High-net worth individuals

Founders Fund

US-based venture firm Founders Fund gathers $1B to invest in startups

San Francisco, US-based venture capital firm Founders Fund gathered $1 billion for its fifth investment fund called Founder Fund V which will back startups from various sectors.

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Javelin Inc

New York's Javelin lands $1.5M funding to teach big firms to innovate like a startup

New York, US-based business workshop Javelin Inc landed $1.5 million in a funding round led by Mark Suster and Upfron Ventures to teach big companies to innovate like a startup.

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Business Insider

US news site Business Insider raises $12M in round led by Jeff Bezos

New York, US-based news website Business Insider raised $12 million in a funding round led by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos for the expansion of its workforce and subscription service.

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Machinima's Allen DeBevoise invests in MovieLala

Machinima Chairman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Allen DeBevoise has made an undisclosed investment amount into MovieLala for the startup's seed financing round, PE HUB reported.

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German startup TVSmiles picks up $7M in Series A funding

Berlin, Germany-based startup TVSmiles picked up $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Ventech to expand the reach of its loyalty program for its second-screen app beyond Germany.

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Audiam pockets $2M in Series A round to monetize YouTube

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.

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New York HTML5 game distributor TreSensa bags $2M in Series A round

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.

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Australian startup Influx.com pockets $250K in seed funding to provide CRM solutions for online businesses

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.

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San Francisco startup ClassDojo bags $8.5M in funding to manage students' classroom behavior

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.

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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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Seagram Co

Matrix Capital's Goel buys Manhattan apartment from Seagram heir in $19M deal

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.

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Kairos AR

Miami startup Kairos raises $1.2M in Series A funding for facial recognition software

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.

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Beat the Q

Beat the Q bags $1M in funding to partially fund acquisition of Australian app eCoffeeCard

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.

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Knox Payments

US startup Knox Payments raises $900K from angel investors for faster online checkouts

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.

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Machu Picchu in Cusco

Mobilizing money from Wealthy Families in Peru & Latin America And Why Family money is Not Angel money—Day #3 in Lima, Peru

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.

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