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Now Fully Financed, Okyanos Is Poised To Start Mending Broken Hearts

Following its $8.9 million Series B capital raise in March, Okyanos Heart Institute is rapidly approaching the day when it will be able to treat the first heart patient using autologous adipose derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) in the Bahamas. Adipose, or fat, is the richest source of regenerative cells in the body and the term "autologous" simply means that the cells are derived from the same patient undergoing the cell therapy treatment.

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Softbank

Exclusive: SoftBank Capital closes in on financing round with Kony - sources

SoftBank Corp's venture capital arm is close to securing an investment in enterprise mobile company Kony Inc, and could announce a deal as soon as Tuesday, people close to the matter said.

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Zenefits

Zenefits raises $66.5 million in accelerating cycle for venture capitalists

Business startup Zenefits has raised another $66.5 million from investors, months after its first capital-raising, following a pattern set previously by a handful of hot, young consumer companies that proved their worth to investors over a short span.

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Anaplan

Salesforce-backed Anaplan raises $100 million

Performance-management company Anaplan has raised $100 million in fresh capital, it said Tuesday, joining a growing roster of enterprise companies winning private funding even as that sector wilts in the public markets.

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Joel Jackson

Ronald Lauder funds Kenyan car manufacturing start-up for cheapest vehicle in Africa

American billionaire Ronald Lauder through Pan African Investment Company (PIC) funds an undisclosed amount in convertible debt to Kenyan car manufacturing startup Mobius to produce Africa's cheapest car.

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Garage Sale

A view from the secondary market: 40 most sought-after European buyout funds

We've been examining secondary market demand for certain private equity and venture capital funds - so far we've explored the most sought after U.S. buyout funds and venture capital funds.

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Temasek Holdings

UPDATE 1-Dymon gets $500 mln from Temasek to seed hedge funds

Singapore-based asset manager Dymon Asia Capital has received a commitment worth $500 million from Temasek Holdings to start a hedge fund seeding venture at a time the Asian industry is starting to recover after six years of sluggish growth.

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Smore

US web design platform Smore raises $1.7M in seed funding

Palo Alto, California-based single-page promotional website design platform raised $1.7 million in a seed funding round ledyby Founder's Co-op to expand its market reach, improve its products, and enable mobile content creation.

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Drivy.com

French car rental startup Drivy secures $8.3M in funding for European expansion

Paris-l’hospital, France-based car rental startup Drivy secured $8.3 million (€6 million) in a new funding round with Index Ventures and Alven Capital as lead investors to fuel its expansion in Europe.

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PEAR Sports

California fitness app PEAR takes home $5M in Series B round

Irvine, US-based fitness trainer app PEAR Sports took home $5 million in its Series B funding led by previous backers Innovate Partners and Nordic Ventures to ramp up its marketing efforts and third-party sales.

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Smarty Pants

US vitamin seller SmartyPants bags $2.2M via equity crowdfunding

Venice, California-based online vitamin seller SmartyPants Vitamins bagged $2.2 million in a new capital raising via San Francisco-based equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp to develop new products and expand its workforce.

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SupportPay

SupportPay raises $1.1 million for secure, transparent child care payments

SupportPay has taken in $1.1 million led by Draper Associates and other financiers including Aspect Ventures, Broadway Angels and a personal investment from DJF co-founder Tim Draper.

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StreetShares

US social lending firm StreetShares bags $1.2M in seed round to back veteran-owned businesses

Reston, Virginia-based social lending marketplace StreetShares bagged $1.2 million in its seed funding round with Accion Venture Lab as the lead investor to back veteran-owned and main street businesses after it launches this month.

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Odyssey Airlines

Odyssey Airlines to raise $8.4 million through crowdfunding

Odyssey Airlines has decided to source investment through a crowdfunding that would allow the company to raise $8.4 million equity capital in preparation for a launch in 2016 and its operational costs.

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Sphero

Orbotix raised $20 million funding round

Orbotix has raised $20 million funding round bringing the total investment receive by the company at $35.2 million but did not reveal financial terms of the deal or the investors behind the round.

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