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2 February 2012

DST Global invests in German fashion e-tailer Zalando

Russian investment management firm DST Global has bought a minority equity stake in fast-growing European online fashion store Zalando, and will join current shareholders including Rocket Internet, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures and Kinnevik.

2 February 2012

Accel Partners leads €6m round for mobile gaming company flaregames

Mobile gaming company flaregames has sealed €6m in financing led by global venture capital firm Accel Partners.

2 February 2012

US cleantech space weathers storm with $4.9bn VC investmentp

US venture capital investment in the cleantech sector reached $4.9bn in 2011, flat in terms of deals and down 4.5 per cent in terms of capital invested compared to 2010. However, the amount represents a 29 per cent increase from the $3.8bn raised in 2009.

2 February 2012

CCube Angels invests in India’s MyAdCorner

CCube Angels, a Singapore-based angel investor group, has bought a minority stake in India’s Adception Infotech, the company behind MyAdCorner.com.

2 February 2012

Cass Entrepreneurship Fund provides seed capital for Contego Fraud Solutions

The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund, at start-up fund established by City University London’s Cass Business School, has made a £350,000 investment in Contego Fraud Solutions.

2 February 2012

Stylistpick.com inks $11m from Fidelity Growth, Accel, Index

lipstick5_sq Stylistpick.com, a subscription-based ‘fast fashion’ brand, has closed an $11m Series B round of funding from the pan-European venture capital arm of financial services major Fidelity, with existing investors Accel Partners and Index Ventures also participating.

1 February 2012

Draper Fisher Jurvetson takes on new venture partner

heidi-roizen_sq Global venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) has added Silicon Valley veteran Heidi Roizen as a venture partner.

1 February 2012

Indian microfinance institution Ujjivan raises $25.5m

Indian microfinance institution Ujjivan Financial Services has raised INR28bn ($25.5m) in its fifth round of equity funding.

1 February 2012

General Atlantic hires ex JP Morgan VP as special advisor

Global growth equity firm General Atlantic has appointed former JP Morgan vice president David Topper as a special advisor to the firm.

1 February 2012

Bain Capital Ventures closes $600m fund

The venture arm of global buy-out giant Bain Capital has closed its fifth fund with commitments of $600m.

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