Mergers and AcquisitionsStart UpUSA

Keiretsu Forum, an angel investor network, has acquired Ankur2Angels, an angel investment group with presence within the Indian community in Silicon Valley. This strategic acquisition will strengthen and diversify the Keiretsu Forum angel community in the San Francisco Bay Area and will build a bridge to India for both investors and entrepreneurs. Ankur2Angels’ investors will […]

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According to a post by CEO Danielle Morrill, Mattermark, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a data platform for venture capital companies, has raised $2m in second seed funding. Backers included existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Ullas Naik as well as new investors Version One Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Slow Ventures, Gramercy Fund, Armando […]

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Coursmos, a San Francisco, CA-based micro-learning platform, raised $530k in seed funding. Backers included Eugene Medvednikov and venture capital firm Imperious Group. The company, which has raised a total of $680k, will use the funds to expand the team and develop new features including: – A course recommendation system based on users’ history and interests […]

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Chloe + Isabel, a New York-based social retail jewelry company, closed a $15m Series C equity funding. The round was led by SoftBank Capital, with participation from existing investors General Catalyst Partners, First Round Capital, Forerunner Ventures, and Floodgate Fund. The company intends to use the fubds to grow and increase its community of micro-entrepreneurs […]


Federica Guidi, the Italian Minister for Economic Development, has announced the creation of “Italia Startup Visa“. The initiative aims to simplify the procedures for foreign entrepreneurs (extra EU) to launch a startup in Italy. Realized in cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the program will give to a single organism, the Technical Commitee, the responsibility […]

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Truveris, a New York City-based platform for pharmacy pricing and benefits analysis, raised $12.75m in Series C financing. The round was led by Canaan Partners with participation from existing investors New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures and First Round Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Canaan Partners general partner, Stephen Bloch, […]

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Flowline Limited, a Rayleigh, Essex, UK-based drainage contractor in the South East of England, received a £3m growth capital investment from Business Growth Fund. The investment, made in exchange of a minority stake in Flowline, enabled the business to acquire Kings Langley, Hertfordshire-based Clearaway Drainage Services Limited, supported organic growth, strengthened the senior management team […]

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G-Con Manufacturing, Inc., Bryan, TX-based manufacturer of an autonomous cleanroom PODs™, received a multi-million dollar investment from Pfizer Venture Investments (PVI). Under the terms of the agreement, Bill Burkoth from Pfizer Venture Investments will assume a position on G-Con’s board of directors. In addition, G-Con and Pfizer Inc. will continue to work together in the […]

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Fibrenetix, a Roskilde, Denmark-based storage solutions manufacturer, received an investment from vc firm Capnova. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. In conjunction with it, Finn Mogensen, Investment Manager at Capnova, joined the new Board of Directors at Fibrenetix, as Chairman. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand globally by […]

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CRMnext, a Mumbai, Maharashtra, India-based global CRM (Customer relationship Management) product company, received a strategic investment from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to grow globally and increase its research and innovation portfolio. Led by Nishant Singh, CEO, CRMnext provides a global […]

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WorldAPP, Inc., a Braintree, MA-based provider of an enterprise data collection and process optimization software solution, secured mezzanine financing from Bay Capital Investment Partners. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. The company intends to use funds to expand product development, client services and marketing initiatives in the U.S., Europe, and other key markets. […]

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Bulb, a Fort Collins, Colo. and Austin, Texas-based developer of education software, raised $1m in funding from unisclosed angel investors. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate development for additional features and functionality of the product while increasing marketing efforts. Founded in 2011 by John and David Runkles, Eric Goldreyer, Bob Bush and Erik […]