Growth Equity

PlaceIQ secures $15M in Series C led by Harmony Partners

PlaceIQ has raised $15 million for its Series C financing round led by Harmony Partners and participated in by new investor Iris Capital as well as its previous backers in its Series B round, TechCrunch reported.

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DeNA invests in South Korean couple chat app Between

Japanese gaming platform and web services provider DeNA invested an undisclosed amount in Between, a chat app for couples created by South Korean firm VCNC, to help the app become an open platform.

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New York travel company Rocketrip bags $2.6M in Series A funding

New York, US-based travel management firm Rocketrip bagged $2.6 million in a Series A funding round led by Canaan Partners to accelerate its product development and to beef up its sales and customer services.

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iSocket secures $5M in new funding round led by Time Warner Investments

iSocket, a San Francisco, California-based direct ad sales platform, was able to secure $5 million in its recent round of financing, led by Time Warner Investments, TechCrunch reported.

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Australian miner Axiom acquires gold-silver-copper project in Solomon Islands

Queensland, Australia-based mining and exploration firm Axiom Mining acquired the gold-silver and copper-gold mineralization West Guadalcanal Project located in the Solomon Islands for an undisclosed amount.

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UK's SportPursuit secures £5M for Series B

SportPursuit, a flash sales site based in the UK, nabbed £5M from its Series B financing round led by London-based venture capital firm DFJ Esprit and participated in by Silicon Valley Bank and angel investors, TechCrunch reported.

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Sweden's Truecaller grabs $18.8M in Series B financing

Stockholm, Sweden-based mobile phone community Truecaller grabbed $18.8 million in a Series B financing round led by Sequoia Capital to help identify unknown phone callers and block spam calls.

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UK's National Institute for Health Research supports East Midlands health initiative with £28M

A £28 million funding was given by the National Institute for Health Research or NIHR and its 50 partners to a health research initiative focused on the East Midlands.

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American mobile video ad startup Vungle snags $17M in Series B funding

San Francisco, California-based mobile video advertising startup Vungle snagged $17 million in a Series B funding round led by Thomvest Ventures to build monetization tools for developers of mobile apps.

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PayNearMe secures $20M to allow cash lovers to make online transactions

PayNearMe, a company based in Sunnyvale, California that allows cash lovers to pay for their online transactions in cash, has raised $20 million for its fifth financing round, VentureBeat reported.

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Munich-based Teqcycle gets backing of T-Venture Holding

Teqcycle Solutions, a Munich-based firm that provides mobile devices trade-in and reuse solutions, has bagged an undisclosed investment from T-Venture Holding, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.

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London-based Birdback raises $2.4M in funding round for "card linking" platform

Birdback, a London-based fintech startup, has obtained $2.4 million in its funding round led by Passion Capital and joined in by Paul Nikkel, Luke Johnson, Playfair Capital and #1seed, TechCrunch reported.

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Indian fashion portal confirms $50M capital injection from Premji Invest and rejects Flipkart merger

Bangalore, India-based fashion portal Myntra confirmed that it raised $50 million in a new funding round led by Premji Invest, and decided not to pursue a merger with Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart.

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California-based Jaguar Animal Health secures $2M from BVCF for initial close of Series A round

Jaguar Animal Health Inc, a company that focuses on making veterinary products, received $2 million from BioVeda China Fund, a private equity firm based in China.

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Tapingo secures $10.5M in funding to make ordering food via mobile a breeze

San Francisco, US-based mobile shopping platform secured $10.5 million in a Series B funding led by Khosla Ventures to make the process of ordering and paying for food via mobile an easier process.

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