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Fever-Tree Founders Sold £18 Million of Shares Due to Demands From Investors

Fever-Tree founders have reportedly sold their shares worth £18 million in total as a result of demands by investors. However, they claim to still be sticking with the business and still have the majority of their shares.

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Spotify Raises $1 Billion Through Financing Deal

Music streaming company Spotify raises $ 1 billion deal through financing in the form of convertible debt. TPG rounded the funds together with Dragoneer along with other institutional investors. The deal placed by Goldman Sachs is expected to close on April 2.

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Dumont & Blake reduces Apple's stake by 6%

Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors LLC reduced its shareholding in Apple by 6% in the final quarter of 2015. Dumont sold 2,164 shares of the company in the fourth quarter and currently owns 34,115 of Apple shares.

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Iterum Therapeutics Ltd., Raised $40 Million in Series A For Licensure and Development of Anti-Infective Drug

Iterum Therapeutics Ltd. secured $40 million in Series A funding led by Frazier Healthcare Partners together with other venture capitalists. The said fund will be used to acquire license and to enhance the development of the anti-infective drug that could counter certain bacteria's resistance to antibiotic.

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Aurora Flight Sciences Develops Vertical Takeoff X-plane with Defense Agency and Investment Firm

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a $89 million worth contract with a defense agency DARPA. The company is developing new design and technology that could enable its X-plane to do a vertical take-off, as well as hover and fly forward efficiently, potentially revolutionizing the military and commercial aviation sector.

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Next Insurance Raised $13 Million In Seed Funds

Next Insurance raised a seed fund of $13 million led by Zeev Ventures together with TLV Partners and Ribbit Capital. The fund will be used to help small businesses seek and get insurance online without any difficulty.

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UAE’s Beco Capital Projects Tech Startups to Boom in The Region Amid Low Oil Prices

UAE venture capital firm BECO Capital expects that the tech sector will spur amid the slowdown in the economy due to low oil prices. Especially in the region, the firm projects that tech startups will face a significant growth as the government seek to achieve diversification to non-oil sectors.

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Silicon Valley Accelerator 500 Startups Allocated $10 Million Fund for Vietnam Startups

500 Startups is seeing a great potential in Vietnam, where more than half of its population are below the age of 30 and most adults are using smartphones. The Silicon Valley-based accelerator is preparing a $10 million investment fund dedicated for Vietnam startups.

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Philadelphia catching up in venture capital

The volume of Philadelphia's venture capital (VC) investments is showing a mixed pattern. Though VC investment grew in 2015 when compared with investments in 2014, the fifth largest city in the US has attracted venture capital investment less than its due share of total funding.

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Visium Asset Management facing US regulatory probe

New York-based hedge fund Visium Asset Management is facing probe by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice Department over its trading and valuation issues. Visium's exposure to healthcare sector is under scanner.

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Chinese Venture Capital Firm Pando Group is Investing $2 Million in Israeli Fintech Hub The Floor

Israeli fintech hub initiative is receiving $2 million investments from Chinese venture capital firm Pando Group. The partnership is expected to build the bridge between Israel companies and the Asian markets.

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Indian Economy, Finance And Business

Sebi upgrading surveillance for CommExes

India's securities market regulator Sebi is upgrading and strengthening its surveillance system on commodity exchanges (CommExes). Recently, Sebi has barred 16 commodity trading members from trading for manipulating castor seed futures. National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) is also enhancing and strengthening surveillance system for commodity exchanges in the country.

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Union Budget 2016: Arun Jaitely Presents His Third Budget In Parliament

FIIs extending support to Indian stocks

Indian stock markets recorded gains from continuous buying support from foreign institutional investors (FIIs). Encouraging global cues also led the stocks gain on Indian bourses. The latest institutional support made the best three-session rally since September 2013.

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Wall Street gains prop up stocks in Asia, Australia

Encouraging gains on Wall Street were propelling up stocks in Asia and Australia. Barring Hang Kong and Japan, all the major market benchmark indices in Asia and Australia, rose.

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InstarAGF closes initial fundraising of C$372 million for new infrastructure fund

InstarAGF Asset Management announced the initial closure of its C$372 million fundraising for InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund. The fund aims to purchase power, social and civil infrastructure assets and amenities with ecological downside protection.

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