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Little Sun

Bloomberg Philanthropies funded Little Sun with $5 million investment

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.

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Cows

Michael Smurfit to invest in Irish farm tech startup Moocall

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.

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ChaseFuture

Chinese startup ChaseFuture bags $400K in seed round to coach international students on university admissions

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.

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Streem

San Francisco startup Streem raises $875K in seed funding for unlimited cloud storage

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.

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Wish

Wish scores $19 million in new round

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.

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Google Ventures

Stitch raises $3.25 million seed funding

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.

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Synack

Former NSA agent hacking company infused with $7.5 mln in series A round

California-based Synack, a crowdsourced platform for hacking into customers' security holes, raises $7.5 million for a series A funding round.

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Cannabis

Izzy Zalcberg buys shares in US cannabis industry solutions provider TechnoConcepts

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.

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Robin Wauters

Tech website Tech.eu receives small funding round valued €150,000

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.

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Healbe Device

Russian calorie measuring device from HealBe smiles at over 1 mln from Indiegogo.com

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.

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Avaz AAC

Avaz AAC receives USD550000 funding round

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.

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Richard Branson

Richard Branson to purchase Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard

British billionaire Richard Branson has signed a deal to acquire Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard, which would add to his luxury hotel collections.

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Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba partners with French clothing brand HOM for underwear line to be launched in May

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.

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Talkwheel

American startup Talkwheel raises $1.2M from angels to aggregate social media conversations in a visual map

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.

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Miret Surgical

Chicago startup Miret Surgical pockets $664K in Series A round to make surgeries less invasive

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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