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Shape Round Raises $25 Million Fund Series D, Eyes Chinese Ecommerce Market

Like other tech giants, Shape Security Inc., ‘Botnets’ security service provider has been eyeing to enter into Chinese ecommerce market since long. Inclusion of Beijing based investor, Northern Light and raising sufficient funds for spreading elsewhere- appear as two contributing factors. These factors have led Shape to penetrate the world’s largest ecommerce zone.

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Inside Maluuba Inc. As Canada, Which Birthed The Current AI Boom, Risks Losing Its Edge

Leaders Fund Established $100 Million Venture Fund Targeting Software Startups

A group of technology executives in Canada and U.S. launched a Toronto-based $100 million venture fund. The group is focusing to fund enterprise software to establish its investment portfolio.

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Developers And Coders Attend The TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Hackathon

U.S. Venture Capital Fund Dropped 9% in 2015, But Strong Pace Continued

Venture capital fund in the U.S. dropped by 9% in 2015, but a strong fundraising pace from 2014 continued. Investor become more selective to put the capital in startup companies.

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Developers And Coders Attend The TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Hackathon

Venture Capital Firms Face Slowdown in Tech Funding

Venture capital firms raise less capital and face a slowdown in tech funding for 2015. However, the number is still above annual average since 2006.

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Clinton Global Initiative 2015 Annual Meeting - Day 4

Former Facebook president Sean Parker gave half million dollars for marijuana legalization initiative in California

Former Facebook exec Sean Parker gave $500,000 to a newly formed group that aims to legalize recreational marijuana use in California.

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Key Speakers At The TechCrunch Disrupt Summit

Y Combinator Reshuffles Executives, Gmail Creator Flagships ‘The Startup Accelerator’

In a major setback, Silicon Valley’s largest startup accelerator reshuffles assignments for top executives. After five years of joining, Gmail and FriendFeed dreamer Paul Buchheit replaces Sam Altman as managing partner of startup accelerator’s core program. Sam Altman is reportedly assigned to advise his successor managing partners while overseeing the entire program.

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Snapchat

Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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VidMind

Russia's Trellas invests $30 million in VidMind

Israel-based VidMind has just received $30 million in financing from Trellas, one of Russia's largest independent retail groups, which has already invested over $30 million in Vidmind.

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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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FlexWage Solutions

FlexWage Solutions secures $3.5 million from unnamed investors

FlexWage Solutions announced it was able to secure $3.5 million in growth funding from several unidentified investment companies as well as high net-worth financial technology executives.

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Destiny Pharma

British government-backed fund aids Destiny Pharma to raise money for post-surgery clinical drug trial

Destiny Pharma recently announced in a press release that it was able to raise £2.8 million to fund the clinical trial of a drug aimed to prevent post-surgical infections. The company's recent funding, which was led by British government-backed Angel CoFund, will aid

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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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Gild

Cash infusion for Gild aims to bring diversity to U.S. tech sector

Hiring startup Gild has raised cash to help it tackle one of the U.S. technology sector's highest-profile challenges: the lack of diversity among its workers.

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flipkart

Flipkart raises $210 million fresh funding from four investors

Flipkart, India's largest e-tailer, raised $210 million in a fresh round of funding from a group of four investors led by internet-focused investment group DST Global, it said in a statement on Monday.

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Pinterest wins new funding, raising valuation to $5 billion

Pinterest has raised a new $200 million round of funding that gives it a valuation of $5 billion, the photo pin-up site said on Thursday. Pinterest, which allows users to create online bulletin boards based on various themes such as...

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