Start Up

GlassUp, the Italian maker of Augmented Reality glasses that display messages from users’ smartphone, raised $127.7k via Indiegogo. The company intends to use the funds to industrialize the products. They plan to to have a first buggy pre-series at the end of September and then start the production, with the product on the market expected […]

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According to a post, Sqwiggle, a San Francisco, CA-based collaborative video coworking startup, raised $1.1m in seed funding. Backers included Atlas Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, and Promus Ventures. The company also leveraged AngelList’s Syndicate service. The company intends to use the funds to build the team (read here) to continue to develop the product. Co-founded by Eric […]

Mergers and AcquisitionsSwedenUSA

Meda (STO:MEDAA), a Swedish pharmaceutical company, acquired Acton Pharmaceuticals, a Marlborough, Mass.-based pharmaceutical company focused on treating respiratory conditions, for $135m. In addition to the purchase price, the acquisition includes a milestone payment of 10m USD. The transaction, which will be funded by existing credit facilities and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of […]

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SomaLogic, a Bolder, CO-based protein biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics company, raised $10m in funding. A filing with the S.E.C. lists a single (undisclosed) investor. Larry Gold, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, SomaLogic develops novel proteomics systems and applications based on its proprietary aptamer technology. Aptamers are single-stranded DNA and RNA molecules that, like antibodies, can […]

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The Runthrough, a New York-based online hub that connects designers and brands with fashion media, closed its $1.2m seed funding. The round was led by the New York Angels, with participation from Elsa Berry (founder and managing director of Vendôme Global Partners), Karen Harvey (Karen Harvey Consulting), and Paul Sethi. The company is using the capital […]

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TeamBuy, a Toronto, Canada-based online deals platform, raised $5m in funding. Backers included BEST Funds and other existing institutional investors (Insight Venture Partners, ru-Net, and Georgian Partners are among the existing backers of the company). TeamBuy, which earlier in 2013 merged with competitor, intends to use the funds to expand into complimentary business models. […]

Start UpUK

Hop Stuff Brewery Ltd, a London, UK-based brewery, raised £58.1k in equity crowdfunding. 72 backers acquired a 34.87% equity stake in the company via CrowdCube. Founded by James Yeomans, the brewery offers ales against mass-produced, force carbonated, pasteurised & flavourless beers. It will use the funds to purchase a 10 barrel system to scale operations, […]

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Evolv Technologies, Inc., a Wayland, MA-based company that will commercialize new metamaterials-based imaging and detection technology for use in airports and other high-risk facilities, raised $11.8m in funding. Backers included Bill Gates, Lux Capital, General Catalyst, and Osage University Partners. Bilal Zuberi, partner at Lux Capital, will join Evolv’s board. The company intends to use […]

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ShopPad, an Oakland-based provider of a plugin that allows retailers to create a tablet-optimized experience for shoppers, raised $500k in seed funding. Backers included Scott Rafer, Arik Keller, Peter Horan, Allen Morgan, Walt Doyle and others. Founded a year ago by Aaron Wadler, ShopPad provides an e-commerce platform that allows retailers to turn their desktop websites […]

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EdCaliber, a Portland, Oregon-based provider of Instructional Improvement Software to K-12 school districts, raised $500k in convertible debt financing. The round was led by Nitin Rai, CEO of First Insight Corporation, who will join EdCaliber’s board, and includes $165k from TiE Oregon Angels. The company intends to use the funds for its go-to-market strategy and […]


Insightpool, an Atlanta, GA-based social media software company, raised a new funding round of undisclosed amount. Backers included existing angel investor Steve Chamberlain and new strategic investor Tim Trankina, CEO of Lender Direct Network. The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate growth, make additional hires in the technical, business development and operations […]

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VHX, a New York City-based distribution platform for artists to sell videos from their websites, raised $3.2m in Series A financing. The round was led by Union Square Ventures with participation from existing investors Lerer Ventures, Lowercase Capital and Alexis Ohanian and new investors William Morris Endeavor, John Maloney and Gunderson Dittmer. In conjunction with […]

FrancefundingStart Upventure capital, a Paris, France-based social fashion marketplace, raised funding from Global Founders Capital. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to scale the businesses internationally. Launched in December 2009 by CEO Meryl Job and Renaud Guillerm, is a marketplace that allows users to sell and purchase previously-owned clothing […]