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Wikia, a San Francisco, CA-based collaborative media company which is home to several online large social communities, has closed over $10m in Series C funding. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Ventures Partners and Amazon.com. The company, which has now raised $25m since inception, intends to use […]

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Nantero, a Woburn, MA-based nanotechnology company that uses carbon nanotubes in the development of semiconductor devices, has raised $10m in Series D financing. The round was led by two undisclosed strategic corporate investors, with participation from existing investors Charles River Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Globespan Capital Partners, Stata Venture Partners and Harris & Harris Group. […]

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Mailjet, a Paris, France-based cloud email platform, has raised $3.3m in funding. Backers include Alven Capital and private investors Laurent Asscher and eFounders. The company intends to use the funding to accelerate the commercial deployment for the next 2 years and to continue expand operations. Mailjet is recruiting on an international scale across multiple job functions […]

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NextStyler, a Naples, Italy-based community for fashion lovers and designers, has changed its name and become Maison Academia. Led by Maurizio Palumbo and Mary Palomba, the company recently raised €500K in seed funding (read here). Commenting on the reasons behind the change, they said in a blog post (read here): “The origin of the Latin […]

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MoneyFarm, a Milan, Italy-based online investment advisor, has raised €2,65m in funding from Principia SGR. The company intends to use the funding to expand its its development efforts and grow in Italy. Founded by CEO Paolo Galvani, Investment Director, Giovanni Daprà and Andrea Scarso, MoneyFarm.com operates as an online personal banker, which recommends users a free portfolio […]

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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a New Haven, CT-based biopharmaceutical company developing new antibiotics for the treatment of serious and life-threatening infections, has closed the first tranche of a $67.5m Series 2 financing. The round was led by new investor Vatera Healthcare Partners with participation from existing shareholders Warburg Pincus, ABS Ventures and Vox Equity Partners. A […]

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Macheen Inc., an Austin, Texas-based provider of mobile cloud application service for connected devices, has received a strategic investment from Qualcomm Incorporated. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. Qualcomm is a leader in 3G, 4G, and next-generation wireless technologies, invests in emerging technologies and business models that accelerate and expand the wireless market. Current […]

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Red Tricycle, a digital media company offering curated local parenting content, has raised $1.5m in Series A funding. The round was led by Maveron, with participation from 500 Startups, Richmond Park Partners and zulily, angel investors Paul Buchheit, Bob Pittman, Jon Nordmark and Jason Calcanis. The company intends to use the capital to grow geographically, […]

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Acquia, a Burlington, MA-based company that helps enterprises manage Drupal, has completed a $30m financing. The round, which brings the total amount raised by the company to $68.5m was led by new investor Investor Growth Capital, with participation from Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners and current investors North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, and Tenaya […]

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CommonBond, a Philadelphia, PA-based student loan crowdfunding platform, has raised a total of $3.5m. In details, the company has raised $2.5m from prominent alumni investors to disburse to students in the form of loans, and an additional $1m in seed funding from a super angel investor. Founded by David Klein, CEO, Michael Taormina, CFO, and Jessup […]

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GMO Internet Group company and Japanese venture capital firm GMO VenturePartners have launched a JPY1 Billion fund. GMO VenturePartners Fund III, which has held the first close at JPY500m, backs Advertising, Ecommerce, Payment, and Smartphone related startups focusing on Japan and China and SEA region. Its first investment is Coda Payments, a startup enabling micropayments in […]

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Cont3nt.com, a Dulles, Va.-based marketplace for breaking photo and video journalism that connects creators and acquirers in real-time, has received an investment from the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). The company intends to use the capital to continue developing the product. Led by CEO Anton Gelman, Cont3nt.com allows media companies, freelancers and citizen journalists to sell […]

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CapLinked, a Los Angeles, cloud-based platform that allows companies to raise capital, sell assets, syndicate deals, manage M&A transactions, conduct due diligence, and network, has closed its $1.6m Series A financing round. Backers, in the round, which brings the total amount raised by the company to date to $2.5m, include FF Angel, Siemer Ventures, 500 Startups, Peter Thiel, […]

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CardiAQ Valve Technologies, Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based medical device company developing technologies for percutaneous mitral heart valve replacement, has received $37.3m in its second equity financing. The round was led by OrbiMed, with participation from Versant Ventures, Advent Life Sciences and existing investors. Led by Rob Michiels, CEO, and Arshad Quadri, M.D., Founder, Chairman and […]