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British e-commerce analytics firm Ometria raises $1.5M in seed funding

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.

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UK social shopping startup Nuji nabs $2M in seed funding to build mobile app

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.

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Off Grid Electric

Off Grid Electric scores $7M to provide solar energy to Tanzanian homes

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.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Ashton Kutcher invest $40M in stealthy AI startup Vicarious

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.

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British video-on-demand service Screenburn raises $500K in angel funding

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.

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Kanye West

American rapper Kanye West buys 10 Burger King outlets for Kim Kardashian

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.

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Indian payment solutions provider Innoviti nabs INR10 crore in debt funding

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.

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Canadian hardware engineering collaborative platform Upverter bags $2.3M in seed funding

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.

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Stir Kinetic Desk

US-based kinetic desk maker Stir raises $1.5M in seed capital

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.

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Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV)

California-based late-stage investment firm Technology Crossover Ventures raises $2.23B for eighth fund

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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Icahn suggests 20pct IPO for PayPal

Activist investor Carl Icahn has suggested a partial spinoff of payments platform PayPal from eBay. This time, he is suggesting a 20% IPO of PayPal, VentureBeat reported.

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Blarney Golf Resort

Irish energy investor Tom O'Gorman buys Blarney Golf Resort for €2.5M

Northern Ireland-based energy investor Tom O'Gorman bought the Blarney Golf Resort in Co Cork for €2.5 million (£2 million) and confirmed that the company will continue operate as usual.

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The Staenberg Group Properties

Ray O'Connor buys mall in Nebraska for $1.8M to turn it into lifestyle center

Property developer Ray O'Connor bought the Grand Island Mall in Nebraska for $1.8 million to turn it into a lifestyle center with the help of St. Louis-based redevelopment firm Staenberg Group Properties.

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San Francisco's social news service Nuzzel comes out of beta

San Francisco, US-based social news service Nuzzel came out of beta testing to open let all users view a public feed of the most relevant and popular news that are automatically customized according to their interest.

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North Carolina's wedding photo app WedPics scores $1.5M in Series A financing

Raleigh, US-based wedding photo and video-sharing app WedPics scored $1.5 million in its Series A financing round led by IDEA Fund Partners to scale up its platform and beef up its workforce.

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