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FinSMEs
  • Authlete Raises US$3M in Pre-Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2018-02-23 at 17:51

    Authlete Co., Ltd., a Tokyo, Japan-based OAuth 2.0 server & OpenID Connect provider, closed a US$3m Pre-Series A funding round. Backers included Toppan Printing Co., NTT Docomo Ventures and MTI Ltd. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate adoption of its solution worldwide through sales and marketing drive. Led by Mr. Takahiko Kawasaki, […]

  • OpenAirlines Raises €1M in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2018-02-23 at 17:37

    OpenAirlines, a Toulouse, France-based developer of eco-flying software, raised €1m in second funding. Backers included French investment fund Alter Equity3P and Bpifrance (which provided a €500k loan). The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the SkyBreathe development towards a use of the software in the cockpit, in real time, while nowadays the software […]

  • Frontier Strategy Group Acquires Ducker Worldwide
    by FinSMEs on 2018-02-23 at 16:00

    Frontier Strategy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based information services and advisory partner to multinational company executives operating in emerging markets, acquired Ducker Worldwide, a global business-to-business (B2B) research and consulting firm. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Led by Joanne Ulnick, CEO, Ducker is a 56-year-old global business-to-business (B2B) research and […]

  • Dialogue Raises $12M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2018-02-23 at 14:59

    Dialogue, a Montreal, Canada-based provider of virtual health and telemedicine services to employers, closed a $12m Series A funding round. The round was led by White Star Capital with participation from HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Portag3 Ventures, National Bank and Walter Financial. The company intends to use the funds to continue its expansion and to launch […]

  • eventcore Secures $4M in Financing
    by FinSMEs on 2018-02-23 at 14:30

    eventcore, a Seattle, WA-based provider of enterprise-level event registration and technology solutions, completed a $4.1m growth capital financing. The round was led by East Seattle Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Nick Zabriskie, partner at East Seattle Partners, will join eventcore’s Board of Directors. The company intends to use the funds to expand its sales […]

  • HealthCare.com Acquires Pivot Health
    by FinSMEs on 2018-02-23 at 14:18

    HealthCare.com, a search-and-compare health insurance shopping platform, acquired Pivot Health, a Phoenix-based provider and manager of specialty health insurance products. The amount of the all-cash transaction was not disclosed. Founded in 2016 by Jeff Smedsrud, Pivot Health develops, manages and markets proprietary, specialty health insurance products for individuals, including short-term […]

VentureBeat

PE Hub VC (US)

Andreessen Horowitz

VC News Daily

  • Split Secures $17M in Series B
    on 2018-02-24 at 13:00

    REDWOOD CITY, CA, Split, the leading platform for Feature Experimentation, today closed a Series B Funding of $17 million led by LightSpeed Venture Partners. […]

  • Amino Payments Rings Up $4.5M Seed Round
    on 2018-02-24 at 13:00

    PHILADELPHIA, PA, Payments company for digital advertising, announced today the closing of its $4.5 million seed round. […]

  • eventcore Secures $4M in Financing
    on 2018-02-24 at 13:00

    SEATTLE, WA, Leading provider of enterprise-level event registration and technology solutions, recently completed a $4.1 million growth capital financing. […]

  • Kallyope Raises $66M
    on 2018-02-22 at 13:00

    NEW YORK, NY, Kallyope today announced a $66 million Series B financing and significant progress in building an industry-leading research program. […]

  • Cota Pulls Announces $40M Series C Round
    on 2018-02-22 at 13:00

    NEW YORK, NY, Cota today announced the completion of a Series C round of financing led by IQVIA with major participation by EW Healthcare Partners. […]

TECH.CO Funding

DealStreet Asia VC

Alley Watch

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 2/23/18
    by AlleyWatch on 2018-02-23 at 22:51

    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 2/23/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings. […]

  • What Facebook’s News Feed Update Will Mean for Your Business
    by Caitlin McDonald on 2018-02-23 at 15:27

