Bloomberg Philanthropies invested $5 million in solar powered Little Sun to give those populations in the African region less expensive, clean light from the kerosene lamps they have been using.
Irish high-profile investor Michael Smurfit is set to take part in a €750,000 investment to be poured into Dublin, Ireland-based farm tech startup Moocall to alert farmers of calf birth to help them sleep better at night.
Shanghai, China-based university applicant mentoring startup ChaseFuture bagged $400,000 in its seed funding round led by Banyan Partners and Harbor Pacific Capital to assist international students in university admission tests.
San Francisco, US-based large media storage startup Streem raised $875,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and other angel investors to provide unlimited cloud storage for their customers at $20 per month.
Startup Wish has received $19 million new investment led by GGV Capital and Formation 8 along with Yahoo's co-founder Jerry Yang while managing director for GGV Hans Tung joined the company's board of directors.
Stitch has raised $3.25 million seed funding led by Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, Freestyle Capital, SoftTech and ENIAC Ventures with participation from angles including Tom Conrad, Brad Garlinghouse and Eric Hahn.
California-based Synack, a crowdsourced platform for hacking into customers' security holes, raises $7.5 million for a series A funding round.
Micro-cap investor Irwin "Izzy" Zalcberg has bought shares in Colorado, US-based tech wireless tech firm and cannabis industry solutions provider TechnoConcepts Inc for an undisclosed amount to take advantage of the increasing value of the legal marijuana market in the US.
Tech website Tech.eu has raised a small funding round valued €150,000 from multiple angel investors to support expensive content as it promotes to bridge the gap in the tech industry in Europe.
St. Petersburg-based HealBe engages crowdfunding goers at Indiegogo.com for GoBe earning $1,084,311 Tuesday, with the original goal set at $100,000.
Avaz AAC has received USD500000 funding round led by Inventus Capital and other investors including Mumbai Angels, Raju Reddy of Sierra Atlantic and Google India MD's Rajan Anandan for the development of an app directed for those who have autism.
British billionaire Richard Branson has signed a deal to acquire Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard, which would add to his luxury hotel collections.
International soccer star Didier Drogba has partnered with HOM to launch his clothing brand in May, a French clothing brand for men, reported Ventures Africa.
San Francisco, US-based social media conversation startup Talkwheel raised $1.2 million in funding from several angel investors to aggregate the conversations on the web in a visual map so businesses can monitor trending topics.
Chicago, US-based medical device startup Miret Surgical pocketed $664,750 in a Series A funding round from several angels and venture capitalists to develop a set of laparoscopic tools that will make surgeries less invasive with less scarring.
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