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13 August 2014

Qualcomm Ventures invests $17.8m in 360-degree video camera maker 360fly

Qualcomm Ventures has invested $17.8m of Series B financing for Catterton Partners-backed 360-degree video camera software platform 360fly.

13 August 2014

Reed Elsevier in $5.6m Series C for agriculture-focused tech firm

kansas-1166902-m Reed Elsevier Ventures has taken part in a AUD6m ($5.6m) round of funding for Australian agricultural cloud software company Agworld.

13 August 2014

ABS Capital backs Bravo Wellness with $22m investment

bravo Wellness programmes provider Bravo Wellness has secured $22m in Series A funds from ABS Capital Partners to invest in sales and marketing. The company noted that 75 per cent of healthcare spending in the US is lifestyle related and linked to individual behaviour. Bravo said, “Lifestyle choices significantly influence health care costs, and adding accountability[...]

12 August 2014

Lightspeed, Sequoia, IDG back $12m Everstring Series A

data storage_lrg Lightspeed Venture Partners has joined Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures to back a $12m Series A financing round for customer data analytics business Everstring.

12 August 2014

Bain Ventures backs hiring software company with $10m Series B investment

tieshot-1-605363-m Bain Capital Venture has invested $10m in the Series B round for recruitment technology company Hireology.

12 August 2014

MMC Ventures helps brew Pact Coffee through £2m Series A round

pact coffee London-headquartered private equity firm MMC Ventures has led a £2m Series A funding round for subscription coffee delivery business Pact Coffee.

12 August 2014

Thiel’s Mithril Capital leads $15m round for cancer treatment company MagForce USA

MagForce Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel’s late-stage investment fund Mithril Capital has led a $15m financing round for nanomedicine-focused anti-cancer device maker MagForce USA.

12 August 2014

Bessemer, Accel in $30m Series C for online services marketplace

work-1185958-m Bessemer Venture Partners and Accel Partners have taken part in a $30m funding round for creative and professional services marketplace Fiverr.

11 August 2014

CMEA Capital hires TriplePoint’s Sandhu for IT, energy, biotech deals

Uday Sandhu CMEA San Francisco-based venture investor CMEA Capital has hired TriplePoint Capital’s Uday Sandhu as a member of its investment team.

11 August 2014

Andreessen Horowitz invests $50m in media website BuzzFeed

bengal-cat-plying-in-recycle-bin-1406907-m Venture capital major Andreessen Horowitz has laid down $50m for news, entertainment and cat-loving website BuzzFeed.

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