    Facebook recently announced changes to its news feed algorithm to prioritize posts from friends and family, especially those with high engagement. As a result, small businesses are worried about how they will continue to stand out and connect with prospects on Facebook if their posts reach an even smaller percentage of their followers than before. In a recent […]

  • 8 Keys To Migration From A Consultant To A Freelancer
    by Martin Zwilling on 2018-02-23 at 13:27

    Being a consultant is a role that works with big companies, but I have found that it doesn’t get much traction in small businesses and startups. The image of a self-proclaimed expert who can generate a report, make a great presentation, and leave you to do the implementation, is just not attractive when you don’t […]

  • This NYC Startup Built the Online Stylist That Helps You Shop
    by AlleyWatch on 2018-02-23 at 11:27

    While the online shopping experience is becoming more and more seamless, many shoppers still complain about not having a sales associate available to recommend the newest styles and provide that personalized experience. Snap+Style, is a styling app that integrates seamlessly into a brand or retailer’s web or mobile shopping experience that provides styling advice, curation, […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 2/22/18
    by AlleyWatch on 2018-02-22 at 22:22

    Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 2/22/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings. […]

PE Hub VC (Canada)

  • LegUp Computing raises seed financing led by Intel Capital
    by Kirk Falconer on 2018-02-23 at 15:15

    LegUp Computing Inc has raised undisclosed seed-stage financing led by Intel Capital, the venture investment arm of U.S. technology giant Intel Corp. Based in Toronto, LegUp provides a cloud platform that allows software developers to program, deploy, scale and oversee field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices for accelerating high performance applications. It will use the […]

  • D-Wave to draw $25 mln more from PSP Investments facility
    by Kirk Falconer on 2018-02-22 at 22:11

    D-Wave Systems Inc has received a commitment from Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) for an additional $25 million (US$20 million) of a US$50 million convertible notes facility. D-Wave raised US$30 million with the facility's announcement last year. The Vancouver quantum computing systems and software company said it completed a prototype of a […]

  • Relay Ventures joins Greenlight’s $16 mln Series A round
    by Kirk Falconer on 2018-02-22 at 18:25

    Greenlight Financial Technology Inc, an Atlanta, Georgia-based developer of a smart debit card for kids, has secured US$16 million in a Series A financing. The round was led by TTV Capital, a U.S. venture capital firm. It was joined by existing investors, including Canadian mobile venture capital firm Relay Ventures, which led the company's US$7.5 million seed financing last […]

  • Cannabis data platform Braingrid closes $2.6 mln round
    by Kirk Falconer on 2018-02-21 at 15:30

    Braingrid Corp, a Toronto-based data platform for cannabis growers, has secured close to $2.6 million in its latest financing. The investors in the round included several venture capital firms, among them Quinsam Capital Corp, a Canadian cannabis merchant bank. Launched in 2012 by CEO Michael Kadonoff, Braingrid has developed a sensor system, called Sentroller, that captures […]

  • Robo-adviser Wealthsimple raises $65 mln to expand service: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2018-02-21 at 13:11

    Wealthsimple, a Toronto-based online wealth management startup, has raised $65 million (US$51 million) in funding from Power Financial Corp, as it seeks to compete in the increasingly crowded digital investment advice market, Reuters reported. The company, which is among the group of digital investment managers known as robo-advisers, last year became the first such foreign startup to enter the […]

Crowdfund Insider

  • Update: Poppy’s Picnic Secures £550,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube
    by Samantha Hurst on 2018-02-24 at 19:09

    Poppy’s Picnic, a UK-based raw dog food brand, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £550,000 from nearly 600 investors. The funding round was launched last month and successfully secured its initial £350,000 funding target for its upcoming cat food line.... Read More The post Update: Poppy’s Picnic Secures £550,000 […]

