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London-based GoCardless raises $7M in Series B round led by Balderton Capital

GoCardless, a payments platform for online Direct Debits in the UK, was able to obtain $7 million for its Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Balderton Capital.

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Swedish startup Vint raises $1.8M in seed round

Vint was able to secure seed funding worth $1.8 million led by Nordics VC Creandum and joined in by other venture capital firms and angel investors, including Zumba investor David Giampaolo.

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Venture capitalists believe 2014 will be great for startup firms in need of financing- report

Although there are worries about the shortfall of funding for the venture capital industry, venture capitalists are optimistic that this will continue to be a good year for firms looking to raise money, the U-T San Diego news site reported.

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Angel investor-organized Las Vegas conference allows marijuana entrepreneurs to pitch to investors

Marijuana entrepreneurs were given the chance to pitch their products to a group of investors in a conference organized by angel investor firm ArcView Group, Bloomberg reported.

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MMC Ventures reopens MMC Growth Generation Fund for investors aged 18 to 35

MMC Ventures has again opened the MMC Growth Generation Fund specifically tailored for young investors aged 18 to 35 years old, allowing them to invest in UK's hard to access but high-growth firms.

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne introduces Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has unveiled a new public-private venture capital fund known as Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund for the province's tech sector, CBCNews reported.

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India's online retail space gets renewed interest from investors

Private equity and venture capital investors are exhibiting renewed interest in India's online retail space, a segment considered as an investment bubbly early last year, Mumbai-based online website dna reported.

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India-based software maker Liqvid e-Learning Services looks to gather $10M from venture capitalists- sources

Liqvid e-Learning Services, an educational software maker based in India, has began talks with different venture capital firms for another round of equity funding, according to sources interviewed by The Economic Times.

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Firms in south India lure in more venture capitalists compared to other regions- report

Venture capitalists continue to look to Bangalore, Chennai and other companies located in the southern portion of India for deals, The Times of India reported.

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Venture capital copes with changing landscape- report

A lot of changes are taking place in the venture capital landscape and venture capital funds need to adapt or risk not thriving in the new landscape, The Economist reported.

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Report cites reasons why venture-backed M&As still continue to slide

The mergers and acquisitions activity for companies supported by venture capital has continued to decline even with the sizable acquisition of Nest Labs by Google, The WSJ's Digits reports.

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European drugmakers flock to Boston in search for deals- report

Drugmakers from Europe are getting lured to the Boston-Cambridge area as the biotechnology boom makes it the envy of other biotechnolgy hubs in the world, Bloomberg reported.

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More early-stage venture capital firms close on capital in 2013- report

Despite a slowdown in venture capital fundraising last year, there were more venture firms that closed capital in 2013 compared to that of the previous year, according to the Wall Street Journal blog Venture Capital Dispatch citing data from DJX LP Source.

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Former CEO of ORIX USA establishes Preston Hollow Capital

The former head of ORIX USA, Jim Thompson, has launched Preston Hollow Capital, an investment company that will target fixed income, venture capital and hedge funds.

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Internet entrepreneur Niklas Zennström says great companies can come from anywhere

For venture capital firm Atomico founder Niklas Zennström , Silicon Valley is not the only technology hub where great firms can come from. He says they can come from anywhere.

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