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Twitch Raises $15 Million in VC Funding Twitch Raises $15 Million in VC Funding

Twitch, the leading online platform for streaming games and eSports events, announced this week that it has received a $15 million investment from venture capital firms during its latest funding round. Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners provided the bulk …

Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co. Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over …

Soon, Bing Is Going To Have Something Fun Soon, Bing Is Going To Have Something Fun
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Bing is working on something called Bing Fund, but not any details are available yet. Apparently it will be fun though. If you visit BingFund.com, all you’ll get is the image/message above. ITProPortal reports that Bing Fund will launch in …

Local Search Platform Yext Secures $27 Million In Funding Local Search Platform Yext Secures $27 Million In Funding

Yext has secured a new $27 million Series E round of funding. The company says it will use the capital to expand its platform. Yext is in the business of “Amazing Local Search Results,” with its PowerListings product promising to …

Fundable: Helping Startups Become Reality with Crowdfunding Fundable: Helping Startups Become Reality with Crowdfunding

There’s a new startup on the scene that hopes to help other startups take off. The company is called Fundable, and although it looks similar to Kickstarter, it operates on very different approach that takes advantage of the JOBS Act. …

Spotify Might Raise $220 Million Spotify Might Raise $220 Million

According to a source knowledgable on the matter, music streaming service Spotify is on the process of raising hundreds of millions of dollars, with a potential valuation of $4 billion. According to the New York Times, Spotify may ultimately garner …

Brit: Meet the New Brand That Marries Tech & Domestic Living Brit: Meet the New Brand That Marries Tech & Domestic Living

If you enjoy being creative, are all about Pinterest, and have a techie streak in you, chances are, you’ll be interested in a new lifestyle brand founded by Brit Morin. The brand, simply called Brit, puts a new spin on …

Evernote Raises $70M Ahead of $1B IPO Evernote Raises $70M Ahead of $1B IPO

The digital note taking company Evernote has raised $70 million in its fourth round of funding ahead of its $1 billion IPO valuation, venturebeat is reporting. The private financing was led by Meritech Capital and CBC Capital. According to the …

Ark People-Search Engine Raises $4.2 Million Ark People-Search Engine Raises $4.2 Million
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Liz Gannes over at All Things D is reporting that “people-search” engine Ark has just raised $4.2 million during its recent seed round. Ark is a website that promises to help searchers find old acquaintances and new friends based on …

Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million Interview: Tello Launches Customer Service Tool For Business & Raises $2.7 Million

A greater emphasis has been put on customer service as a growing number of consumers provide reviews and feedback to businesses on their mobile devices. In addition, companies such as Zappos have set the bar really high in terms of customer expectations.

Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III Andreessen Horowitz Raises $1.5 Billion For Fund III

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced that it has raised $1.5 billion for its Fund III. Co-founder and general partner Ben Horowitz explains, “Fund III is all about extending our capabilities to more disruptors and pioneers. We’re remaking the modern venture …

Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher

Gidsy just raised $1.2M Seed Investment from Sunstone Capital together with W. Vogels (CTO of Amazon), Index Capital and Ashton Kutcher. “Gidsy is exploring, booking and offering unique things to do,” CEO Edial Dekker tells WebProNews. “We launched in Amsterdam, …

GetGlue Hits 2 Million Users, Raises $12 Million [Exclusive Interview] GetGlue Hits 2 Million Users, Raises $12 Million [Exclusive Interview]

GetGlue announced that it has closed a $12 million round of financing, led by Rho Ventures. Other investors include: TimeWarner Investments, RRE Ventures, and Union Square Ventures. WebProNews interviewed CEO Alex Iskold about the funding and the growth of GetGlue …

Unruly (Of Google’s Chrome Marketing Debacle Fame) Raises $25 Million Unruly (Of Google’s Chrome Marketing Debacle Fame) Raises $25 Million
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Unruly is the marketing firm behind Google’s Chrome paid link fiasco – the campaign by which Googlers are saying they are embarrassed. Still, Unruly announced today that it is has just raised $25 million in funding in a Series A …

DuckDuckGo Ready to Go to the Next Level, Gets New Funding DuckDuckGo Ready to Go to the Next Level, Gets New Funding

DuckDuckGo just announced that Union Square Ventues is leading the company’s first round of funding. Other investors include:  Scott Banister, Jim Young, Jeff Miller, Joshua Schachter, Kal Vapuri, Joshua Stylman and Peter Hershberg. In a Union Square Ventures blog post, …

Challenges with Raising Venture Capital & Being Transparent about It Challenges with Raising Venture Capital & Being Transparent about It
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It hurts to get close to something that you want and then not get it, doesn’t it? When we’re talking about money and business, this situation is even more painful. Furthermore, talking about the situation does nothing but add more grief to an already complicated situation.

Tumblr Keeps Growing and Growing Tumblr Keeps Growing and Growing

The microblogging site that’s home to image lovers everywhere is growing by leaps and bounds. So much so, in fact, Tumblr has secured new funding, thanks, in large part, to the massive amount of pageviews it receives on a daily …

Airbnb Looks To Expand With $112 Million In New Funding Airbnb Looks To Expand With $112 Million In New Funding
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“Community marketplace for unique spaces” Airbnb announced today that it has received $112 million in Series b financing from Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global, and General Catalyst. When you add that to their previous funding, Airbnb now boasts total funding of …

AdKeeper Lands $35 Million In Funding

AdKeeper, a company that allows users to save online ads for later viewing, said today it has raised $35 million in Series B funding led by Oak Investment Partners

The round raises AdKeeper’s total funding to $43 million since it came out of stealth in October and is set to publicly launch in February.

AdKeeper allows users to save ads in personal “Keepers” to review the ads later. Users can click on the “Keep Button” which is embedded in the ad.

Ad Firm with Former NASA Engineers Gets New Funding From Nokia

Ad technology company Rocket Fuel has closed its second round of VC funding of $10 million next week. "Rocket Fuel uses prediction and automation techniques derived from rocket science (many employees are former NASA engineers)," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. 

Popular News App Maker Newsy Gets New Funding
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Newsy is a video news service that analyzes the world’s news coverage, highlighting the key differences in reporting. The company has now closed a $2 million round of funding.

Newsy is already popular with iPad users. "Newsy released its iPad app last week – the app rose to #6 for news in the iTunes’ App Store (currently is #11) and has excellent reviews," Newsy VP Marketing and Community Alexandra Wharton tells WebProNews.