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Friday, October 31, 2014

  •  Linkable Networks Lands $8 Million Funding

    Friday, October 31, 2014 5:44:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Boston, Massachusetts  --  Internet technology company Linkable Networks has secured $8 million in venture capital equity financing, according to an SEC regulatory filing.

    Linkable enables consumers to receive access to "meaningful savings, while financial institutions receive top of wallet loyalty."

    Investors in the financing were not disclosed, nor was how the company intends to use the funding proceeds.

    Linkable is still seeking $12 million in additional financing, according to the filing.
  •  Bitstrips Nets Series B Venture Capital

    Friday, October 31, 2014 5:32:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Toronto, Canada  --  Digital media technology company Bitstrips has raised $8 million in its second round of institutional venture capital investment.

    Bitstrips enables users to create humorous or emotive digital media products to share with their friends and acquaintances.

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Horizons Ventures made the investment.

    The company did not say how the funding proceeds would be used.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  •  Paragon Bio Closes $13 Million Venture Capital Round

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:46:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Baltimore, Maryland  --  Biopharmaceutical technology company Paragon Bioservices has received $13 million in its Series A round of investment.

    Paragon provides a range of preclinical target validation services, process development and scale up production for early phase clinical trials.

    NewSpring Capital and Camden Partners co-led the round.

    The company said it would use the funding to accelerate its growth initiatives.
  •  BigPanda Bags Series A Venture Capital Funds

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:31:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Mountain View, California  --  IT company BigPanda has secured $7 million in its first round of institutional venture capital investment..

    BigPanda has developed software that analyzes alerts and automates the manual processes involved with investigating and collaborating around the alerts.

    Investors in the round included Mayfield Fund and Sequoia Capital.

    Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  •  Fleksy Flags Down VC Funding

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:46:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       San Francisco, California  --  Software technology company Fleksy has landed $2 million in early stage venture capital funding.

    Fleksy has developed technology that makes typing text on a touch-screen easy.

    Investors in the round included Digital Garage, Middleland Capital, Highland Capital Partners and Eniac Ventures.

    The company said it would use the funding to continue development on iOS and Android mobile platforms.
  •  Cytovance Biologics Secures Venture Capital Debt

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:30:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  --  Biotechnology company Cytovance Biologics has raised $20 million in venture capital debt financing.

    Cytovance says that it was "founded to help biopharmaceutical companies move recombinant protein and antibody products rapidly from the bench through clinical development."

    Monroe Capital made the debt facility.

    Cytovance said it will use the funds to continue to grow its operations.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  •  Fountain Banks Series A Venture Capital Funds

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:44:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       San Francisco, California  --  Internet technology company Fountain has raised $4 million in its first round of institutional venture capital investment.

    Fountain is developing an online service that enables users to connect with a "highly rated expert who can help" with home and garden subjects.

    Investors in the financing included Shasta Ventures and First Round Capital.

    The company was founded by Aaron Patzer, the founder and CEO of Mint.com which was sold to Intuit.

    Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  •  Capshare Nets $1 Million Venture Capital Funding

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:33:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Sandy, Utah  --  Financial software technology company Capshare has secured $1 million in venture capital financing.

    Capshare has created an online software offering for "managing, storing and analyzing cap table information."

    DFJ led the round, which also included Kickstart Seed Fund and individual investors.

    Specific proceeds purposes were not disclosed by the company.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  •  Coferon Raises $4 Million Venture Capital Debt

    Monday, October 27, 2014 5:45:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Stony Brook, New York  --  Biotechnology company Coferon has received $4 million in venture capital debt investment, according to an SEC filing.

    Coferon has a mission to "reduce to practice the concept of self assembling 'coferons'".

    Investors in the financing were not disclosed, nor was how the company intends to use the funding proceeds.

    Coferon is backed by a syndicate of venture capital and strategic investors.
  •  Moka5 Secures $16 Million Venture Capital Equity

    Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Redwood City, California  --  Software technology company Moka5 has raised $16.3 million in new venture capital equity investment, according to an SEC regulatory filing.

    Moka5 aims to transform enterprise and-user computing by providing simply manage, secure workspaces.

    Investors in the financing were not disclosed, nor was how the company intends to use the proceeds.

    Moka5 is still seeking $7 million in additional financing, according to the filing.

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Technology News

Friday, October 31, 2014

  •  Damballa Launches Update to CSP

    Friday, October 31, 2014 5:16:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Atlanta, Georgia  --  Security technology company Damballa has announced the launch of the latest version of its service provider security system.

    Called Damballa CSP 2.0, the system enables Internet service providers to provide security services to their subscribers, which now average 5.7 devices per household in the US.

    The application detects compromised IP addresses, captures malicious queries, integrates with other logging systems and delivers threat intelligence to security teams.

