New York, US-based YouTube monetization platform Audiam pocketed $2 million in a Series A funding round led by music industry big names Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffet, Bill Silva, Brett Gurewitz, and Bad Religion.
New York City, US-based HTML5 game developer and distributor TreSensa bagged $2 million in a Series A funding round led by Caribou Asset Management to continue distributing games for mobile browsers.
Melbourne, Australia-based startup Influx.com pocketed $250,000 in seed funding from Mark Harbottle and Leni Mayo to provide CRM (customer relationship management) solutions for online and tech startups.
San Francisco, US-based startup ClassDojo bagged $8.5M in its first institutional funding round to develop its mobile platform that provides an easier way of managing and monitoring the behavior of students inside the classroom.
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.
David Goel, the manager of Waltham, Massachusetts-based hedge fund Matrix Capital Management, bought a three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan fro Charles Bronfman, the heir of Canadian beverage firm Seagram Co, in a deal valued $19 million.
Miami, US-based anti-fraud startup Kairos AR raised $1.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Boca Raton-based investment firm New World Angels for the development of its facial recognition software.
Waterloo, Australia-based mobile payment startup Beat the Q bagged $1 million in funding from high-net worth individuals to partially fund its planned acquisition of Sydney-based loyalty app eCoffeeCard.
US-based payments startup Knox Payments raised $900,000 in funding from Virginia-based angel investors to launch a limited beta version of its service that allows merchants to accept direct payments from their clients' bank accounts.
Entrepreneurs’ most frequent complaint is how challenging it is to raise money, especially risk capital; founders in developing countries have even more difficulty since the amounts of venture money for investment in most emerging markets is less vs. the USA.
Irish telecom tycoon Denis O'Brien picked up a minority stake in San Francisco, US-based startup Spritz to see how the latter's easy reading app could help improve the literacy rate in developing areas.
Austin, Texas-based hardware and software startup Open Labs updated its StageLight software to allow users to create and edit their own music with the help of hip-hop superstar Timbaland.
Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in Asia, led a $23-million investment round in Silicon Valley, US-based synthetic egg startup Hampton Creek which is preparing to conquer the Asian market.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he will be putting money where his mouth is and donating $1 million to companies that will use technology to find solutions to global problems, TechCrunch reported.
Balderton Capital led the seed investment round for London-based carwow, an online website for those who want to buy new cars. Episode 1 Ventures, Samos Investments and angel investors also joined in the round.
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