Australia

RadiumOne terminates CEO after domestic violence charges

Caving in to public pressure, San Francisco, US-based marketing automation firm RadiumOne terminated its chief executive officer (CEO) Gurbaksh Chahal after he pled guilty to domestic violence and battery charges recently filed against him.

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New Zealand customer software startup MyWave bags NZ$2.5M in first funding

New Zealand-based customer relationship management (CRM) software startup MyWave bagged NZ$2.5 million in an oversubscribed first funding round to develop its product and customer base before its 2015 listing on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

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South Korean content recognition firm Enswers scores $2M in funding from Samsung

Seoul, South Korea-based content recognition tech firm Enswers scored $2 million in a recent funding round from Samsung Ventures to boost its expansion campaign across the US and North America.

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Malaysian startup Supahands wants to provide virtual assistants to Southeast Asian clients

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based outsourcing startup Supahands wants to help Southeast Asian clients save time and gain focus for more important tasks by providing them with multi-lingual and home-based virtual assistants who can do various tasks for them.

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Australian firm Nexvet scores $31.5M to expand clinical program for pets' health

Melbourne, Australia-based animal therapeutics developer Nexvet Biopharma scored $31.5 million in a funding round from investors and shareholders to expand its product portfolio and clinical program for pets' health.

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Australia's CloudCentral buys IP of American software firm DEY Storage

Canberra, Australia-based cloud computing services provider CloudCentral bought the intellectual property of San Mateo, US-based software firm DEY Storage Systems for an undisclosed amount in lieu of paying for third-party storage services.

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Woolworths acquires Australia's David Jones

Australian department store David Jones was acquired by South African retailer Woolworths in a deal valued USD2 billion, reported Ventures Africa.

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Spanish online voting firm Scytl pockets $40M from Vulcan Capital

Barcelona, Spain-based online voting firm Scytl pocketed a $40 million investment from Palo Alto, US-based growth equity fund Vulcan Capital for its research and development as well as strategic acquisitions.

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NZ point-of-sale startup Vend pockets $20M in funding for international expansion

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.

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Australian publisher Intermedia adds Beer & Brewer Magazine

Glebe, Australia-based business-to-business (B2B) publishing firm The Intermedia Group added beer and cider consumer publication Beer & Brewer Magazine for an undisclosed sum to beef up its liquor title portfolio.

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Australian government considers extraditing Australian alleged to be moderator of now-defunct Silk Road

The Australian government is considering if it should surrender Peter Phillip Nash to the US authorities after he was indicted as one of the "small support staff" of alleged Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, Reuters reported.

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American LEGO rental startup Pley closes $6.75M in Series A round

San Jose, California-based LEGO rental startup Pley closed $6.75 million in its Series A funding round led by Allegro Venture Partners to fuel its product, workforce, and international expansion efforts.

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Blue Sky to purchase Australian hedge fund Investment Science

Brisbane, Australia-based diversified alternative asset manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments entered a deal to purchase Adelaide-based hedge fund Investment Science Asset Management for an undisclosed amount.

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Australian e-commerce startup Bigcommerce to expand to San Francisco

Sydney, Australia-based e-commerce startup Bigcommerce is expanding to the US with a new office in San Francisco and will go on a two-month hiring spree in search of 40 new engineers.

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Rox lands $3.3M in share placement to fund nickel project in Australia

West Perth, Australia-based mineral exploration firm Rox Resources landed $3.3 million from the placement of 73.3 million shares to fund its nickel project in the Goldfields.

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