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Private equity buyouts in Asia take old risks with new money

A little over a month ago, a Texas power utility at the centre of the biggest leveraged buyout in history filed for bankruptcy, sunk by billions of dollars of debt that it took on after being acquired by a trio of top private equity names in 2007.

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Gild

Cash infusion for Gild aims to bring diversity to U.S. tech sector

Hiring startup Gild has raised cash to help it tackle one of the U.S. technology sector's highest-profile challenges: the lack of diversity among its workers.

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Zenefits

Zenefits raises $66.5 million in accelerating cycle for venture capitalists

Business startup Zenefits has raised another $66.5 million from investors, months after its first capital-raising, following a pattern set previously by a handful of hot, young consumer companies that proved their worth to investors over a short span.

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flipkart

Flipkart raises $210 million fresh funding from four investors

Flipkart, India's largest e-tailer, raised $210 million in a fresh round of funding from a group of four investors led by internet-focused investment group DST Global, it said in a statement on Monday.

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Pinterest wins new funding, raising valuation to $5 billion

Pinterest has raised a new $200 million round of funding that gives it a valuation of $5 billion, the photo pin-up site said on Thursday. Pinterest, which allows users to create online bulletin boards based on various themes such as...

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Sony Corp

Sony Music invests $3 million in Shazam: source

Sony Music Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corp, has invested $3 million in music-recognition application maker Shazam Entertainment, a source familiar with the matter said.

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bunkr

French-based video presentation creator infused with $1.4 mln in seed round to scale growth

France-based, Bunkr, a free video presentation creator, raised $1.4 (€1 million) today from sole investor Idinvest Partners.

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Adform

Via Venture Partners backs ad tech firm Adform

Adform, (www.adform.com), the premier ad tech partner for media agencies, trading desks, advertisers and publishers in Europe, today announced it has raised $5.5 million in a Series B funding round from new Via Venture Partners.

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Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation secures $21 million in Series B round for improved Alzheimer drug clinical trials

Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation raises $21 million in a Series B financing round led by New Rhein Healthcare Investors, LLC.

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Temasek Holdings

UPDATE 1-Dymon gets $500 mln from Temasek to seed hedge funds

Singapore-based asset manager Dymon Asia Capital has received a commitment worth $500 million from Temasek Holdings to start a hedge fund seeding venture at a time the Asian industry is starting to recover after six years of sluggish growth.

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Shakr Media

Shakr Media raises $2.3 mln boost to revolutionize online video advertising

Shakr Media hooks $2.3 million in a Series A round to expand tech platform. Their sole investor is POSCO Venture Capital, who assisted with receiving funds from the South Korean government.

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iZettle dances with $55.5 million Series C round for Latin America and European Expansion

iZettle, Swedish mobile company, pockets $55.5 million in a series C round led by Zouk Capital with other participants such as Dawn Capital, Intel Capital, Creandum, Greylock, Index, Northzone, and SEB.

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LimeRoad

LimeRoad sports $15 million in a Series B round allocated for new Android App

India-based LimeRoad, an online ecommerce company, lands a $15 million Series B funding round led by Tiger Global on Tuesday. Other participants include Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners India.

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planday

Planday pockets $3.75 mln for international expansion

European-based Planday raises $3.75 million in seed funding through sole investor Creandum. Christian Brondum, CEO of Planday, describes the new partnership:

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Optimizely

American website testing platform Optimizely raises $57M in Series B funding

San Francisco, California-based website testing and optimization platform Optimizely raised $57 million in a Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz to hire as many as 250 additional staff within this year.

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