Mergers and AcquisitionsStart UpUSA

Lexity (formerly known as Vurve), a Mountain View, CA-based ecommerce startup, has been acquired by Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Founded by CEO Amit Kumar, Lexity has developed a range of apps for businesses to improve  sales. Its flagship product is Lexity Live, a free real time app for visitor tracking, […]

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Pixalate, a Santa Monica, CA-based provider of advertising analytics for advertisers and publishers, raised $3.575m in funding. According to a filing with the S.E.C., 13 (undisclosed) investors backed the company. Co-founded by CEO Jalal Nasir and CTO Amin Bandeali, Pixalate provides a SaaS based, real time platform to simplify advertising analytics for advertisers and publishers […]

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AuraSense Therapeutics, a Skokie, Illinois-based biopharmaceutical company, closed the second tranche of its Series B financing. The investment, whose terms were not disclosed, adds to the initial Series B round completed in December 2011. Investors include AbbVie, Inc. and individual investors Patrick Ryan, founder of Aon; David Walt, co-founder of Illumina; Boon Hwee Koh, Director […]


Quantros, a Milpitas, CA-based provider of quality, safety, and clinical business intelligence solutions to the healthcare industry, received a growth investment from Ascension Health Ventures (AHV). In conjunction with the investment, Victor Kats, Investment Director with AHV, will join Quantros’ Board of Directors. The company will use the proceeds to advance into broader areas of […]

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ZestFinance, Inc., a Los Angeles, CA-based a financial services technology startup, closed a $20m Series C financing. Backers included Peter Thiel, Northgate Capital, Matrix Partners, Kensington Capital Holdings, Eastward Capital Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow. Led by Douglas Merrill, founder and CEO, ZestFinance is focused […]

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InstaStock, a Berlin, Germany-based service that allows Instagram and smartphone users to earn money with their snapshots, has just launched with a seed funding of undisclosed amount. Backers included Slam Dunk Capital, Jan Dzulko and other angel investors. Founded by André Lutter (yourPainting), InstaStock is a photo databases, which sells authentic, up-to-date images of smartphone […]

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Apigee, a Palo Alto, California-based provider of a suite of solutions to help businesses build end-to-end mobile platforms with apps, data and APIs, completed a $35m financing. The round was led by a fund under management by a subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc (NYSE: BLK), with participation from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and current investors Bay Partners, […]

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Zadara Storage, Ltd., an Irvine, CA-based provider of enterprise-class storage for the cloud in the form of Storage as a Service (STaaS), received a $3m investment from Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC). Zadara intends to use the funds to expand the sales, support and engineering teams. The two companies will work together to introduce […]

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Latto, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based developer of a multiscreen video store platform, closed a $4m funding. The names of the backers were not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations. According to the web site, the company will open a sales office in the USA soon. Co-Founded by Jonathan […]

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Social Tables, a Washington, DC-based hospitality software company, closed a $1.6m equity funding. The round, which includes both converted debt and new cash, was led by Virginia-based Militello Capital, with participation from previous investors 500 Startups, Fortify Ventures, and some angels as well as new backers Goldin Ventures, Middeland Ventures, K Street Capital, and angels […]

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PinkUP Srl, a Milan, Italy-based startup that offers mobile and web solutions dedicated to women’s health, has raised a seed funding. The amount of the deal and the backer were not disclosed. It is only known that the investor has taken a 14% equity stake in the company. Co-founded by Sara Mervi and Giovanna Marena, […]