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16 November 2015

US watch retailer Fossil to pay $260m for VC-backed fitness tracker maker Misfit

runners-635906_1280 US watch and leather goods retail group Fossil has agreed to buy VC-backed wearable technology producer Misfit for $260.

7 October 2015

Bill Gates backs $108m round for plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods

tomato-769999_1280 Redwood City, CA-based Impossible Foods has raised $108m in a Series D round, which was joined by vegan billionaire Bill Gates among others.

11 September 2015

VC-backed Fundbox bags $50m financing, five months after $40m Series B round

piggy-bank-621068_1280 Spark Capital Growth has led a $50m financing round for business cash flow optimisation tool Fundbox, just five months after it closed a $40m Series B round.

29 July 2015

KKR, Blackstone among backers in $42m Cylance Series C round

binary-code-475664_1280 Online attack prediction and prevention business Cylance has picked up $42m in Series C financing led by DFJ Growth and featuring backing from private equity heavyweights.

29 June 2015

Electronic building blocks innovator LittleBits picks up $44.2m DFJ Growth-led financing

mother-board-581597_1280 DFJ Growth has led a $44.2m financing round for LittleBits Electronics, which makes electronic building blocks allowing people to create inventions.

7 May 2015

Spark Capital heads up $275m round for fintech company Affirm

lighter-fireworks-5-1415127-m Venture investor Spark Capital Growth has led a hefty $275m funding round for financial technology company Affirm, which is headed up by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. New investors Jefferies and Andreessen Horowitz and existing backers Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners also led the round, which consists of debt and equity financing. Affirm aims to[...]

6 May 2015

Ashton Kutcher joins existing investors for $500m round in Zenefits

rolodex-574710-m Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher has joined string of investors in backing a $500m Series C round for HR software company Zenefits.

2 April 2015

Qualcomm leads $22m round in shopping platform Tapingo

online payment shopping euro Qualcomm Ventures have led a $22m round in mobile shopping platform Tapingo.

25 March 2015

KPCB leads $55m Series C round in big data company Ayasdi

data storage_lrg Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led a $55m Series C financing round in machine intelligence software provider Ayasdi.

26 February 2015

GGV, Khosla lead $20m round for home-seller site Opendoor

for-sale-sign-313291-m US firms GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures have headed up a $20m funding round for Opendoor, a web-based service giving homeowners the capability to sell their home instantly online.

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