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Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion raises USD15 million in Series D funding to accelerate growth plans

Practice Fusion, maker of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) platform, received an additional USD15 million in Series D funding apart from the USD85 million it raised earlier for the round in September, TechCrunch said in its report.

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Plat-based food

Startups in food tech develop products to replace basic staples like eggs

Food-related companies like Hampton Creek Foods are seeing a rise in financial support from private equity firms and angel investors in the past few months to develop plant-based alternatives to food like eggs.

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One Hundred Dollar Notes

Report gives top 30 venture capital firms of 2013 for biotech and pharmaceutical firms

The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News or GEN website revealed its top 30 list of venture capital firms for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. This report summarizes those who have made it to the top 10.

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Gold

Bets by hedge funds are bullish since 2007 - report

Recent data by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission indicated that hedge funds are the least bullish about their bets in gold despite strong US economic data.

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Hedge Fund Manager

Ex-Perry Asia Head nabs USD1.1 billion for his new distressed-assets fund - sources

The second fund, which is run by former regional head of New York-based hedge fund Perry Capital LLC Alp Ercil, is targeting to raise USD1.1 billion to invest in distressed assets in Asia.

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Steven Pan Si-liang

Pan intends to regrow the Regent brand back in Hong Kong, China

Formosa International Hotels chairman Steven Pan Si-liang is not daunted to the task of expanding the Regent Hotel brand to saturated Hong Kong and China markets, as evident in a recent interview by the South China Morning Post.

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India real estate

Indian real estate sector saw 26% increase in private equity investment in first 9 months of 2013 - Cushman & Wakefield

The real estate in India holds promise to institutional investors, as noted by global realty consultant Cushman & Wakefield as private investment in the country's real estate sector jumped 26% in the first nine months of this year.

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Bank Notes

US leads in venture capital funding - study

A study featured on Forbes revealed that the US still leads around the world in providing entrepreneurs with access to venture capital funding.

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Google

Former Square Wallet lead and Googe PM raise USD1.2 million for Secret startup in US

Former Square Wallet technical lead David Byttow and former Google product manager Chrys Bader-Wechseler are raising USD1.2 million in seed funding for their new startup called Secret.

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mobile app

Mobile apps to be top global investment in 2014 -report

According to the UK-based "Global State of Enterprise Mobility for the Past, Present and Future" report, mobile apps could be the most invested-in startups in 2014.

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Benchmark Capital

US venture capital firm Benchmark closes eighth fund with USD425 million

California-based venture capital firm Benchmark has closed its eighth fund with a total of USD425 million, according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.

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Kerala Financial Corporation

KFC venture capital fund to back startups in India -Mani

Finance Minister K.M. Mani said on Thursday the Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) is launching a venture capital fund to back startups in the state of Kerala in India.

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Wang Jing

Billionaire Wang Jing strikes partnership with Kievgidroinvest for Ukraine port development

Beijing Interoceanic Canal Investment Management Co announced the joint venture of billionaire Wang Jing and Ukrainian partner Kievgidroinvest LLC to construct an economic development zone and port on the Crimean peninsula.

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Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest invests USD1 million to develop iPhone keyboard

Former American Idol host Ryan Seacrest invested USD1 million to develop a prototype of Typo Keyboards, a simple device that functions as an attached keyboard for iPhone 5 and 5S.

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Bloc

San Francisco's online code school Bloc bags $2M in seed funding

San Francisco-based online web development school Bloc has raised USD2 million in seed funding which will be used to hire additional staff and establish new online courses.

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