Connecticut, US-based pharmaceutical firm Mederi Therapeutics raised $18.5 million in a Series B funding round for the sales and marketing of its treatment for Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD) and fecal incontinence.
Italian spin-off AdEspresso raised $500,000 in seed funding from institutional and angel investors, for its Facebook ad optimization service for small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Savings search engine company Chippmunk was able to secure $750,000 for its seed funding round from veteran angel investors in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.
Former American Idol host Ryan Seacrest invested USD1 million to develop a prototype of Typo Keyboards, a simple device that functions as an attached keyboard for iPhone 5 and 5S.
Student rental marketplace FlatClub raised USD1.5 million from angel investors and venture capitalists to build more transient rooms and apartments across the US and Europe.
Ramot Tel Aviv University Ltd secured USD17 million in funding for its Technology Innovation Momentum Fund, which will invest in breakthrough technologies in various industries.
The Indian Angel Network, the country's oldest and largest angel investor network, is hunting for investment opportunities in the UK and Singapore. IAN expects to announce its first UK deal during the first half of 2014, while it will begin its Singapore operations in the latter half of next year.
WePopp, a social planning app based in Paris, France, announced that it has secured EUR 130,000 from a small group of France-based angel investors. The newly injected funds will then be used to lure in more users to its system.
Eagle Genomics, a Cambridge, UK-based provider of bioinformatics software and services covering life science and other sectors, has successfully raised an additional USD 1.6 million in funding.
US-based crowd-shipping mobile app Friendshippr closed USD670,000 in funding from angel investors in Dubai to connect consumers to Facebook friends who will help transport items for them.
Hong Kong-based tech startup Multichannel raised USD3 million in a seed round from angel investors in Asia and Europe to be used for the improvement of the company's marketing spend tracker.
A recent survey by analytics company Worthworm found that 46% of Angel investors regretted the investments they made in 2013 because of overly optimistic financial projection and unrealistic pre-money valuations.
California-based live online English school Colingo raised USD2.4 million in a seed funding round led by Atlas Ventures, according to the company's founder, Ben Lowenstein.
North Carolina-based payments platform Spreedly secured an additional USD500,000 in seed funding from Belgian angel investors group Emerge.be to be used for product development and hiring of additional staff.
MKTG INC and angel investors provided USD 1.7 in investment capital to Bonfyre, an application that enables brands and organizations to link with their audiences via private, experience-based micro social networks.
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