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EVRYTHNG, a London, United Kingdom-based Internet of Things (IoT) smart products platform, raised $7.5m in funding. Backers included BHLP, Atomico, Dawn Capital, Cisco Systems, Samsung Ventures and others. The company, which has raised $17.5m to date, intends to use the funds to expand the capabilities of its platform and operations. Led by Niall Murphy, Founder […]

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SmartNews, a Tokyo, Japan-based news-discovery app, raised $10m in a bridge round. The investment was led by GREE, with participation from Globis Capital Partners, Atomico, Mixi and Social Venture Partners. The company, which has now raised $50m, intends to use the funds to further advance its machine learning technology, including deep learning and data research […]

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Truecaller, a Stockholm, Sweden-based verified mobile phone community, raised $60M in funding. Backers included Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. In conjunction withe the funding, John Doerr (KPCB), Mattias Ljungman, and Jerry Murdock, joined Truecaller’s board while Atomico founder and Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström joined as adviser. Founded in 2009 by Nami […]

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Evrythng, a London, United Kingdom, and NYC-based Web of Things software company, raised $7m in Series A funding round. Backers included Atomico, BHLP LLC, Dawn Capital and Cisco Investments, the corporate investment by Cisco. The company intends to use the funds to execute expand operations. Led by Niall Murphy, CEO and Founder, Evrythng provides manufacturer […]

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Klarna, a Stockholm, Sweden-based alternative payment provider, raised €90m. The round was led by Klarna’s founders, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic and Atomico. The company used the funds to finance the acquisition of SOFORT, which was completed in early March. Founded in 2005 by Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO, Klarna provides services to […]

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Quipper, a London, UK-based learning platform, raised $5.8m in funding. Backers included Atomico, Benesse Holdings and Globis Capital Partners. The copmpany intends to use the funds to continue to improve their mobile learning platforms, while expanding globally. Led by Masa Watanabe, Quipper provides a cloud-based web platform which enables users to create educational content and […]

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Fon, a global WiFi sharing network, raised $14m in funding. The round was led by Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm Inc., with participation from existing investors Index Ventures, Google, Coral, Atomico and Deutsche Telekom. The company intends to use the funds to build out its presence in the U.S., expand its reach […]

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Knewton, a New York-based an online education company, raised $51m in funding. The round was led by Atomico with participation from GSV Capital, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, FirstMark Capital and Founders Fund. Silicon Valley Bank provided debt financing. The company intends to use the funds to invest in product enhancements and […]

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Atomico, the growth stage international investment firm founded by Niklas Zennström, the co-founder of Skype, closed its third fund at $476m. According to a blog post, Atomico III will focus on building a portfolio of technology based growth companies that are looking to scale their businesses, primarily outside Silicon Valley (across Europe and into large […]

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Yub, a Mountain View, CA-based offline affiliate network, enabling merchants, retailers and restaurants to leverage the online affiliate model to drive in-store purchases, launched with $12m in funding. Backers included Atomico, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, DFJ Growth, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, T. Rowe Price, QuestMark Partners and Visa Inc. Founded in 2013 by Alex Rampell, […]

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6Wunderkinder, the Berlin, Germany-based maker of the Wunderlist productivity app, raised US$19m in Series B funding round. This news corrects the previous one of the 4th of November, which reported that the sum amounted to $30m (read here). It was confirmed that new investor Sequoia Capital and existing investors Atomico and Earlybird Ventures participated in […]

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UPDATE 13/11/2013/Confirmed but Amount Corrected: 6Wunderkinder Raises $19M in Series B Funding 6Wunderkinder, a Berlin, Germany-based provider of a task management app, raised $30m in Series B funding. Backers reportedly included new investor Sequoia Capital and existing investors EarlyBird Capital and Atomico. The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow (it is […]

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Restorando, a Buenos Aires, Argentina-based provider of an online platform for restaurant reservations, closed $13.3m in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor Flybridge Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Emergence Capital Partners, Kaszek Ventures, Atomico, Storm Ventures and The Endeavor Catalyst Fund. In conjunction with the funding, Flybridge Capital Partners […]

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FreedomPop, a Los Angeles, CA-based free internet provider, closed an additional $5m in Series A1 funding. Backers include existing investors Mangrove Capital, DCM, and Skype Founder Niklas Zennstom’s Atomico. The company intends to use the funds to growing the user base and increase its smartphone inventory ahead of the Android phone launch in the coming months. Founded […]

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ChemistDirect, an Oldbury, U.K.- online pharmacy, raised just under $10m in funding. Backers included existing investor Atomico, as well as Lepe Partners and dmg media Investment. Led by CEO Stuart Rowe, ChemistDirect is a health service providing over 20,000 health and beauty products and prescription medicines online. The company’s website – Chemistdirect.co.uk – offers a […]

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Fab, a NYC-based website for design inspiration and sales, closed a $150m first tranche of its Series D round of financing. Backers included Tencent, a large provider of comprehensive Internet services which will appoint a director to the Board, ITOCHU Technology Ventures as well as existing investors Atomico, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures, RTP Ventures, Pinnacle […]

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Wrapp, a Stockholm, Sweden-based provider of a social gifting app, raised $15m in Series B funding. Backers included Greylock Partners, Atomico and Creandum, as well as new investors Qualcomm Ventures, American Express, and SEB Private Equity. The company intends to use the capital to continue expansion, including hiring staff for its U.S. operations in San […]