Barcelona, Spain-based online voting firm Scytl pocketed a $40 million investment from Palo Alto, US-based growth equity fund Vulcan Capital for its research and development as well as strategic acquisitions.
Arusha, Tanzania-based solar energy provider Off Grip Electric scored $7 million in a funding round led by Vulcan Capital, SolarCity, and Omidyar Network to power homes with prepaid electricity.
Car pricing information website TrueCar.com has received a $30 million investment from Vulcan Capital. Vulcan Capital is controlled by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen and has been investing in Internet and technology firms.
A group of financial tech startups are tapping into a niche market wherein 80 million people with low FICO credit scores could not obtain loans from banks and other financial institutions.