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American website testing platform Optimizely raises $57M in Series B funding

San Francisco, California-based website testing and optimization platform Optimizely raised $57 million in a Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz to hire as many as 250 additional staff within this year.

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Investors continue to support Bitcoin despite Mt. Gox failure and losses

The recent drawbacks faced by Bitcoin has not deterred investors from continuing to support and make investments in ventures related to the crypto-currency, TechCrunch reported.

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US investors Benchmark, Fortress, and Ribbit to buy stake in Pantera's Bitcoin fund

US-based investment firms Benchmark Capital, Fortress Investment Group, and Ribbit Capital are buying a stake in Pantera Capital's Bitcoin fund called Pantera Bitcoin and committed to conduct virtual currency transactions through Pantera.

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Xapo secures $20M to keep Bitcoins safe

Xapo has obtained a $20 million funding from Benchmark Capital, Fortress Investment Group Llc and other investors to keep Bitcoins safe and secure, TechCrunch reported.

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San Francisco's Docker bags $15M in funding for open-source app-building tool

San Francisco, California-based open-source app deployment project Docker bagged $15 million in a new funding round from Greylock Partners and Insight Venture Partners to help developers build applications faster.

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Jobs Website Glassdoor bans USD50 million in fresh funding

Six year-old startup Glassdoor raised USD50 million in a recent funding round, which saw the participation of Tiger Global Management, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.

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Israel's Compass-EOS lands USD42 million funding

Compass-EOS on Monday announced that it has raised USD42 million from its latest funding round. Top-tiered investors including global venture capital funds, service providers and network suppliers have participated in the round.

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Carney Risks Disappointment as Bank of England Resists More Quantitative Easing

The Monetary Policy Committee would keep the quantitative easing and benchmark interest rate unaltered as the new governor tries to drive UK away from financial problems.

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Facebook backer turns his attention to Brazil

One of Facebook's earliest investors has turned his attention to a distant market with a small but lively start-up scene: Brazil.

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