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OpenRent

Northern and Shell Ventures awards advertising subsidy to online rental startup OpenRent

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.

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Ben Horowitz

Venture capitalist Andreessen Horowitz invests $50 mln in BuzzFeed

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.

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Figure 1

Medical imagery app Figure 1 gets CA$ 4 million in Series A

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.

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InVision

InVision plans to use $21 million from Series B for expansion

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.

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Kiwi

Kiwi closes Series B with $15 million

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.

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Retention Science

Retention Science's "retention marketing technology" gets $7 million in Series A

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.

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Bitglass

Cloud solutions company Bitglass gets further $25 million in Series B from investors

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.

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Transatlantic Power Corporation

Transatomic Power Corporation banks $2 million from part of Founder's Fund

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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Juno Therapeutics

Cancer research startup Juno Therapeutics raises $300 million in less than a year

Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics announced it has closed Series B round of funding with $134 million. The new funding came from previous investors including ARCH Venture Partners, Alaska Permanent Fund, Bezos Expedition, the personal investment company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and Venrock. Also participating in Series B are 10 other mutual funds and healthcare-related funds that wish to remain anonymous.

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Vectra Networks

Vectra Networks gets a total of $42.8 million after recent Series C funding

Vectra Networks managed to raise additional $25 million in its Series C funding from existing investor Accel Partners and other investors, including AME Cloud Ventures, IA Ventures and Khosla Ventures participating in the round, Intel Capital and Juniper Networks, through its Junos Innovation Fund. The new investment will be used to boost sales, marketing efforts as well as engineering.

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Metanautix

Metanautix gets $7 million in initial funding

Metanautix has received $7 million in initial funding from Sequioa Capital, the Stanford University Endowment Fund and Shiva Shivakumar, a former VP of engineering at Google. The company plans to release its first product for general availability before the end of 2014. At present, there are half a dozen beta customers using the software, with the largest being Hewlett-Packard.

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Dodo Points

Spoqa raises $3.9 million in Series B, looks to Japan for expansion

Seoul-based Spoqa has raised $3.9 million in Series B funding from Daesung Private Equity Group and Bokwang Investments, and plans to use the investment for expansion in Japan.

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Haha Pinche

Haha Pinche receives $10 million in Series A funding

Haha Pinche successfully raised $10 million during its Series A funding round. Its backers include Innovation Works and Sequioa Capital. Haha Pinche is a Chinese carpooling application that connects drivers and passengers...

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Moneysoft

Additional AU$500,000 funding round helps Moneysoft to hire key personnel to drive expansion

Moneysoft reportedly secures an additional AU$500,000 in a new round of funding, bringing its total funding to AU$1.5 million. The application offers a free budget planner and money management software that allows its users to categorize and track...

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8 Securities

8 Securities gets $9 million investment from Series B funding, expands to Japan and China

As part of its expansion plans in Japan and mainland China, Hong Kong-based 8 Securities managed to raise $9 million in a Series B funding round. Velocity Capital and Leitmotiv Private Equity returned as its investors.

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