San Francisco, US-based event ticketing startup Eventbrite scored $50 million in a funding round from Tiger Global Management and T. Rowe Price to fuel its international expansion plans ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO) in 2014.
Marseille, France-based last minute hotel booking mobile app VeryLastRoom bagged $2.1 million in a venture round led by APlusFinance and Extend & Sigma Gestion to fuel its expansion in Europe.
Montreal, Canada-based pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (La Caisse) invested $40 million to support the growth of Quebec-based professional services firm WSP Global, formerly Genivar, despite damaging issues about the company.
San Francisco, US-based secret-sharing mobile app Secret is set to raise $10 million in venture capital in a funding round led by Google Ventures that will give the startup a $40-million valuation.
London, UK-based music identification app Shazam confirmed the previously rumored $20-million financing from undisclosed investors, which will probably fund the firm's expansion and advertising efforts.
River Grove, Illinois-based educational firm Follett Corp invested an undisclosed amount in Santa Clara, California-based software startup ShowEvidence through its venture fund Follett Knowledge Fund.
Austin, Texas-based solar microinverter provider SolarBridge Technologies closed $42 million in a funding round led by Constellation Technology Ventures to drive its expansion efforts across North America and Australia.
Indian entrepreneur and angel investor Sashi Reddi is backing Hyderabad-based fast food restaurant chain Hello Curry with INR3 crore from his seed-stage venture fund Sri Capital.
Former Apple chief John Sculley is teaming up with former HTC India head Ajay Sharma and Singaporean investment firm Inflexionpoint to launch a yet-unnamed smartphone brand in India, which will release its first units in April.
Winnipeg, Canada-based non-profit agricultural organization Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) receoved a $1-million investment boost from Regina-based grain-handling firm Viterra Inc to promote Canadian field crops locally and internationally.
Moscow, Russia-based affiliate marketing and advertisement firm CityAds Media nabbed a $5-million investment from private equity investor Klever Internet Investments in exchange of a minority stake in the ad company.
San Francisco, US-based venture capital firm Founders Fund gathered $1 billion for its fifth investment fund called Founder Fund V which will back startups from various sectors.
New York, US-based business workshop Javelin Inc landed $1.5 million in a funding round led by Mark Suster and Upfron Ventures to teach big companies to innovate like a startup.
New York, US-based news website Business Insider raised $12 million in a funding round led by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos for the expansion of its workforce and subscription service.
Irvine, California-based real estate marketplace Auction.com nabbed $50 million in investment from the newly launched growth equity fund Google Capital for its expansion and marketing campaigns.