  • tZero Has Now Raised at Least $64 Million of its $250 Million ICO
    by JD Alois on 2018-02-24 at 16:05

    tZero has filed an updated Form D  506c with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to this most recent filing, tZero has now raised a minimum of $64,361,403. This is a base amount because the filing does not include what has been raised from investors outside... Read More The post tZero Has Now Raised at Least $64 Million of its $250 Million ICO appeared first on Crowdfund […]

  • New York Federal Reserve: Fintech Has Improved the Mortgage Lending Market
    by JD Alois on 2018-02-24 at 13:07

    The New York Federal Reserve has published a staff report pertaining to “The Role of Technology in Mortgage Lending”. Authored by Andreas Fuster, Matthew Plosser, Philipp Schnabl, and James Vickery, the research asserts that Fintech is improving the mortgage lending market by making it more efficient... Read More The post New York Federal Reserve: Fintech Has Improved the […]

  • PayJoy Partners With Vodacom & CBA to Bring Smartphone Financing to Tanzania
    by Samantha Hurst on 2018-02-24 at 13:00

    PayJoy, a San Francisco fintech startup, announced this week it has teamed up with Vodacom and CBA to bring smartphone financing to the country of Tanzania. The company reported that this strategic collaboration will utilize the parties’ experience and expertise in technology, and financial services to... Read More The post PayJoy Partners With Vodacom & CBA to Bring Smartphone […]

  • John Mack Purchases Shares in LendingClub
    by JD Alois on 2018-02-23 at 22:49

    John Mack, a member of the Board of Directors of LendingClub (NYSE:LC), has purchased additional shares in the marketplace lending platform, according to a Form 4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the document, 50,000 shares were purchased in multiple trades during... Read More The post John Mack Purchases Shares in LendingClub appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. […]

Various Seed Funding News

  • Youth civic group eyes Old Town Eureka Wi-Fi
    on 2018-02-24 at 07:52

    Allison said he's researched the possibility of installing citywide broadband internet but ran into roadblocks when it came to feasibility and funding. “It would be awesome,” he said. ... “We have some grant money which we're using as seed money for the basics,” she said. If all goes according to plan, ... […]

  • Seed banking project hopes to protect ohia forests
    on 2018-02-24 at 02:37

    There are two seed banks on Hawaii island. Chau says seeds can remain viable for decades. A plan for how to actually use the saved seeds still needs to be worked out, but the seeds are ready to help preserve Hawaii's precious native forests. The Lyons Estate is holding an #OhiaLove crowd funding ... […]

  • Nuit Blanche to receive funding for return performance in Edmonton
    on 2018-02-24 at 01:18

    Nuit Blanche, the all-night visual arts festival that debuted in Edmonton in 2015, will likely get the money it needs from the city for a return performance this year. Councillors will vote Tuesday on a funding package that will see the festival receive $185,000 in seed money. The festival director says that ... […]

  • Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi meets driver partners, Doodhwala raises seed investment
    on 2018-02-24 at 00:33

    Chicago-based predictive supply chain startup FourKites raised $35 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm August Capital, reports Sameer Ranjan. Existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners also participated in the funding round. […]

  • Intello Announces $1.3 Million in Seed Funding
    on 2018-02-23 at 22:18

    Intello, an intelligent SaaS optimization provider, today announced a $1.3 million seed funding round and the public launch of its platform. The round was led by Emerge, with participation from BoxGroup, Blacktop, Kaedan, and Tectonic. Additional investors in the round include InVision founder Clark ... […]

Various VC News

  • YuanBio Venture Capital
    on 2018-02-24 at 21:23

    YuanBio Venture Capital. Dashboard · Investments · Exits · Fund History · Investor Analytics · People · Investor Syndicate Dashboard · Acquirer Analytics · Patents ... […]

  • Jenet: Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to invest in South Texas space projects
    on 2018-02-24 at 18:10

    BROWNSVILLE, RGV – Dr. Rick Jenet, director of Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy at UT-Rio Grande Valley, says venture capital is coming to South Texas to develop space exploration technology. Jenet, founder of the Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Giga-hertz Astrophysical ... […]

