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Gridiron Capital, LLC, a New Canaan, Connecticut-based middle market private equity firm, recently closed its second fund, at $425m. Led by Co-Founders and Managing Partners Thomas A. Burger, Jr, and Eugene Conese, Jr., Gridiron Capital Fund II, LP, raised capital in Europe, North America and Asia. Limited partners include endowments and foundations, insurance companies, public […]

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Tech Ranch Austin and Napkin Venture have partnered to launch Austin, Texas-based PreAccelerate Start-up Bootcamp. PreAccelerate, which will begin on October 8th, is a pre-seed stage program designed to help start-up founders build a plan and develop the skills required to advance their entrepreneurial ideas. Five entrepreneurs will be accepted into the program and each […]

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Ticket Cake, a Las Vegas-based event management technology startup, recently raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The round was led by seed stage investment fund VegasTechFund, with participation from Zeke Dumke IV, managing partner at Dumke Law, LLP and member of Olympus Angels in Salt Lake City. The company is now using the funds […]

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Pinnacle Medical Solutions, Inc., a Southaven, Mississippi-based distributor of insulin pumps and blood glucose monitoring supplies, has received a “substantial” equity investment from several investors. The round, whose amount was not disclosed, was led by Meritus Ventures, L.P., with participation from smaller institutional investors and individual investors, including one of a co-founder of the company. […]

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SenseLogix, a St. Asaph Business Park, UK-based provider od energy reduction solutions, has raised £1m in Series B funding. The round was led by The North West Fund for Energy and Environmental, managed by CT Investment Partners, with participation from existing investors Beringea, through the Proven VCT fund, and Proven Growth & Income VCT, and […]


The Research & Market Analysis (RMA) division of the European Investment Fund recently released a working paper on “The importance of leasing for SMEs”. The document focuses on leasing as an integral part of the tool-set for SME finance, explaining its mechanics and logic and providing the latest available market information. It also provides three […]

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Virool, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based online video advertising service, has received US$400k from AIM-listed TMT Investments PLC. Launched a few months ago by CEO Alexander Debelov, Virool has developed a self-service platform that allows video creators to distribute videos that are over 30 seconds long to targeted audiences across its network of online publishers, […]

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MoBank, a London, UK-based mobile commerce company, has raised £2.25m in funding. Among others, backers include the Business Angel Co Investment Fund, led by Helen Fowler, which committed £470k, and members of the Envestors network, which committed £156k. The company intends to use the funding to invest in recruitment, IT infrastructure and partner management programmes. […]

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Wallaby Financial, a Pasadena, Calif.-based digital wallet and credit card company, has raised $1.1m in funding. The round was led by Founders Fund Angel and WI Harper Group, with participation from SLP Ventures, Lion Wells Capital, and Los Angeles-based angel investors including former Green Dot and financial services executives. In addition, Wallaby received additional backing […]

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Aerpio Therapeutics, a Cincinnati, OH-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing innovative therapies for vascular diseases, has closed a $27m Series A financing. The round was led by Novartis BioVentures, with participation from Venture Investors LLC, Triathlon Medical Ventures, Kearny Venture Partners, Athenian Venture Partners and AgeChem Venture Fund. The company intends to use the funding […]

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HireVue, Inc. a Draper, Utah-based provider of an on-demand digital interviewing platform, has closed a $22m in funding. It includes a $17m Series C equity round, led by Investor Growth Capital, with participation from Granite Ventures, Peterson Ventures, new investors Rose Park Advisors, and the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, as well […]