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8 July 2014

VC firms DCM, AME Cloud in $16m Series B for 3D digital photo company

camera 3d photo DCM Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures are new investors in a $16m financing round for 3D computational photography company Matterport.

8 July 2014

Norwest, Trident among largest investors in $43.6m round for SMS messaging company

you-have-mail-899402-m Norwest Venture Partners, Avanti and Trident laid down some of the largest amounts in a $43.6m financing round for application-to-person text message provider mBlox.

8 July 2014

Runa Capital holds first close for second fund

moskow Moscow-based venture capital firm Runa Capital has held a first close for its $200m-targeting second fund.

8 July 2014

Venture funding in solar sector soarsp

solarrr The solar sector energy enjoyed a strong second quarter thanks in part to a substantial increase in venture capital funding, said Mercom Capital. Global venture funding in the second quarter came to $432m across 21 deals compared with $251m across 26 deals in the first three months of the year. Total funding including private equity,[...]

7 July 2014

Large e-commerce deals take India’s tech investments to record levelsp

bangalore Funding in Indian technology companies reached record levels in the past year of the year largely due to huge investment rounds raised by e-commerce companies.

7 July 2014

Venture-backed Japanese gaming business Gumi gets $49m new investment

kisi204 World Innovation Lab, the early-stage investment firm founded by former Doll Capital exec Gen Isayama, has led a $49m financing round for Japanese gaming company Gumi.

7 July 2014

Jafco, Gree Ventures-backed bento box delivery business gets $27.5m new funding

TBFA16 Jafco Ventures-backed Star Festival, the company behind bento box delivery business Gochikuru.com, has picked up another $27.5m of funding from Japanese mail order office supply major Askul.

4 July 2014

Venture cap-backed games platform iDreamSky set for $115m IPO

crop Hong Kong-based mobile game publishing platform iDreamSky has filed for an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange.

4 July 2014

Texas pension giant backs pair of PE, VC funds with $75m

texas The $23bn Texas County & District Retirement System has committed $75m across a pair of sizeable buyout and venture capital vehicles run by experienced firms.

4 July 2014

Paladin hires ex-NSA deputy chief Chris Inglis as venture partner

Chris Private equity firm Paladin Capital Group has hired former deputy director of the National Security Agency Chris Inglis as a venture partner.

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