  • Venture capital deals of the week
    on 2018-02-24 at 16:07

    Transit app: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Capital led and BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) iVentures contributed to a $50M Series D funding round in transit app provider Moovit App Global. The round brought total fundraising up to $133M. Other contributors: Sequoia, NGP, Sound Ventures, BRM, Gemini, Vaizra, ... […]

  • Japan venture capital market to stay hot in age of AI
    on 2018-02-24 at 11:03

    A: In 2016, about 130 billion yen ($1.21 billion) in venture capital money was directed into Japanese startups, including funding from corporate venture capitals. The total is estimated to have grown to about 150 billion yen in 2017. A sudden drop is unlikely this year, though there could be temporary ... […]

  • Weekly Wrap: Elon Musk gives Uber CEO a reality check; Amazon Retail pilots in Pune
    on 2018-02-24 at 09:11

    Likewise, Capillary Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a SaaS provider for retail chains, raised $20 million (Rs 128 crore) from private equity giant Warburg Pincus and global venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Infosys co-founder and founder of Axilor Ventures Kris Gopalakrishnan placed his latest bet on ... […]

  • SMU to host venture capital contest
    on 2018-02-24 at 01:18

    Six university teams from across Canada will travel to Halifax next week to compete in the inaugural Canadian Venture Capital Investment Competition at Saint Mary's University. The one-day competition, slated for March 2, will emulate the investment process. Students from the participating teams will ... […]

ImpactAlpha

  • New Revivalists are using these six strategies to revive entrepreneurship and the American Dream
    by Dennis Price on 2018-02-24 at 04:03

    New RevivalistsLessons in how building companies can create pathways to prosperity across race, gender and geographyPhoto by Christopher BurnsWith David BankWhen you meet and and talk with dozens of leaders working to revive entrepreneurship in cities and towns across the U.S., you’ll find some common threads.Over the last few weeks, ImpactAlpha has featured a series of profiles […]

  • The Brief’s Big Nine: Lessons from New Revivalists, Abraaj’s Naqvi steps back, financial…
    by ImpactAlpha on 2018-02-23 at 22:15

    The BriefThe Brief’s Big Nine: Lessons from New Revivalists, Abraaj’s Naqvi steps back, financial engineering for the Global GoalsFeb. 23, 2018Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers!Lessons in how building companies can create pathways to prosperity.When you meet and talk with dozens of leaders working to revive entrepreneurship in cities and towns across the U.S., you’ll find […]

  • Open Road Alliance expands working-capital loan fund for social-sector organizations
    by Dennis Price on 2018-02-23 at 15:22

    Smarter MoneyThe fund is designed to help organizations withstand one-time cash crunchesHoney Care AfricaOpen Road Ventures, the expanded fund from the Open Road Alliance, is designed to fill a very specific need faced by social organizations: one-time cash crunches. “It’s an impact arbitrage opportunity,” Caroline Bressan, Open Road’s director of social […]

  • Will markets trump policy on electric vehicles in India?
    by Dennis Price on 2018-02-23 at 13:15

    Climate FinanceEven without incentives, the growth of India’s EV market is continuingNitin Gadkari, the Indian Minister for Road and Transport, recently called the government’s plan for 100% electric vehicles by 2030 “too ambitious,” suggesting 30% was more likely. Gadkari also said no new incentives will be provided to the industry beyond what’s already […]

  • CalPERS’ chief investment officer: the SDGs are a “gift to investors”
    by Dennis Price on 2018-02-23 at 13:11

    2030 FinanceThe California pension fund is looking at risks with a broader lensCalPERS, the $357 billion pension fund for California public employees, gets credit for engaging companies over the risks posed by firms’ environmental, social and governance practices. (In October, the New America think tank named the fund to its list of 25 Most Responsible Asset Allocators.) With the onset […]