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Eventbrite

US ticketing startup Eventbrite scores $50M in funding ahead of potential IPO

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.

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VeryLastRoom

French hotel booking app VeryLast Room bags $2.1M in funding

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.

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

La Caisse invests $40M in Canadian consultancy firm WSP Global

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.

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Secret

San Francisco-based mobile app Secret to raise $10M in venture capital

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.

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Shazam

London music app Shazam confirms rumored $20M funding round

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.

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Follett Corp

Follett backs California software startup ShowEvidence

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.

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SolarBridge Technologies

US-based solar microinverter provider SolarBridge closes $42M in funding

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.

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Hello Curry

Sashi Reddi backs Indian fast food chain Hello Curry

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.

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John Sculley

Former Apple chief John Sculley to launch new smartphone brand in India

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.

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Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi)

CIGI receives $1M boost from Viterra to promote Canadian field crops

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.

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CityAds Media

Russian ad platform CityAds nabs $5M investment from Klever Internet

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.

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Founders Fund

US-based venture firm Founders Fund gathers $1B to invest in startups

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.

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Javelin Inc

New York's Javelin lands $1.5M funding to teach big firms to innovate like a startup

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.

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Business Insider

US news site Business Insider raises $12M in round led by Jeff Bezos

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.

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Auction.com

US real estate marketplace Auction.com nabs $50M investment from Google Capital

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.

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