    Damballa says that it has also updated interfaces and reporting functionality to make it easier for IT security teams to "understand the health of their subscriber network over time."
  •  Kraken Debuts Bitcoin-Yen Trading in Japan

    Friday, October 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       San Francisco, California  --  Bitcoin exchange technology company Kraken has announced the launch of trading between bitcoin and Japanese Yen. (XBT/JPY)

    The company also launched domestic JPY funding to allow Japan based clients to fund their Kraken accounts with yen.

    Kraken had previously launched Bitcoin-euro trading in Japan in September 2013.

    The company says that it has become the largest XBT/EUR exchange and hopes to leverage that success further.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  •  Panasonic Launches Rugged 7 Inch Android Tablet

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:14:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Newark, New Jersey  --  Computing technology company Panasonic has announced the launch of a new rugged 7-inch Android operating system tablet.

    Called the Toughpad FZ-B2, the tablet is designed for field-based workforces such as field service, inspections, reporting or a substitute for clipboards and pen and paper based systems.

    The device runs Android 4.4 operating system  and includes enhanced enterprise features with higher capacity batteries, a touchscreen that works with the use of gloves as well as a range of configuration options.

    The Toughpad also features a fully sealed dust and water resistant design, which promises to provide a longer life cycle and lower total cost of ownership.
  •  Draper U Partners With Cal Poly SLO

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       San Mateo, California  --  Entrepreneur education resource Draper University has announced a partnership with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    Starting in January 2015, 24 Cal Poly students will attend their winter session involved in entrepreneurial activities in Silicon Valley.

    It is part of a Cal Poly program called Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs: a Study Away Entrepreneurship Immersion Program.

    Draper University already has over 250 alumni, who of start over 60 companies.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  •  Leerink Partners Launches Digital Health Coverage

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:15:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Boston, Massachusetts  --  Investment banking firm Leerink Partners has announced the launch of digital health sector research coverage.

    The firm describes digital health as the "convergence of the healthcare system with digital technology to empower the consumer, take healthcare outside the institution to where the patient is and when the patient needs care and automate the workflows of healthcare workers."

    Steven Wardell, vice president of the firm's equity research team, will lead the coverage effort.

    Initial companies covered include Castlight Health, Everyday Health, Imprivata, Veeva Systems, Wageworks and WebMD.
  •  AccessGroup Holdings Launches Family Office Network

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       New York, New York  --  AccessGroup Holdings has announced the launch of a new niche membership network.

    Designed for Family Offices, which are investment groups run by wealthy families, the new network aims to help family offices find the right strategic investment partners.

    The network will assist family offices in funding partners to make direct investments, which can be a supplement to traditional private equity investments made by family offices.

    AccessGroup also pulished a report that stated that families are looking to execute greater amounts of deals per year and deploy higher investment amounts per deal.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  •  Zoosk Launches Dating Insights Functionality

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:14:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       San Francisco, California  --  Internet dating site Zoosk has announced the launch of a new dating insights feature.

    Utilizing its behavioral matchmaking algorithm and user's clicking activity, the system provides insights about each user's dating preferences as well as other members who have shown interest in them.

    Dating Insights is divided into three sections: Who Likes You, Who You like and Your Dating Style.

    The service is available at no charge to Zoosk members using the website.
  •  ViON Launches Threat Prediction Platform

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:01:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Herndon, Virginia  --  IT infrastructure technology company ViON Corporation has announced the launch of a new threat prediction and prevention platform.

    Called DataAdapt Analytics, the system utilizes data analytics, mining, visualization and modeling to help enterprises predict and prevent security threats.

    In addition, the application enables investigators to analyze patterns of behavior, learn non-obvious relationship awareness and allows for global name recognition.

    The company says that the turn-key offering is designed to detect insider threats as well.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  •  Groupon Launches Top Restaurant Product

    Monday, October 27, 2014 5:16:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Chicago, Illinois  --  Internet deal company Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) has announced the launch of a new food-focused collection of consumer deals.

    Called Taste of Groupon, the collection of special offerings focuses on top restaurants throughout the United States.

    Notable restaurants in the collection include Aquavit in New York, Frontera Grill in Chicago and Michelin starred Valentino in Santa Monica.

    The company is also running a companion photo contest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where users share a picture of their favorite dish for a chance to win $100 in Groupon Bucks for the promotion.
  •  Serraview To Expand US Market Operations

    Monday, October 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

       Melbourne, Australia  --  Software technology company Serraview said that it has secured several million dollars in financing to support its 2015 plans for expansion to the US market.

    Serraview has developed a business intelligence application to help organizations create better office workplaces that are more productive for their employees.

    The system is delivered as a cloud-based SaaS and the company says it can save large enterprises millions of dollars in space usage over multi-year lease terms.

    Serraview says that it software is used by 10 of the top 20 largest companies in Australia and that it will launch a full US expansion in the next two quarters to focus on Fortune 500 companies.

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