Growth Equity

Chinese pet e-commerce site Boqii lands $25M in Series B funding

Shanghai, China-based pet e-commerce site Boqii landed $25 million in a Series B funding led by undisclosed US investors to fuel its brand building and expansion efforts.

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Speek secures $5.1M in series A funding round

Conference calling service Speek secured $5.1 million from its Series A round which included the earlier round which raised $2.7 million in convertible notes raised before, TechCrunch reported.

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UK energy firm 3sun bags $16.7M investment from Business Growth Fund

Norfolk, UK-based energy firm 3Sun Group bagged a $16.7 million (£10 million) investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to fuel its European expansion and workforce addition.

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Anytime Fitness secures investment from Roark Capital Group

Co-ed fitness franchise Anytime Fitness has received an equity investment in private equity firm Roark Capital Group, a statement about the funding said. Terms of the deal were not provided.

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Bitium secures $6.5M in Series A funding round led by Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners led the Series A financing round for Santa Monica, California-based enterprise software startup Bitium which raised $6.5 million, a statement about the funding said.

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RainDance Technologies Inc raises $16.5M in extended Series E funding round

GE Ventures and Northgate Capital joined existing investors in the Series E funding round extension of RainDance Technologies Inc which raised $16.5 million, a statement about the funding said.

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Softgarden merges with 1000jobboersen to form recruiting software giant in Berlin

Berlin-based recruiting software startup softgarden merged with job ad media planning service 1000jobboersen.de for an undisclosed amount to form a giant Recruiting-as-a-Service provider called softgarden E-Recruiting.

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DueDil secures $17M in Series B round

London-based DueDil obtained $17 million in its Series B financing round led by previous backer Oak Investment Partners and joined in by Notion Capital and Passion Capital, TechCrunch reported.

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Scottish tech firm Dukosi secures £320,000 from Par Equity venture capital and Scottish Investment Bank

Dukosi, the Scottish technology firm that developed the Electric Vehicle Optimization Integrated Circuit, secured £320,000 to help finance the commercial roll out of its smart chip geared towards electric vehicles, the Herald Scotland reported.

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British hotel shortlist Top10.com raises $8M in Series B funding

London, UK-based hotel metasearch Top10.com raised $8 million in a Series B financing round led by Balderton Capital to fuel its expansion into Europe and its plans to beef up its workforce.

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Mashable closes Series A round with $14M

Mashable completed its Series A funding round with $14 million. The round was closed with an investment from Tribune Digital Ventures, a statement about the financing revealed.

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Star Energy Partners receives investment to expand in Ohio and give more competitive rates

Electricity and energy-related products provider Star Energy Partners has received an undisclosed investment amount from an unnamed investor to allow it to expand its operations.

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Virginia-based decoder Babel Street secures $2M from angel investors

Babel Street, a startup that can decode data from complex information, got $2 million from angel investors to go towards its sales, marketing and product development initiatives, VentureBeat reported.

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Electronic cigarette maker NJOY gets $70M in private funding round

E-cig maker NJOY secured $70 million from Brookside Capital and Morgan Stanley Investment Management in a private round, The New York Times The Dealook reported.

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Smarterer gets additional $1.6M in round led by Rethink Education

Smarterer, a startup based in Boston that provides jobseekers with a way to measure their skills in different subjects through online tests, has landed an additional capital of $1.6 million in a round led by Rethink Education, TechCrunch reported.

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