The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR Inc by social media giant Facebook Inc has turned the interest of investors to virtual reality startups, Bloomberg News reported.
San Francisco, US-based real estate equity crowdfunding startup RealCrowd Inc nabbed $1.6 million in a seed funding round from Data Collective, Y Combinator's Garry Tan, and some real estate managers.
Bloomberg Beta used predictive analytical tools and research to arrive at a list of 350 employees who could be future founders of startups, TechCrunch reported.
ThreatMetrix, the company that offers advanced cybercrime prevention solutions and online fraud protection, obtained $20 million for its latest funding round, VentureBeat reported citing a SEC filing.
Business Development Corporation of America invested $30 million in the first external funding round of digital ad company CPXi which provides programmatic ad-buying services,TechCrunch reported.
Boston, US-based digital currency firm Circle Internet Financial closed a $17-million Series B round from Oak Investment Partners and other investors to help consumers conduct easier and safer Bitcoin transactions.
San Francisco, US-based incubator launched a new $20-million venture capital fund to back early-stage hardware startups in the robotics, aerospace, agriculture, connected things, and transportation sectors.
San Francisco, California-based equity crowdfunding service CircleUp pocketed $14 million in its second funding round from Canaan Partners, Google Ventures, and other investors to bridge investors and companies.
Kraken, the bitcoin exchange division of Payward Inc, raised $5 million for its Series A funding round led by Hummingbird Ventures, a statement about the financing said.
Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc has bagged $32.6 million for its Series A preferred stock financing round led by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, a statement about the funding said.
Freightos, a worldwide freight network based in Israel, has secured $4.6 million for its Series B funding round led by Aleph and ICV, TechCrunch reported.
Sequoia Capital led the $10.3 million Series A round for education technology startup Clever that helps teachers avoid the tedious work of manual data entry, VentureBeat reported.
Masoud Kamali and Alexander Kölpin, Founders of WestTech Ventures, have introduced Project Flying Elephant, their incubator in Berlin that will focus on deep tech startups, VentureBeat reported.
Shareholders of Wall Street lender Morgan Stanley are looking forward to the decision of the US Federal Reserve if it will allow it to return capital to them via share repurchases, Reuters reported.
Private equity firms, hedge funds and mutual funds are taking part in mega deals in tech startups in Silicon Valley and BlackRock is the latest to join the fray, Bloomberg News reported.