Funding

Flywheel Raises $4 Million Series A Fund From Investor Group Led By Five Elms Capital & Others

After started rolling in 2013, Flywheel, a blog management service providing startup has raised $1.2 million seed fund around one and half year ago. Now, the startup has raised another $4 million Series A fund for its expansion efforts from a round of investors led by Five Elms Capital. The Omaha startup now serves 40,000 clients and intends to grow further with the aid of newly raised fund.

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Xiaomi Partners with India's Hungama, Invests $25 Million

Xiaomi’s partnership with India’s Hungama will make it easier, more accessible and more affordable for locals to access the company’s service that will soon be integrated together with themes and ringtones.

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Caribbean Bitcoin Firm Secured Strategic Investment from Overstock.com

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.

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Dick Cook Studios Secured $500 Million Production Funding from Chinese Movie Company Film Carnival

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.

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SunEdison to File Chapter 11, Probed By SEC

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.

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Turner Broadcasting Leads a $15 Million Investment in Mashable

Mashable announced on Thursday to receive a new round of investment. The Series C funding was led by Turner Broadcasting.

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Spotify Raises $1 Billion Through Financing Deal

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.

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Yahoo Potential Buyers Have 14 Days to Present Their Bid

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.

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Gobi Partners and Malaysia Venture Capital to invest in Southeast Asia tech start-ups

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.

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France Emerged as Booming Tech Landscape, Startups Raised Almost 1 Billion Euros in 2015

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.

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Iterum Therapeutics Ltd., Raised $40 Million in Series A For Licensure and Development of Anti-Infective Drug

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.

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OPIC Sanctions $421 Million Debt Financing To India’s Solar And Internet Projects

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.

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CarDekho's Parent Girnar Software Secured New Funding Round Led by Google Capital, Aims to Expand Services

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.

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Crate Technology Raised $4 Million Seed Fund to Develop Next Generation SQL

The winner of 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe startup Battlefield announced its seed funding round. Crate announced the funding on Tuesday.

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Forge Has Raised $4.5 Million in Seed Funds for Video Games Connectivity

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.

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