutions, has raised $3.3m in funding. Backers include both new and existing investors, who remained undisclosed. The company intends to use the funds to expand sales into new markets and support new product development. Established in 2001, and led by CEO Phil Huff, […]

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EVEVE, a Edinburgh, UK-based based provider of a cloud restaurant online reservation system, has completed an angel funding round of undisclosed amount. Investors remained undisclosed. The company intends to use the funds to expand into the U.S. after its successful entry in Minneapolis, MN, where it has opened its U.S. headquarters. It will be led by Timothy […]

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Axerion Therapeutics Inc., a New Haven, Connecticut-based biotechnology company that is developing innovative approaches to the treatment of neurological injuries and diseases, recently received a $400,000 follow-on investment from Connecticut Innovations‘ Eli Whitney Fund. Axerion will use the funds to continue to develop treatments in spinal cord injury and Alzheimer’s disease. Co-founded in 2009 by […]

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Veryan Medical, a Horsham, UK-based developer innovative solutions for vascular disease using the principles of biomimicry*, has raised £5m in funding. The round was led by Imperial Innovations Group plc (AIM: IVO), which holds a 48.4% stake in the company, and Seroba Kernel Life Sciences, with participation from Veryan Chairman Dr. Geoffrey Vernon. The investment […]

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Opus Bank, Irvine, CA, is an FDIC-insured California-chartered commercial bank, raised an additional $100m of new equity capital. Backers include existing investors Stephen H. Gordon, Opus Bank’s founding Chairman & CEO, as well as funds affiliated with Elliott Management Corporation, Fortress Investment Group LLC, and Starwood Capital Group. The bank intends to use the capital […]