Online video production startup 90 Seconds will pursue its global expansion after securing $8 million in Series A led by Sequoia India. The startup will also broaden its network of creative freelancers in India as well as in other countries.
DocSend received a new investment round totaling in $8 million to enhance its service on documents sharing and documents analytics. The startup has been focusing in documents as the core of most business deals.
Palo Alto-based venture firm Accel has raised a new fund. The fund is targeting the next generation of entrepreneurs in Europe and Israel.
After started rolling in 2013, Flywheel, a blog management service providing startup has raised $1.2 million seed fund around one and half year ago. Now, the startup has raised another $4 million Series A fund for its expansion efforts from a round of investors led by Five Elms Capital. The Omaha startup now serves 40,000 clients and intends to grow further with the aid of newly raised fund.
Overstock.com is making a strategic investment in Caribbean digital currency firm Bitt. The $4 million in Series A will be allocated to improve Bitt’s software as well as expanding its operation across other Caribbean countries.
Gobi Partners along with Malaysia Venture Capital has created a $14.5 million investment pool to focus on tech start-ups in the Southeast Asian region.
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.
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.
Product management tool provider Propel has closed $4.2 million series A investment. Cloud Apps Capital Partners participated in the A series investment round for Propel.
Optimizely, a San Francisco-based cloud-based startup, is slashing its workforce by 10 percent across all the departments. Based on recent round of finance, Otpimizely was valued at $585 million. Since its inception in 2009, Optimizely has raised over $146 million investments including $58 million round in 2015.
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.
Roofstock gets Series A funding of $13.25 million led by Bain Capital Ventures. The funds will be used in an online marketplace and will be launched on Thursday in Florida.
B.C. clean-tech companies have requested Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allocate a $500 million venture capital (VC) fund. An alliance comprising 51 clean-tech and investment firms from B.C. province has written a letter to the Prime Minister Trudeau to extend support to clean-tech industry.
Israel is witnessing an increasing number of new venture capital (VC) firms coming up. The country registered an inflow of $665 million VC funding during the first two months of the year. Unfazed with the recent market crash, the funds inflows continue for Israel startups.
Led by technology sector, venture capital (VC) investments in Canada reached 10 year high in 2015. Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) said 536 deals in funding for entrepreneurs raised $2.25 billion in 2015.