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Audiam pockets $2M in Series A round to monetize YouTube

New York, US-based YouTube monetization platform Audiam pocketed $2 million in a Series A funding round led by music industry big names Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffet, Bill Silva, Brett Gurewitz, and Bad Religion.

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TreSensa

New York HTML5 game distributor TreSensa bags $2M in Series A round

New York City, US-based HTML5 game developer and distributor TreSensa bagged $2 million in a Series A funding round led by Caribou Asset Management to continue distributing games for mobile browsers.

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Influx.com

Australian startup Influx.com pockets $250K in seed funding to provide CRM solutions for online businesses

Melbourne, Australia-based startup Influx.com pocketed $250,000 in seed funding from Mark Harbottle and Leni Mayo to provide CRM (customer relationship management) solutions for online and tech startups.

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ClassDojo

San Francisco startup ClassDojo bags $8.5M in funding to manage students' classroom behavior

San Francisco, US-based startup ClassDojo bagged $8.5M in its first institutional funding round to develop its mobile platform that provides an easier way of managing and monitoring the behavior of students inside the classroom.

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Speek

Speek secures $5.1M in series A funding round

Conference calling service Speek secured $5.1 million from its Series A round which included the earlier round which raised $2.7 million in convertible notes raised before, TechCrunch reported.

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Seagram Co

Matrix Capital's Goel buys Manhattan apartment from Seagram heir in $19M deal

David Goel, the manager of Waltham, Massachusetts-based hedge fund Matrix Capital Management, bought a three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan fro Charles Bronfman, the heir of Canadian beverage firm Seagram Co, in a deal valued $19 million.

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Kairos AR

Miami startup Kairos raises $1.2M in Series A funding for facial recognition software

Miami, US-based anti-fraud startup Kairos AR raised $1.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Boca Raton-based investment firm New World Angels for the development of its facial recognition software.

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Beat the Q

Beat the Q bags $1M in funding to partially fund acquisition of Australian app eCoffeeCard

Waterloo, Australia-based mobile payment startup Beat the Q bagged $1 million in funding from high-net worth individuals to partially fund its planned acquisition of Sydney-based loyalty app eCoffeeCard.

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Knox Payments

US startup Knox Payments raises $900K from angel investors for faster online checkouts

US-based payments startup Knox Payments raised $900,000 in funding from Virginia-based angel investors to launch a limited beta version of its service that allows merchants to accept direct payments from their clients' bank accounts.

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Machu Picchu in Cusco

Mobilizing money from Wealthy Families in Peru & Latin America And Why Family money is Not Angel money—Day #3 in Lima, Peru

Entrepreneurs’ most frequent complaint is how challenging it is to raise money, especially risk capital; founders in developing countries have even more difficulty since the amounts of venture money for investment in most emerging markets is less vs. the USA.

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Denis O'Brien

Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien picks up minority stake in US startup Spritz

Irish telecom tycoon Denis O'Brien picked up a minority stake in San Francisco, US-based startup Spritz to see how the latter's easy reading app could help improve the literacy rate in developing areas.

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StageLight

American startup Open Labs updates StageLight software to let users create music with Timbaland

Austin, Texas-based hardware and software startup Open Labs updated its StageLight software to allow users to create and edit their own music with the help of hip-hop superstar Timbaland.

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Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-Shing leads $23M investment in US-based fake egg startup

Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in Asia, led a $23-million investment round in Silicon Valley, US-based synthetic egg startup Hampton Creek which is preparing to conquer the Asian market.

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Eric Schmidt

Google's Eric Schmidt to donate $1M to firms that use technology to solve world problems

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he will be putting money where his mouth is and donating $1 million to companies that will use technology to find solutions to global problems, TechCrunch reported.

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carwow

Online carbuying platform carwow launches with £1.3m in seed round

Balderton Capital led the seed investment round for London-based carwow, an online website for those who want to buy new cars. Episode 1 Ventures, Samos Investments and angel investors also joined in the round.

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