Skura Corporation, an Oakville, ON, Canada-based sales technology solutions company, received a $3m debt financing. Toronto-based BEST Funds provided the resources. The company intends to use the funds to expand its global prexence, increase sales and marketing efforts and work toward improving customer service across its diverse client base. Founded in 1996 by CEO Chris […]

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Plenummedia, a Madrid, Spain-based Internet business technology provider, raised $6.5m in Series B funding. The backer was Seaya Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to expand into Mexico and Latin America. Founded in 2009 by founder and president Michael Kleindl, Plenummedia provides technology tools and services to help small and medium-sized companies do […]

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Mclowd, a Sidney, Australia-based Self-Managed Super Fund services provider, closed A$300k in angel funding. Backers were not revealed. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the development of both the free SMSF accounting platform and the services marketplace. Led by Managing Director Ashley Porter and newly appointed Amin Shayan, COO, Mclowd provides Self-Managed […]

Mergers and AcquisitionsUSA

Choose Energy, an online energy marketplace that helps residents and businesses switch electricity providers, acquired Power2Switch, a Chicago, IL-based energy startup. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Led by Seyi Fabode, CEO and co-founder, Power2Switch is a Techstars alum that helps consumers reduce energy costs by comparing rates and switching electricity providers. The […]

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Tetra Discovery Partners, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based designer of new therapeutics for major neurological conditions based on PDE4 modulation in the brain, closed a $1,041,000 seed funding round. The investment, which was led by Grand Angels, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based investment group, includes funding from the Biosciences Research & Commercialization Center (BRCC), the Michigan PreSeed […]

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PaletteApp Inc., a Chicago, IL-based provider of an online, interactive resource and sample management library for interior design professionals, closed on its initial tranche of Series A venture capital financing. The investment was led by Batterson Venture Capital, LLC and Omphalos Venture Partners, LLC, with participation from additional private investors including executives of Innovadex, a […]

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HuntForce, an Omaha, Neb.-based provider of an app that allows deer hunting to sort their trail camera photos, raised $400k in funding. Backers included: – Dundee Venture Capital, who invested $100,000, – Treetop Ventures, who invested $250,000 – Mark Griffis, the president of Aviture, a technology firm focused on solutions through software, who invested $50,000. […]

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Dataguise, a Fremont, CA-based provider of data security intelligence and protection solutions, closed a $13m Series B funding round. The round was led by Toba Capital with additional participation from the investment arm of an undisclosed electronic conglomerate. In conjunction with the funding, industry veterans Vinny Smith and Paul Sallaberry have been appointed to Dataguise’s […]

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Varentec, a San Jose, California-based provider of power control solutions for the electric grid, raised $8m in Series B funding. Backers included Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures. The company intends to use the funds for the production rollout of its solutions and various industrial applications. Led by Deepak Divan, Co-Founder, President and CTO, Varentec provides […]

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HelloFresh, a Berlin, Germany-based eCommerce service for ingredients to prepare home-cooked food, raised $7.5m in Series C funding. Backers included Phenomen VC, Vorwerk Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and other existing investors Investment AB Kinnevik and Rocket Internet. The company, which has now raised $20m, intends to use the funds to continue to growth in existing markets as […]

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Azimo, a London, UK-based digital service that gives consumers cheaper international money transfers, raised $1m in seed-funding. Backers included and existing angels such as Matt Cooper. The company intends to use the fundsto expand the network and launch it service in the rest of Europe. Founded in 2012 by CEO Michael Kent and Ricky […]

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Twitch, a San Francisco, CA-based video platform and community for gamers, raised $20m in Series C funding. The round was led by Thrive Capital with participation from WestSummit Capital and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), as well existing investors Alsop Louie Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company intends to use the funds to continue […]

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Eudomia, a startup focused on services and platform for living comfort, joined the Rome, Italy-based Startalia Acceleration Program. Founded by Giulia Brunori and Daniel Righi, Eudomia provides a marketplace that connects homowners are looking for the best solutions for living comfort and construction industry suppliers who can implement them professionally. Via a web platform and […]

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Dave Johnson is an ex-Googler. In 2012, with ex-Intel engineer Joe Mitchell, he co-founded Tapastreet,  a location-based photo and video discovery platform for mobile devices, which raised €500k in seed funding last week (read here). Dave accepted to answered our questions about himself, the product, the company, the funding and future plans. FinSMEs: Hi Dave, can you tell us […]