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.
Indian businessman Ajay Piramal has entered into venture capital (VC) space by establishing a new VC funding entity 'Montane Ventures.' The new VC fund focuses on early-stage funding requirements. Piramal has infused $50 million into Montane Ventures will mobiles $150 million additionally from external resources.
Silicon Valley-based private co-investment platform F50 has the launched beta version of co-investment Syndication Platform. F50 facilitates both the online and offline transactions for investors and startups. It doesn't charge a transaction fee to founders.
Video analytic and collaboration company Vyopta announced on Thursday to receive Series A funding, AVX Partners lead the funding, which will be used to strengthen the company's product development.
A startup offering online eye tests received a $6 million funding in a Series A round to help expand the coverage of its service as well as acquiring more advanced technologies. The company claims that their services are clinically proven and accurate, in addition to being more convenient and affordable.
The micro venture capital (VC) funding space in India is witnessing a robust activity. A rising new breed of venture capital investors is keen on early-stage investment in startups. About 12 micro venture capital funds are operational in India.
BDC Capital, a subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada, has launched IT Venture Fund II with corpus of C$150 million. With an objective of bridging gap in the mid-stage funding, the new fund will support new generation of IT entrepreneurs in Canada.
Yello Mobile, South Korean fastest growing mobile app company has received $30 million more fund from SBI Holdings Inc. With the recent investment, the fund grows to $73 million in total. However, the $4 billion enterprise expects further investments before closing the financial round in the coming months.
Protenus has announced raising $4 million from a Series A fundraising round. The finance has been rendered from a group of investors led by Arthur Venture. The health data security service provider intends to expand its business all over the US through this fund.
Joi Scientific has claimed for discovering technology to produce hydrogen from water on Tuesday. At the same time, the research firm discloses for raising $5.5 million fund for its Series A round. If Joi’s claims come true, the research firm will be able to redraw the global energy map.
Aplos, software company that build software for churches and nonprofit organizations received a $4 million in Series A funding from San Joaquin Capital. The firm believes that Aplos has untapped market and strong position to grow.
AccelFoods promises financial and operative backing for six next-generation food and beverage startup companies, from their pre-seed through Series B stages. The investor has raised a fund of $20 million for this purpose, in line with its tradition of supporting the unique and innovative products in the market.
Woodford Investment Management and Allied Minds lead the funding to raise a $22 million for Federated Wireless on Monday. The company will develop a high-quality wireless capacity for Wi-Fi and wireless networks.
The app has been widely used in Spain and just launched in Paris and London. The services focus on blue collar workers and small business who often need a more simple and time-saving recruitment process. The app works similarly to dating app Tinder, where one party can swipe to decide whether the profile on screen fit what they are looking for.
Leading risk management software developer, Prevalent Inc. received its first Series B funding last week. Led by Spring Mountain Capital Invest, joined by its existing investor, Fulcrum Equity Partners.