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2014-07-24 16:24:41

A return to innovation and high-growth NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SternAegis Ventures applauds Deem, Inc. on the completion of its recapitalization financing as well as on raising $50 million in expansion capital. Deem is a leading cloud and mobile commerce company, delivering Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS) to a large and diverse ecosystem of customers, merchants and partners enabling them to lower costs, increase revenue and deepen customer loyalty. On July 21, 2014, Deem...

2014-07-24 08:42:02

Movius Is First Mobile Investment For New Silicon Valley VC Firm MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PointGuard Ventures a new Silicon Valley venture capital firm, leads a $13M financing round for Movius Interactive Corporation, the Atlanta based global leader in mobile identities and converged messaging solutions, it was announced today. New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Anschutz Investments also participated in the round. Movius is the first mobile investment from...

2014-07-23 08:36:48

SALT LAKE CITY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Beanstalk, an online SaaS-based tax platform for small-to-medium sized businesses and their advisors, announced today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding led by leading venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from EPIC Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, and former Wall Street executive and investor Jim Engebretsen. Beanstalk will use the funds to continue building out its core tax technology and...

2014-07-23 08:30:21

SVP IX fund to invest primarily in late-stage biopharmaceutical companies MENLO PARK, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sofinnova Ventures, a Menlo Park based investment firm, today announced the closing of Sofinnova Venture Partners IX, L.P. at the hard cap of $500 million and in excess of the initial fund target of $425 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130724/SF52046LOGO-b Sofinnova focuses exclusively on helping entrepreneurs build successful biotechnology...

2014-07-22 08:28:51

BARCELONA, Spain, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games, raised a $30M round led by Highland Capital Partners Europe. Existing investor, France-based Idinvest, also participated in the round. Social Point began as a developer of games for the Facebook platform, and has successfully transitioned over the last few years into a leading player of mobile games on both iOS and Android platforms with such titles as Dragon City and Monster Legends....

2014-07-19 23:02:54

SoftPath Technologies today announced its plans to launch TieUpNow, a fund raising platform that connects Innovators with the Venture Capitalists. The product is expected to be launched early next year. Livonia, Michigan (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 SoftPath Technologies L.L.C., a Michigan based software services and solutions company, today announced plans to launch TieUpNow, a platform that connects Innovators with the Venture Capitalists. This web application answers the need for a fund...

2014-07-17 23:07:45

Greycroft Partners LLC, a leading venture capital firm that specializes in Internet and mobile companies headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kamran Ansari to Principal effective immediately. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Greycroft Partners LLC, a leading venture capital firm that specializes in Internet and mobile companies headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kamran Ansari to Principal...

2014-07-16 20:24:35

- Funding will be used to explore new international markets and expand product ranges SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Funding Circle, the world's leading online marketplace for business lending which has lent more than half a billion dollars to over 5,000 businesses, today announced it has raised $65 million in a Series D funding round led by Index Ventures with participation from existing investors, Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital. The new...

2014-07-16 12:27:18

MADRID, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biospain 2014 is currently seeking and selecting projects for presentation as part of its Investment Forum, one of the most high profile in the sector, for which 25 investment funds - 70% of which are international- have already confirmed their attendance, a figure the organisers expect to double. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140716/697032 ) This year the Forum will be bolstered by the presence of a wider...

2014-07-15 23:12:52

Total and SABIC among list of investors Austin, TX - Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 MTPV Power Corporation, a clean energy company that converts heat to electricity using semiconductor chips, announced today that it raised $11.2 million in a Series B1 financing. The financing, which was led by Northwater Capital Management’s Intellectual Property Fund., included an investment from Total Energy Ventures, the venture capital arm of Total (NYSE: TOT), one of the world’s largest oil and...


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