Germany-based venture capital firm Global Founders Capital and Luxembourg-based firm Redline Capital invested €6.1 million ($8.3 million) in UK-based short-term e-commerce business loans startup Iwoca.
British biotechnology startup QuantuMDx turned to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise funds for the development and commercialization of a hand-held device that can diagnose malaria rapidly.
Colorado, US-based cloud provider Peak (formerly PeakColo) raised $4 million in a new funding round from existing investors Sweetwater Capital and Meritage Funds, according to company press release.
New Jersey, US-based business analytics firm raised $4.8 million in a funding round from Richard Braddock and Amarpreet Sawhney to create tools that help companies understand their customers.
San Francisco, US-based big data firm Radius raised $13 million in a funding round led by Formation8 Partners to spot great leads and improve workflows for salespeople.
San Francisco, US-based social coding firm GitHub purchased web design startup Easel for an undisclosed amount, according to a blog published by GitHub earlier today.
California, US-based clinical genomic startup Omicia has raised $6.8 million in a Series A round led by Artis Ventures for the expansion of its marketing efforts and optimization of its big data offerings.
Marissa Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Internet giant Yahoo has revealed the acquisition of Aviate, a San Francisco-based startup that automatically organizes apps on a phone's home screen.
US-based social games maker Zynga is testing Bitcoin payments for in-game purchases in some of its popular titles including FarmVille 2 and ChefVille, and has partnered with BitPay to handle the transactions.
California, US-based genomics startup DNAnexus raised $15 million to develop its cloud-based platform for storage and analysis of large amounts of DNA data, bringing its total funding to date to $31.6 million.
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry filed an infringement lawsuit against Typo Products, the startup co-founded by Ryan Seacrest, over its newly released smartphone keyboard that attaches to the iPhone5.
California, US-based security company FireEye purchased Virginia-based firm Mandiant for $1 billion in the biggest security deal of 2013.
California, US-based business applications vendor Tidemark has raised more than $1 million in a new funding round, according to a filing submitted to the US regulators.
Shenzhen, China-based taxi app Didi Dache is reportedly raising $100 million in a Series C funding round from investors Citic and Tencent for the integration of a payment platform into the app.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reportedly poured in tens of millions of dollars in mobile security tool LBE Security Master for real-time monitoring of malware, spyware and adware in smartphones.