Singapore-based digital currency payment firm GoCoin pocketed $1.4 million in its first funding round led by former Facebook executive Owen Van Natta and e-commerce site Bitcoin Shop for its sales and tech expansion.
London, UK-based user-generated news startup Oximity bagged an undisclosed amount of seed money from angel investors Ronnie Screwvala and K Ganesh to provide direct sources of global news in 180 languages.
San Francisco, US-based real estate equity crowdfunding startup RealCrowd Inc nabbed $1.6 million in a seed funding round from Data Collective, Y Combinator's Garry Tan, and some real estate managers.
Texas, US-based crowdfunding company Junction Investments will begin operating on Wednesday to allow wealthy individuals to invest online in fully-funded Hollywood movies, starting with Tom Hanks' "A Hologram for the King."
Auckland, New Zealand-based point-of-sale software provider Vend pocketed $20 million in a funding round led by Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital to expand to North America and Europe.
London, UK-based e-commerce analtyics firm Ometria raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round from large group of angel investors to expand its workforce and develop its product.
London, UK-based social shopping startup Nuji nabbed $2 million in a seed funding round from TAG, Seedcamp, Samos, and other angel investors to launch an iOS app this April.
Arusha, Tanzania-based solar energy provider Off Grip Electric scored $7 million in a funding round led by Vulcan Capital, SolarCity, and Omidyar Network to power homes with prepaid electricity.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, and Tesla founder Elon Musk invested $40 million in the second funding round of secretive artificial intelligence (AI) startup Vicarious.
London, UK-based Video-on-Demand (Vod) service Screenburn raised $500,000 (£302,000) in an angel funding round to fuel its expansion for 2014 and to continue monetizing the presence of music and film artists on Facebook.
American rap superstar Kanye West is buying 10 Burger King outlets across the UK, France, and Italy for an undisclosed amount as a wedding present for fiancee Kim Kardashian.
Bangalore, India-based payment solutions provider Innoviti nabbed INR10 crore in debt funding from Tata Capital and other investors from London and India to scale up its Middle East operations and beef up its management team.
Toronto, Canada-based hardware engineering collaborative platform Upverter bagged $2.3 million in a seed funding round led by Version One Ventures to grow its enterprise business and develop its product.
Pasadena, California-based kinetic desk maker Stir raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Vegas TechFund and Zach Ware to scale up its production and distribution efforts.
Palo Alto, US-based late-stage investment firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) raised $2.23 billion for its eighth growth equity fund from European and Asian private and public pension funds, financial institutions and other investors.
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