San Francisco, US-based peer-to-peer lending marketplace pioneer Prosper raised $70 million in a funding round led by private equity firm Francisco Partners to build its business and fuel its growth.
New York, US-based news website Business Insider raised $12 million in a funding round led by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos for the expansion of its workforce and subscription service.
Venice, US-based brand and content management software maker ZEFR pocketed $30 million in a Series D financing round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) for its international expansion and product development.
San Luis Obispo, US-based health and wellness software firm Mindbody picked up $50 million in a funding round led by W Capital Partners to boost its web and mobile offerings for health clubs and yoga studios.
Shazam, a London-based music and television tagging service, is rumored to be raising a $20 million funding round, a VentureBeat report said citing a Re/code report.
After saying no to an informal acquisition bid worth $100 million from AOL last year, Business Insider is likely set to raise new funds from its existing backers, re/code reported.
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Institutional Venture Partners said it had raised a $1 billion fund.