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4 September 2015

Sequoia continues Chinese investment by backing Baidu’s school study platform Zuoyebang

Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital have invested in a Series A round for after school study Q&A platform Zuoyebang, which is owned by Chinese search engine giant Baidu.

4 September 2015

Indian lingerie retailer Zivame gets Malaysian government fund, IDG backing

04092015_MB Malaysian government investment fund Khazanah Nasional has taken part in an INR2.5bn ($37.5m) Series C funding round for Indian lingerie retailer Zivame.

3 September 2015

Iconiq leads $75m Series D in cloud security provider Netskope

clouds-1444573-m Iconiq Capital has led a $75m Series D financing in cloud security provider Netskope alongside the company’s existing investors.

3 September 2015

Stop the presses: FTV Capital leads $42m round for NewsCred

online payment shopping euro FTV Capital, a New York-based, "multi-stage" growth-equity investment firm, was the lead investor in a $42m funding round raised by NewsCred, a content marketing software company.

3 September 2015

KPCB bolsters management with Hsieh promotion

Wen Hsieh Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has expanded its senior management team with the promotion of Wen Hsieh.

3 September 2015

Spectrum reups in Trintech amid Vista Equity investment

calculator-820330_1280 Venture capital majors Vista Equity Partners and Spectrum Equity have invested an undisclosed amount in Dallas-based financial software business Trintech.

3 September 2015

Venture veteran hopes for Texas VC resurgence, raises $50m fund

Venture capital veteran Jeff Williams hopes to reignite Texas' early-stage investment community, and has raised $50m for new firm Hangar Ventures to help kick things off.

2 September 2015

PE majors pile into California’s Tanium as cyber attacks make headlines

modern-laptop-computer-isolated-1432157-m Tanium, a cyber security start-up based in California, has raised some $120m – and more than doubled its valuation in just five months – as investors pile into companies that help companies protect their IT systems against attacks.

2 September 2015

Rally Ventures launches first fundraise since rebrand from Icon

rally-395494_1280 Rally Ventures, the early-stage investor which rebranded from Icon Venture Partners in January, has $120m in its sights for its second fund.

2 September 2015

Kleiner Perkins leads $11m financing round for Mobcrush

mobile-phone-1104507-m Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, was the lead investor in an $11m Series A financing round for a fellow California-based business, Mobcrush, which provides live streaming facilities for mobile games.

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