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27 August 2014

Sequoia, Wellcome Trust in $25m financing round for healthcare app provider AirStrip

hospital-bed-521961-m Sequoia Capital, Wellcome Trust and the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund have led a $25m funding round for mobile healthcare app provider AirStrip.

27 August 2014

Wellington Management leads $70m round for Jessica Alba’s natural product company

cream-536828-m Wellington Management Company has led a $70m financing round for Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company, which makes non-toxic products such as skin care, household cleaning items and supplements.

26 August 2014

Square Peg Capital leads $6m Series A for Israel’s Feedvisor

israel Israeli algorithmic pricing and business intelligence platform for online traders Feedvisor has secured $6m in a Series A round led by Square Peg Capital.

26 August 2014

Venture capital firm Rembrandt leads $22m Series D for mobile app platform

pda-phone-1108254-m Rembrandt Venture Partners has led a $22m funding round for mobile platform Appcelerator.

26 August 2014

Sofinnova, Rock Springs in $55m Series C for Parkinson’s relief pharma company

luxurary-74895-m Sofinnova Ventures, Rock Springs Capital and Adage Capital Management are among new investors in a sizable $55m funding round for biopharmaceutical company Civitas Therapeutics.

26 August 2014

In-store analytics companies draw interest from corporate venture firmsp

sss Corporate venture firms have been taking an increased interest in the in-store analytics sector, a recent report showed.

26 August 2014

KEC Ventures raises $60m for second fundp

new jersey New Jersey-based venture capital firm KEC Ventures has secured $60m for its second fund, AltAssets can reveal.

26 August 2014

Gimv exits Covagen after six years

covagen Investment firm Gimv has exited its portfolio company Covagen to an affiliate of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson after more than six years.

26 August 2014

Flagship Ventures hires Swiss consulting firm co-owner, agri expert as venture partner

RobBerendes Healthcare-focused early-stage investment firm Flagship Ventures has hired Swiss consulting firm co-owner and partner Robert Berendes as a venture partner.

26 August 2014

BGF backs sustainable home energy system supplier Ecovision with £3.6m

Mitsubishi Electric UK private equity investor BGF has backed one of the country’s leading home-focused sustainable energy system suppliers with £3.6m.

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