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23 February 2015

RRE, Emerald lead $50m round in car financing marketplace DriverUp

red-sport-car-1103578-m RRE Ventures and Emerald Development Managers have co-led a $50m Series A financing round in car financing marketplace DriverUp.

23 February 2015

Ribbit renews ContaAzul commitment by leading Valar-backed Series C

accounting tax calculator Ribbit Capital has renewed its commitment to Brazilian accounting and invoicing services business ContaAzul by leading a Series C financing round for the company.

23 February 2015

VC-backed Heptares Therapeutics sold to Japanese trade partner for $400m

sold-sale-exit-deal UK biopharmaceutical Heptares Therapeutics, whose backers have included MVM Life Science Partners, Novartis Venture Fund and Takeda Ventures, has been sold to Tokyo-listed pharma company Sosei Group Corporation.

23 February 2015

August, QuestMark in $21m Series D for mobile tech company Urban Airship

grow mobile Venture capital investors August Capital, QuestMark Partners and Verizon Ventures are among a string of new and existing firms to back a $21m Series D round for ‘mobile relationship management’ company Urban Airship.

20 February 2015

GGV, Icon lead $25m round in Security startup Synack

download (43) GGV Capital and Icon Ventures have co-led a $25m Series B financing round on online security startup Synack.

20 February 2015

Insight leads $40m Series E for SaaS education company Instructure ahead of IPO

computer-room-2-1237883-m Insight Venture Partners has headed up a $40m funding round for online learning platform Instructure, ahead of its planned flotation.

20 February 2015

Livefyre lands $47m with Salesforce joining previous investors

san fran Enterprise software provider Livefyre has landed $47m in funding, with new investors Salesforce Ventures and Adobe joining existing backers.

20 February 2015

Goldman Sachs leads $43m ScienceLogic Series D round

server data software Goldman Sachs has led a $43m Series D funding round for IT monitoring software provider ScienceLogic.

20 February 2015

Rare blood disease treatment business Merganser nets $28m Novartis-led Series A round

blood-cells_sq Novartis Venture Fund has led a $28m Series A financing round for rare blood and iron-related disease treatment company Merganser Biotech.

20 February 2015

Illinois Teachers backs RRJ, Carlyle Japan amid $900m of new commitments

chicago illinois_sq The $44.8bn Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS) has backed RRJ Capital’s latest Asia fund amid $900m of new commitments.

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