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Danville Materials LLC

Danville Materials receives $8.5M investment from North Carolina's Triangle Capital

San Ramon, California-based dental equipment designer and manufacturer Danville Materials LLC received an $8.5 million investment from North Carolina-based investment firm Triangle Capital Corp LLC.

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Block Erupters for Bitcoin Mining

US Bitcoin investment fund CoinSeed invests $5M in BitFury mining hardware

After recently closing a $7.5-million funding round, US-based Bitcoin focused investment fund CoinSeed acquired BitFury's specialized Bitcoin mining hardware for $5 million to build one of the biggest cryptocurrency mining infrastructures in the world.

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John Sculley

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley backs telemedicine startup MDLive to reform healthcare by using new technologies- report

Former Apple Chief Executive John Sculley is betting that telemedicine startup MDLive will be able to bring medical practice to the modern age, VentureBeat reported.

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Chartio

Chartio bags $2.2M additional funding from Avalon Ventures

Chartio, a provider of cloud business intelligence for developers and businesses, has received $2.2 million in additional financing from Avalon Ventures which led the Series A round for the company in 2011.

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Alphaland Corp

Philippine-based Ongpin group hikes stake in Alphaland

Former Philippine trade minister Roberto V. Ongpin and his associates have hiked their collective holding in real estate developer Alphaland Corp to 50.57%, diluting British fund Ashmore's interest to 24.41%.

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Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia co-founder picks up big stake in London mobile provider

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales picked up a big stake in London-based mobile provider The People's Operator (TPO) in a bid to expand into the US and other international markets.

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Technology

Hedge funds increasingly betting on tech- report

An increasing number of hedge funds like Coatue Management are looking for opportunities to invest in the private markets, pouring money in technology startups, TechCrunch reported.

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Business Insider

Business Insider to raise new funds from existing investors- report

After saying no to an informal acquisition bid worth $100 million from AOL last year, Business Insider is likely set to raise new funds from its existing backers, re/code reported.

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Lease Corporation International (LCI)

KKR invests $100M in Dublin helicopter leasing business

New York, US-based private equity firm KKR Financial Holdings will invest over $100 million in Dublin, Ireland-based helicopter unit of Lease Corporation International (LCI) to support the latter's growth plans.

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SkyPicker

Czech booking agency Skypicker receives $500K investment, adds WhichAirline

Brno, Czech Republic-based low-cost flights booking engine Skypicker.com secured a $500,000 investment from Touzimsky Airlines and also acquired metasearch engine WhichAirline.com for an undisclosed sum.

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Google Inc.

Google Inc spends more than five biggest rivals combined in US in bid to grow to new markets- report

Compared to the spending of its five biggest US rivals combined, Google Inc has spent more money in the past two years in its effort to reach out to new markets, Bloomberg reported.

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SuVolta Inc

Semiconductor firm SuVolta Inc secures $10.6M

SuVolta Inc, a semiconductor company based in Silicon Valley, has nabbed funding amounting to $10.6 million from Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Northgate Capital and DAG Ventures.

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US Dollar Notes

Institutional investors pose renewed confidence in private equity- report

Institutional investors contributed $216.56 billion to US private equity funds last year, a sign of their renewed confidence in the asset class, a report from Private Equity Beat of The Wall Street Journal Blogs said.

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Evaneos

French travel startup Evaneos bags $6M for European growth

Paris, France-based travel startup Evaneos raised $6 million from a Series B funding round led by XAnge Private Equity for its expansion to other European countries.

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Vadxx Energy

Vadxx Energy gets financing to build first commercial plant to turn plastic waste into energy

Cleveland, Ohio-based recycling company Vadxx Energy received funding from Liberation Capital, a private equity firm, for its first commercial-scale facility that can transform plastic waste to energy.

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