Fundings & Exits

Restaurant Discovery Service Zomato Acquires Italy’s Cibando

zomato_app1_hi-res-l-2 Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery service backed by Vy Capital, Info Edge, and Sequoia Capital, continues to be on an acquisition spree as a means to accelerate its international expansion. Read More

Redfin Raises $70.9M To Expand Into New Markets

Redfin-Yard-Sign Online real estate brokerage Redfin today announced that it has raised an additional $70.9 million in an effort to expand into new markets. The round was led by two large institutional investors, Wellington Management and Glynn Capital Management, with participation by Priceline chairman Jeffery Boyd’s Brothers Brook and Redfin board director Bob Mylod’s Annox Capital, as well as… Read More

Bustle Lands $15.5 Million From General Catalyst

Screenshot 2014-12-18 11.24.26 Bustle, the <a target="_blank" href="http://valleywag.gawker.com/who-gave-this-asshole-6-5-million-to-launch-a-bro-tast-1134693292mansplational (portmanteau for sensational man-splaining) lady-centric news site led by Bryan Goldberg (because he knows women) has raised $15.5 million led by General Catalyst. Time Warner Investments, Rothenberg Ventures, 500 Startups and The… Read More

Estonia’s Taxify, An Anti-Uber Taxi App, Raises €1.4M For Further European Expansion

IMG_01591 Estonian startup Taxify is one of a number of taxi apps aiming to help traditional taxi firms and drivers fight back against behemoth Uber and its ilk. It does this by providing an iOS, Android and mobile web app that lets you ‘hail’ a cab online, bringing the same convenience of Uber et al. to the licensed ‘taxi’ industry, and in turn helping it compete via… Read More

Open Garden Raises $10.8M Series A Round To Double Down On Its Off-Grid FireChat Messenger

FireChat Large Open Garden, the company behind the popular FireChat messaging app, today announced its $10.8 million Series A funding round led by August Capital. Other investors include Firebolt Ventures, Future Perfect Ventures, Kima Ventures, Tseung Kwan Ventures and Sherpalo. Including this round, Open Garden has now raised $12.8 million. The company recently found its footing with the launch of… Read More

First Opinion Raises $6 Million In Series A From Polaris Partners To Help You Text Your Doctor

unnamed Mobile doctor visits startup First Opinion has gained $6 million in Series A funding, led by early stage health investors Polaris Partners. Previous investors contributing to this round include True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Monashees Capital. A seed round of $2.6 million brings the total investment amount to date to $8.6 million. The app works by letting patients… Read More

SparkLabs Global Ventures Invests in the UK’s Code Kingdoms and Seoul’s MangoPlate

mango plate shutterstock SparkLabs Global Ventures, which makes seed-stage investments in startups around the world, announced today that it has provided funding for two startups, Code Kingdoms and MangoPlate. Read More

GameAnalytics Scores $5.5M Series A, Hires Ex-Aol European MD As CEO

single_dashboard_laptop GameAnalytics, a free analytics platform for games developers, has leveled-up its funding. The Copenhagen-headquartered startup, which also has a sales office in London and a development hub in Berlin, has closed a $5.5 million Series A round. Read More

Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B

Ridibooks Ridibooks, which claims to be South Korea’s largest e-book vendor, announced that it has raised a $8 million Series B to improve its user experience and reach new customers. Investors include NeoPlux, which led the round, Company K, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and Atinum Investment. Read More

Khosla Ventures Is Raising A Fresh $400 Million Fund For Seed Investments

money cash Mega VC firm Khosla Ventures is raising a new $400 million seed fund as it looks to enter the new year with some gusto. Read More