Overstock.com is making a strategic investment in Caribbean digital currency firm Bitt. The $4 million in Series A will be allocated to improve Bitt’s software as well as expanding its operation across other Caribbean countries.
American movie studios are getting closer to Chinese firms as sources of funding. Dick Cook Studios has just secured $500 million in production deal with China’s Film Carnival. The studio is working on the first film under the deal.
SunEdison is about to file bankruptcy protection to safeguard itself from creditors while trying to recover from its losses while it continues to operate. At the same time it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over possible overstating.
Mashable announced on Thursday to receive a new round of investment. The Series C funding was led by Turner Broadcasting.
Music streaming company Spotify raises $ 1 billion deal through financing in the form of convertible debt. TPG rounded the funds together with Dragoneer along with other institutional investors. The deal placed by Goldman Sachs is expected to close on April 2.
Yahoo potential buyers only have until April 11 to submit their bid. Along with the proposed amount are details on how the purchase would be financed, conditions or approvals to be met and what important foundation to make by deciding to push through with a deal. Verizon and Time Inc. already shown interest to acquire Yahoo’s core business the past few months.
Gobi Partners along with Malaysia Venture Capital has created a $14.5 million investment pool to focus on tech start-ups in the Southeast Asian region.
French tech startups managed to secure almost 1 billion euros in funding last year, establishing the country’s place in the European tech landscape. Most investments were still made by domestic investors, although there are prominent foreign investors involved in big fundings.
Iterum Therapeutics Ltd. secured $40 million in Series A funding led by Frazier Healthcare Partners together with other venture capitalists. The said fund will be used to acquire license and to enhance the development of the anti-infective drug that could counter certain bacteria's resistance to antibiotic.
OPIC, a US private development finance institution has extended support to India to build a low carbon economy and expand the internet infrastructure. It has sanctioned $421 million for India’s solar and development projects. The OPIC finance will exert its impact upon lives across the developing world while transforming focus from Southeast Asia to India.
CarDekho.com and CarBay.com's parent company Girnar Software has received a late-stage funding round led by Google Capital. The new fund will be allocated to further improve the company's car portals' technology as well as expanding services.
The winner of 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe startup Battlefield announced its seed funding round. Crate announced the funding on Tuesday.
Forge Inc. received a total of $4.5 million in seed fund rounded by Resolute Ventures, True Ventures and WME Ventures. The venture capitalist funded the platform for PC gamers to have no difficulty in sharing short video clips of their favorite games. The Forge app is free to download and is only available on PC.
Next Insurance raised a seed fund of $13 million led by Zeev Ventures together with TLV Partners and Ribbit Capital. The fund will be used to help small businesses seek and get insurance online without any difficulty.
Global venture capital funding for financial technology companies hit $13.8 billion last year. The number is a double from previous year, indicating a serious impact of fintech to the financial services.
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