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Braveheart Investment Group plc, an AIM-listed fund manager specializing in growth capital investments for business angels, high net worth individuals and family offices, has been appointed to manage a £50m Growth Loan Fund aimed at supporting small to medium-sized enterprises in Northern Ireland. Braveheart is the lead bidder in a consortium also comprising NEL Fund […]

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Emergence Capital Partners, a San Mateo, Calif.-based venture capital firm focused on investing in Technology-Enabled Services companies, has closed its third fund, at $250m. Limited partners in Emergence Capital Partners III include university endowments, national foundations and pension funds. Founded in 2003, the firm focuses on backing companies across a number of areas within technology-enabled […]

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Intel Capital, the Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) global technology investment organization, has launched a $100m investment fund dedicated to automotive technology innovation. The Intel Capital Connected Car Fund will focus on helping accelerate innovation and adoption of new technology and services in the automotive industry. The vehicle will be invested globally over the next 4 to […]

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SolarCity, a San Mateo, CA-based provider of clean energy services, has raised $81m in equity financing. The round was co-led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Valor Equity Partners, with participation from Nicholas J. Pritzker, partner at Tao Ventures, Shea Ventures, an affiliate of SolarCity partner Shea Homes, Chairman Elon Musk and existing investor DBL Investors. […]

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Mediamorph, a New York, Los Angeles and London-based provider of cloud-based software and managed services to content creators, programmers and distributors, has raised an additional $8m in funding. Backers include Smedvig Capital and Motorola Mobility Ventures. The company intends to use the capital to continue its expansion across new industry segments, as well as international […]

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FTAPI Software GmbH, a Munich, Germany-based provider of server software that allows to exchange business data of any size, has raised a high 6-figure funding. Backers include High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bayern Kapital and the Gebrüder Mende GmbH. The company intends to use the capital to expand its development and marketing efforts for its software. In the […]

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stereomood, an Italian free “emotional” internet radio, has raised a seed funding of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Innogest SGR, with participation from angel investors from the Italian Angels for Growth network, including Antonio Conati Barbaro and Massimo Petrella. The company intends to use the capital for product development, adding functions to enhance […]

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Villagize , an Oakton, Va.-based social networking website that connects people in their local residential community, has received an investment of undisclosed amount from the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) GAP Funds (http://www.citgapfunds.org). Led by CEO Gio Hunt, Villagize allows individuals to send neighborhood messages, share regional news and events, interact with local businesses and […]

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SugarSync, a San Mateo, CA-based free service that actively syncs users’ files across all their computers and devices, has completed a $15m Series D Financing. The round was led by new investor Coral Group, with participation from existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sigma Partners, Hatteras Venture Partners and Hercules. This investment brings the total amount […]

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X2IMPACT, a Seattle-based technology company dedicated to providing useful systems to help stop sports brain injury (SBI) in youth, high school and NCAA contact sports, has received an investment of undisclosed amount from Kodiak Financial Group LLC. Founded by President and CEO Christoph Mack and Rich Able X2IMPACT is developing impact cloud-based monitoring systems designed […]

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Amplidata, a Lochristi, Belgium-based developer of high-performance object storage technology, has completed an $8m Series C funding round. Backers include Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision, Intel Capital and Swisscom. The company intends to use the funding to further develop its sales and support organization in the US, Europe and Asia. Led by CEO Wim De […]

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Intelligent Energy, a Loughborough, UK-based clean power technology company, has completed a $35m (approximately £22m) round of funding from existing and new institutional shareholders. This investment, achieved through a placement at £2.30 per share, values the company (on a fully diluted basis) at approximately $0.5bn. Intelligent Energy intends to use the capital to increase its […]

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LAI International, a Scarborough, ME-based provider of comprehensive precision engineered finished parts, components and subassemblies for aerospace, power generation, defense, medical, electronics and other advanced technology industries, has been acquired by RLJ Equity Partners. Monroe Capital LLC supported the acquisition with a $37.1m unitranche facility and made an equity co-investment in the company. LAI International […]

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Caxton Advantage Venture Partners, L.P., has formed a new entity, Valence Life Sciences, LLC, which will continue to focus on privately-held and micro-cap public, clinical development stage life sciences companies. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Rachel Leheny, Eric Roberts and an affiliate of Caxton Associates LP, Caxton Advantage Venture Partners is a life sciences venture […]

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Scintera Networks, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based provider of adaptive signal processing solutions for wireless communications, has received a strategic investment from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM). The partnership is designed to enable deployment of power-efficient small cell base stations with form factors and system cost points attractive to cellular infrastructure OEMs and network operators. Led […]