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Silicon Valley Accelerator 500 Startups Allocated $10 Million Fund for Vietnam Startups

500 Startups is seeing a great potential in Vietnam, where more than half of its population are below the age of 30 and most adults are using smartphones. The Silicon Valley-based accelerator is preparing a $10 million investment fund dedicated for Vietnam startups.

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Dave McClure

500 Startups Slowly Conquering the World with Six New Investment Partners

500 Startups makes the headlines these days closing new deals with new investments partners as it intensifies its intention to conquer the world.

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Streem

San Francisco startup Streem raises $875K in seed funding for unlimited cloud storage

San Francisco, US-based large media storage startup Streem raised $875,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and other angel investors to provide unlimited cloud storage for their customers at $20 per month.

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Robin Wauters

Tech website Tech.eu receives small funding round valued €150,000

Tech website Tech.eu has raised a small funding round valued €150,000 from multiple angel investors to support expensive content as it promotes to bridge the gap in the tech industry in Europe.

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Airbnb

Airbnb’s Storefront receives additional USD7.3 million funding

Airbnb’s Storefront has received additional USD7.3 million funding led by Spark Capital, reported TechCrunch.

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ChalDal

500 Startups invests in online grocery site ChalDal, its first investment in Bangladesh

Dhaka-based online grocery site ChalDal secured an undisclosed seed investment round from 500 Startups. This is the first investment in Bangladesh of the California-based accelerator, TechCrunch reported.

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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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LGBT

500 Startups organizes meetup for LGBT tech community members

Mountain View, US-based investment firm 500 startups organized Rainbow Round, a monthly meeting where members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community from the tech sector can talk about their interests and struggles.

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Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture backs professional Frisbee league in San Jose

Menlo Park, US-based venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners invested an undisclosed amount in San Jose Spiders, a professional Frisbee league owned by Cisco Systems Inc president Rob Lloyd.

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Playbasis

Thailand's Playbasis bags $770K in seed funding

Playbasis, a Thailand-based gamification startup, has secured seed funding of $770,000 from Ardent Capital, 500 Startups and Axis Capital to expand its reach in Asia , TechCrunch reported.

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MyHealthTeams

San Francisco-based MyHealthTeams secure $3.36M in Series A round led by The Westly Group

MyHealthTeams has obtained $3.36 million for its Series A funding round led by The Westly Group to create social networks to help those living with chronic conditions, TechCrunch reported.

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500 Startups

500 Startups is the most active venture capital investor for 2013- DJX VentureSource

The most active venture capital investor last year is 500 Startups with 57 new deals made and 77 total deals in all, data from DJX VentureSource revealed.

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Sightly

Video advertising technology firm Sightly secures $1.7M in seed round led by Mack Capital

Sightly was able to obtain $1.7 million in seed funds in a round led by Mac Capital and participated in by other investors which included Tomorrow Ventures and 500 Startups.

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Quest

Founders of Indian SMS-based offline search engine seek $500K in seed funding for Jelly rival

The co-founders of Bangalore, India-based offline search engine Innoz are seeking $500,000 in seed funding to build a rival app for Jelly which will target the US market.

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First Opinion

US-based health consultation app First Opinion raises $1.2M in funding

US-based mobile health consultation app First Opinion raised $1.2M in funding from Greylock, Yuri Milner, Felicis Ventures, and 500 Startups to expland its consultants and workforce.

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