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10 April 2014

Disruptive technologies retain appeal for private equity investors.p

Despite the global M&A slowdown, 2013 proved to be a strong year for many of tech’s leading strategic consolidators, according to recent data.

9 April 2014

Mobile app performance company Crittercism gets $30m Scale-led Series C

mobile phone touch screen pda Scale Venture Partners has backed a $30m Series C financing round for mobile app performance management company Crittercism.

9 April 2014

Bain Capital Ventures leads $20m financing for digital marketing business Kenshoo

news_stats_lrg Bain Capital Ventures has led a $20m growth financing round for "predictive media optimisation business" Kenshoo.

9 April 2014

Ex-Alibaba CEO’s firm Vision Knight raises $550m for second fund

china chinese flag Private equity fund Vision Knight, which is led by former CEO of Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba David Wei, has secured $550m in its second fundraise.

9 April 2014

Lotus Innovations holds $10m first close for debut fund

software binary code computer Irvine, California-based private equity firm Lotus Innovations has hit a $10m first close for its debut fund, which targets early-stage IT enterprise service companies.

9 April 2014

Mystery investor joins venture backers in $41m Alios BioPharma Series B

virus2_sq A string of venture capital firms have renewed their backing of biotech business Alios BioPharma to help it develop treatments for respiratory viral diseases.

9 April 2014

Delphi Ventures leads new funding round for Sequent Medical

brain_lrg Delphi Ventures has recommitted to portfolio company Sequent Medical by leading a $20m Series D financing round.

9 April 2014

General Catalyst names ex-Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith partner

car headlightsq_lrg Venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has hired Scott Griffith as an XIR and partner.

9 April 2014

Indian wearable technology startup Ineda Systems raises $17m

India and California-based wearable chip startup Ineda Systems has raised $17m to further develop the company’s new class of highly integrated, ultra-low power semiconductor and software products.

8 April 2014

OMERS Ventures helps literary community Wattpad raise $46m

OMERS Ventures has led a $46m funding round for online community Wattpad, which allows users to write and share stories.

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