Tuition.io announced that it has received a new investor following its management of more than USD1 billion student loans and finding ways to monetize the site through ads posted on its blogs.
Lending Club gets new funds valued USD65 million and acquires Springstone Financial for USD140 million, from investors including Wellington Management Company, BlackRock, T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. and Sands Capital
Tokyo, Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox will file for liquidation in Tokyo instead of its initial plan of rebuilding the firm under bankruptcy protection after a bug reportedly brought the site down.
New York, US-based investment firm TPG Growth committed $100 million in a joint venture with Gurgaon, India-based emerging business market builder Smile Group to help Internet and e-commerce firms expand to India, Africa, and other emerging markets.
San Francisco, US-based fundraising site and investor-startup community AngelList launched its new venture capital (VC) fund called Maiden Lane, which will invest in syndicated AngelList deals.
London, UK-based cross-border payments startup The Currency Cloud raised $10 million in a Series B funding round to make international payments smoother and more transparent.
Hacker Andrew Auernheimer a.k.a Weev has been freed from prison and talked about establishing a new hedge fund called TRO LLC, reported TechCrunch.
Kenya's Britam would acquire 30 percent stake in Continetal Re Kenya Ltd in a deal valued USD3.5 million, reported Ventures Africa.
Financial services startup Betterment has received USD32 million funding round from new and previous investors, reported TechCrunch.
Shanghai, China-based bitcoin exchange BTC China released a new web app called the Picasso ATM to help Bitcoin users exchange the virtual currency even without a physical ATM.
Lund, Sweden-based biometric identification startup Quixter designed a vein scanning device that lets retail customers complete payment transactions by swiping their hands instead of credit cards.
Venture capital firms in the US have raised a record-breaking total funding amounting to $8.9 billion in the first quarter of 2014, according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.
NBK Capital appointed Perella Weinberg Partners as its adviser on a planned stake sale, reported Bloomberg.
TIAA-CREF has agreed to acquire Nuveen Investments in a deal valued USD6.25 billion, reported Bloomberg.
Cape Town, South Africa-based startup accelerator 88mph is expanding to Lagos, Nigeria to begin a new venture with seed funding specialist L5Lab to fund startup programs.