E-commerce platform provider WebLinc announced on Tuesday that it raised $6 million in a Series A financing round from Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. The funding would reportedly go towards plans for the company's aggressive growth.
The deal would have OpenRent launch a national television advertising campaign and other media channels through the Northern & Shell Media Group in its bid to significantly increase the number of new landlords who have been utilizing its platform.
Sensors and electrical controls maker Sensata Technologies Holding NV said it would buy Schrader International to meet growing demand for sensors to monitor car-tire pressure.
Australia's largest telecommunications company Telstra Ltd said on Tuesday it had paid $270 million to buy out Silicon Valley-based video platform company Ooyala as part of a deeper push into digital media.
Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is investing $50 million in BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment website known for producing advertising-sponsored "listicles" that go viral.
Toronto-based startup Figure 1 raised CA$ 4 million in Series A from its investors including Rho Canada Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and Version One Ventures.
Tydy managed to raise $138,000 in angel funding from the online platform, LetsVenture. Participating in the round are investors, Hareesh Ramana, Nikhil Ramanlal, Bhupen Shah from Silicon Valley and others.
InVision announced it received $21 million in Series B funding with existing investor Tiger Global Funding leading the round, joined by FirstMark Capital and other existing investors.
Israel-based VidMind has just received $30 million in financing from Trellas, one of Russia's largest independent retail groups, which has already invested over $30 million in Vidmind.
Developer Kiwi secured another $15 million as it closed its Series B funding, with Northgate Capital leading the round along with other investors DFJ Venture and Sequioa Capital.
Druva announced that it received $25 million in Series D funding, led by Sequioa Capital and participated by Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital.
Chinese news reports that Beijing based-Memblaze has completed Series C funding with $20 million. Investors include Bertelsmann Asia Investments, Israel's Infinity Group, ZTE Corporation's Ding Xing Fund, and Genertec Investment Managers Ltd.
Retention Science managed to raise $7 million in Series A funding, backed by Upfront Ventures, and earlier investors including Baroda Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures as well as so-called angel investors. With the recent funding, the company reportedly plans to hire sales and marketing staff, as well as more data scientists who can demonstrate "retention marketing" beyond retail.
Backed by Norwest Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), SingTel Innov8 of the SingTel Group, and an undisclosed global bank, Bitglass reportedly received additional $25 million in Series B funding. Norwest and NEA were also among its investors in the earlier round, where it got $10 million. The company plans to use the new investment to expand sales, marketing and technology development.
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Transatomic Power Corporation has just received $2 million from FF Science, part of Founders Fund's $1 billion investment pool targeted at science and engineering-based companies.
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