fundingItalyStart Up

Margherita Inventions Srl, a Pavia, Italy-based developer of a medical device that prevents accidental stick injury, has raised €350k in funding. Backers include a group of business angels of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) led by Antonio Leone. Founded by Carlo Giuberchio, CEO, the company provides a syringe accessory that prevents accidental stick injury. Supported […]

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Medallia, a Palo Alto, California-based customer experience management software business, has raised $35m from Sequoia Capital. The company intends to use the funding to advance its customer experience platform. Led by CEO Borge Hald, Medallia provides SaaS-based customer experience management (CEM) and enterprise feedback management (EFM) software, which allows companies to capture customer feedback from […]

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Swanbridge Hire and Sales (SHS), a Barry, South Wales, UK-based provider of high specification industrial scaffolding services, has received a £5.4m growth capital investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF). The company intends to use the proceeds from the investment to expand into new sectors such as nuclear, pharmaceutical and demolition, and enable the development of […]

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Zalora, a South East Asia-based online fashion and lifestyle retailer, has received an investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The amount of the deal was not disclosed but it is known that J.P. Morgan Asset Management invested simultaneously into the Zalora companies in five South East Asian countries as well as in Hong Kong and […]

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ZANDO, a Cape Town, South Africa-based fashion e-commerce retailer, has received an investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. The investor, which will take a stake in ZANDO through its German holding company, will help the company increase its portfolio of products and continue to grow its e-commerce […]

Start UpUK

Betapond, a provider of Facebook marketing technology, has acquired London-based iPlatform, the UK’s first Facebook preferred developer. The combined company will provide global brands and their agencies with resources for developing innovative Facebook integrations. Led by co-founder and CEO Declan Kennedy, Betapond will grow to 30 London-based employees in 2013. The company, which also has […]

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tiramizoo GmbH, a Munich, Germany-based startup tha provides mobility services, has received a minority equity investment from Daimler AG. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed but it is known that Daimler will help tiramizoo develop its online platform and expand it both nationally and internationally. Founded in 2010 by managing director Michael Löhr […]

fundingUSAventure capital

Zumper, a San Francisco, CA-based new apartment rental platform, recently raised $1m in seed funding. Backers included: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB); Andreessen Horowitz; Greylock; CrunchFund; New Enterprise Associates; Dawn Capital; The Experiment Fund; and the DeWilde family trust. The company intends to use the funding for expansion, engineering team building and product development. […]

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Capablue, a London, UK-based Connected TV specialist, has raised a Series A funding. The amount was not disclosed. Backers include advertising entrepreneur Charlie Makin, who has joined the company as a director. The company intends to use the proceeds to to scale operations, improve business development in vertical sectors, and strengthen its cloud based technology […]

fundingUSAventure capital

IlluminOss Medical, Inc., a East Providence, RI-based developer of photodynamic orthopedic implants, has secured $28m in Series C venture capital financing. The round was co-led by Tekla Capital Management and Life Sciences Partners, with participation from existing investors Foundation Medical Partners, Mieza Capital and New Leaf Venture Partners and new investors SR One, Excel Venture Management, […]

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Pixowl, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile game company, has secured $1.2m in seed funding. Backers include 500 Startups, Kima Ventures, Pymar Venture, founder Joshua Chodniewicz, and tech entrepreneurs Martin Varsavsky and Fabrice Grinda. The company intends to use the funding for developing “The Grub” franchise, with additional mobile games, toys, comic books, etc. Founded […]