Moko Social Media

Moko Social Media Raises $8 Million

Moko Social Media

Seed: $8,000,000

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Perth, Australia - Moko Social Media, an international provider of Mobile Social Entertainment Platform has raised $8 million share placement to finance the company's new and developing projects.

According to its website, MOKO is different because it builds highly tailored mobile community applications that the generic social networks do not offer. MOKO then commercializes this with premium and targeted mobile advertising.

MOKO chairman Greg McCann said that by using share placement, the company will have a strong balance sheet that would support continued development of its projects, including REC*IT, RunHaven and

Bottica Raises $4 Million of Series A Funding


A Round: $4,000,000

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London, UK - Bottica, a luxury bazaar of fashion accessories that connects the most talented, independent fashion accessories designers directly with customers seeking exquisite, unique pieces from inspiring places has raised $4 million of series A funding from MMC Ventures.

“We are delighted to have invested in Boticca, we believe there is a huge opportunity for them in a fragmented market. We have been extremely impressed by Avid and Kiyan, their vision for the business and the culture they have built in the team and are very much looking forward to working with them.” said by MMC Ventures Partner Jon Coker.

The new capital will be used for company's growth and expansion.
Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero Raises $30 Million of Series D Funding

Delivery Hero

D Round: $30,000,000

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Berlin, Germany - Delivery Hero, a global network of online food ordering marketplaces has raised $30 million of series D funding led by Phenomen Ventures and backed by Team Europe, Kite Ventures, ru-Net, Tengelmann Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Point Nine Capital and Kreos Capital.

“Choosing the right investor is absolutely crucial. Having an investor with an entrepreneurial mindset makes a difference to us and we’re very happy to have Phenomen onboard” says the CEO Niklas Östberg.

Delivery Hero is an online food delivery service provider with more than 35,000 restaurants connected.

CustomMade Raises $18 Million of Seed Funding


Seed: $18,000,000

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Boston, Massachusetts - CustomMade, an online marketplace connecting Buyers who want one-of-a-kind creations with professional and passionate Makers of those goods has raised $18 million of seed funding led by Atlas Ventures and Google Ventures and also backed by a roster of top VC firms. The backers includes Schooner Capital, Next View Ventures, First Round Capital and Launch Capital.

“When we launched CustomMade, we wanted to tap a vein of demand for products that have a deeper meaning for both the buyers and the makers of those products,”says CustomMade CEO Mike Salguero. “As we see the marketplace for our buyers and makers’ projects steadily grow, we have redoubled our commitment to that vision.”

Aside from the venture capital funding, the company also made notable announcements such as Jim Haughwout, previously of AOL is now part of CustomMade as SVP Engineering & Ops. Fred Destin of Atlas Ventures and Rich Miner of Google Ventures also joined the company's board of directors.


NodeFly Raises $800,000 of Seed Funding


Seed: $800,000

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Vancouver, Canada - NodeFly, a next generation of application performance management (APM) and hosted application and infrastructure monitoring service has raised $800,00 of seed funding from Shasta Ventures and a number of angel investors.

NodeFly provides apps developed using the Node.Js framework. NodeFly exclusively works only with Node.Js unlike other platforms which uses Ruby, PHP, Java and Python.

Ark Raises $4.2 M of Seed Funding


Seed: $4,200,000

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San Francisco, California - Ark, a search engine for people has raised $4.2 miilion of seed funding from top angel investor Andreessen Horowitz and venture capital firms Greylock Partners and SV Angels.

The star-up lets you search for old classmates, business contacts and almost anyone with a social network account. the site has indexed more than billion social network profiles using a very advanced architecture.


FireHost Raises $10M of Series B Funding


B Round: $10,000,000
D Round: $12,000,000

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Richardson, Texas - FireHost, a hosting company that delivers secure web hosting solutions to Ecommerce, SaaS, healthcare IT and security companies around the world has raised $10 million of series B funding from the private equity firm The Stephens Inc.

The new funding will be used to accelerate the company's growth and to expand its services to the European market.

Smartling received $4.1M in Series A funding


A Round: $4,100,000

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Smartling, a real-time website translator based in New York received $4.1 in series of fundings. The funding was led by the premiere venture capital firm Venrock as was followed by top venture firms First Round Capital and U.S. Venture Partners. Individual angels also supported on the funding.


WebVisible Lands $20 Million for Local Online Advertising

Irvine, Calif. - WebVisible, a provider of local online advertising services, has raised $20 million in its third round of venture capital financing, VentureWire reported, citing a regulatory filing.

While information on investors was not disclosed, the company previously raised $17 million from Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Founded in 2001, Irvine, Calif.-based WebVisible says its platform currently manages more than 600 million keywords.

The company has provided services to more than 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses across 3,000 industries in 11 countries.
Factual Inc.

Factual Receives $1 Million From Angels

Factual Inc.

Seed: $1,000,000
Seed: $25,000,000

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Factual is a platform where anyone can share and mash open data on any subject. Think of google docs using a spreadsheet and sharing it with the world. That is an over-simplification but you get the idea. It is quite impressive and a very interesting idea. You can find lists of data online such as restaurants but, as their working example, never in a spreadsheet format. You can modify and so can others. Take a look. Here is a list of their angels that they had in their press release.

* Andreessen Horowitz - Founders, Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz
* Bill Gross - Founder/Chairman, Idealab
* Danny Rimer - Index Ventures
* Esther Dyson - Founder, EDventure Holdings
* Founder Collective
* Gunderson Dettmer
* Lee and June Stein
* Mårten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL
* Miramar Venture Partners
* Richard Rosenblatt - CEO, Demand Media
* Scott Kurnit - Founder,
* Thomas Lehrman - Founder, Gerson Lehrman Group
* Tom Unterman - Founder, Rustic Canyon Ventures
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