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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.

3 December 2014

Cloud voice, messaging service Thinking Phone gets $56.7m TCV-led Series D

thinking phones Technology Crossover Ventures has led a $56.7m Series D financing round for cloud-based voice, text and conferencing service business Thinking Phone Networks.

25 November 2014

Sequoia stumps up capital in weighty $62m Yik Yak financing round

mobile phone4 Global tech investor Sequoia Capital has reportedly led a hefty $62m investment in anonymous messaging app Yik Yak which could value the business at up to $400m.

29 August 2014

Tiger Global leads $65m round for India’s Hike

india 2 US investment firm Tiger Global has led a $65m round for Indian messaging app Hike to help fund product development and hire new staff.

15 May 2014

Index, Balderton back app communications startup Sinch

call-centre_lrg Communications technology business Sinch has spun out from mobile VoIP group Rebtel and secured a $12m investment from Index Ventures and Balderton Capital.

20 February 2014

Sequoia Capital set to reap huge returns from WhatsApp stake

dollar large_sq Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital is set to get massive returns on its investment in messaging service WhatsApp, which has been acquired by Facebook for $19bn.

12 September 2013

VC firms invest $1.5m in Greek, US messaging business Pinnatta

mobile phone touch screen pda Greek venture capital firms Odyssey Venture Partners and PJ Tech Catalyst have backed a $1.5m Series A financing round for interactive multimedia messaging platform Pinnatta.

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