San Francisco, US-based payday loan firm LendUp raised $50 million in debt funding from Victory Park Capital to provide small short-term loans for American consumers who have poor or no credit and expand to other states.
San Francisco, US-based venture fund Data Collective landed $125 million for its third fund that exclusively invests in big data and data science startups, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission.
California-based big data startup BlueTalon bagged $1.5 million in a seed funding round from Data Collective for its single-click data collaboration offering for enterprises.
Menlo Park, US-based scientific outsourcing startup and service provider Transcriptic bagged a total of $4.1 million in funding to introduce automation and robots into the process of scientific research.
Santa Clara, California-based Palo Alto Networks has acquired Morta Security, a Silicon Valley-based cyber security firm that has been in stealth mode since last year, for an undisclosed amount.
San Francisco-based alternative payday loans startup LendUp raised USD14 million in its first venture round led by Google Ventures to lend money to people with poor credit.
The venture firm hires Todd Papaoiannou as its Entrepreneur in Residence.