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19 February 2015

Francisco invests more than $100m in business application software provider K2

washington Global private equity firm Francisco Partners has invested more than $100m in Washington-based business application software provider K2.

19 February 2015

Online scrapbook Pinterest eyes $500m VC cash injection

canvas-collage-1-1328359-m Online bookmarking site Pinterest is said to be in talks to raise $500m venture capital backing, which would value it at $11bn.

19 February 2015

Bain Capital Ventures leads $20m Series B for predictive marketing service 6sense

debt money dollars Bain Capital Ventures has headed up a $20m Series funding round for SaaS-based predictive intelligence platform 6sense.

19 February 2015

Lei Jun’s Shunwei raises $160m for first RMB private equity, venture capital fund

china Shunwei Capital, which is headed up by Lei Jun, the founder of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, has pulled in RMB1bn ($160m) for its first renminbi-denominated fund.

19 February 2015

Wellington Partners leads $4.5m Series A for background checker Onfido

magnifying-glass_lrg UK-based background check business Onfido has picked up $4.5m of Series A funding led by Wellington Partners.

19 February 2015

Sequoia, Redpiont and Enterprise lead $34m round in Springpath

data-centre-416230-m A trio of venture capital investors have led a $34m round in Springpath, a provider of enterprise-grade storage and data management software.

19 February 2015

Money transfer service WorldRemit closes $100m TCV-led Series B

city-of-london-view-638188-m Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) has led a whopping $100m Series B financing round in London-based online money transfer service WorldRemit.

19 February 2015

Snapchat eyes another $500m VC cash injection

snapping-tourist-775442-m Social media giant Snapchat is said to be seeking to raise up to $500m in new venture funding, which would value the company at $19bn.

19 February 2015

Bessemer bags $1.6bn for Fund IX final close

dollars cash money dollars capital Early-stage investment house Bessemer Venture Partners has hit a $1.6bn for its ninth institutional fund.

19 February 2015

Hercules Tech muscles in on $27m round for cloud email service Message Systems

cloud Venture capital investor Hercules Technology Growth Capital has joined a 427m funding round for email infrastructure company Message Systems.

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