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According to reports, Customer Alliance, a Berlin, Germany-based provider of a SaaS rating system for hotels, has raised a second round of funding. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Backers include High-Tech Gründerfonds, Mountain Super Angel, K5 Ventures and netSTART Venture. Founded in 2010 by Moritz Klussmann, Tosten Sabel and Chanyu Xu, Customer […]

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Pinfluencer, a San Mateo, CA-based big-data analytics and discovery marketing engine for the Pinterest platform, has raised $1.4m in seed funding. The round was led by Freestyle Capital and Baseline Ventures, with participation from angel investors Jesse Engle (former CEO and co-founder of CoTweet) and Mark Ghermezian (owner of Mall of America), among others. The […]

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Box, a Los Altos, CA-based provider of secure content sharing platform, has raised $125m in funding. The round was led by General Atlantic (GA), which invested $100m, with participation from existing backers Bessemer Venture Partners, DFJ Growth, New Enterprise Associates, SAP Ventures and Scale Venture Partners, as well as new investor Social+Capital Partnership. The investment, […]

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Bedford, MA-based iAMscientist has launched its crowdfunding platform for the acceleration of scientific findings. Founded in 2012 by Dr. Borya Shakhnovich, a former professor of Bioinformatics, iAMscientist hosts a global community of science, technology, and medical researchers who aim to provide peer-to-peer support for research projects, support career development, and drive the distribution of discoveries. […]

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CytomX Therapeutics Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based biotech startup creating a new generation of highly targeted antibody therapeutics, has expanded its Series B funding. The round, which now amounts to $41m, was led by Canaan Partners, with participation from existing investors Third Rock Ventures and the Roche Venture Fund. In conjunction with the funding, Tim […]

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Mersana Therapeutics Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based biopharmaceutical company, has raised $27m in Series A-1 financing. The round was led by new investor New Enterprise Associates with participation from new investor Pfizer Venture Investments and existing investors Fidelity Biosciences, ProQuest Investments, Rho Ventures and Harris and Harris Group. The company intends to use the proceeds to […]

fundingStart UpUSAventure capital

Tonara, a NYC-based developer of an interactive sheet music app, has raised $4m in Series A funding. The round was led by Carmel Ventures, with participation from existing investors Index Ventures, Lool Ventures, Eilon Tirosh, Rami Lipman and other angels. The company intends to use the capital to develop technology, add partnerships with sheet music […]

fundingUKventure capital

Dot Medical Ltd, a Macclesfield, UK-based company that has manufactured a piece of equipment to treat a heart condition, has raised £550k in funding from The North West Fund for Biomedical, managed by SPARK Impact. The company intends to use the capital to expand the number of centres treating Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a heart condition […]

middle market companiesPrivate EquityUSA

Global investment manager Babson Capital Management LLC has launched a middle market lending firm. Based in Chicago, IL, the new group aims to provide senior secured financing solutions to middle-market companies, complementing the capabilities of the firm’s Mezzanine & Private Equity Group, a provider of mezzanine debt and equity co-investments primarily for mergers and acquisitions […]

fundingStart UpUncategorizedUSAventure capital

9GAG, a San Francisco-based online comedy community, has received $2.8m in seed funding. The round was led by Freestyle Capital and True Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners and existing backer 500 Startups, as well as individual investors including Scott Banister (co-founder, IronPort); Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital); and David Tisch (TechStars), among […]

CanadafundingStart Upventure capital

Evonik Industries‘ Evonik Corporate Venturing has made an investment in the North American Pangaea Ventures Fund III. Established in 2001 AND based in Vancouver, Canada, Pangaea Ventures invests in early stage cleantech technology companies with a focus on advanced materials and specialty chemicals including energy generation and storage, resource efficiency, and nanotechnology. Evonik Corporate Venturing […]

middle market companiesPrivate Equity

European private equity firm AXA Private Equity has agreed with the management team to acquire a stake in Fives Group, a player in sustainable industrial development. As part of the same transaction, whose completion remains subject to approval by the competition authorities, employees and the management team becomes the majority stakeholder of the group; previous […]