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Indian online restaurant guide and reviewing services firm Zomato Media raises INR 3.7 billion led by Vy Capital and Info Edge
19-November-2014 | Internet (general) | Investments
India-based online food review and restaurant guide publishing company Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd. received INR 3650 million (USD 60 million) in investment led by Vy Capital and Info Edge (India) Ltd. Existing investor, Sequoia Capital India also participated in the current funding round. Info Edge has invested INR 1800 million in the current funding round which takes its total invested funds to INR 3270 million and shareholding to 50.1%. The company intends to utilize the invested capital to further strengthen its global presence in existing markets as well as accelerate its product development efforts and exercise additional growth opportunities by making strategic acquisitions. With this investment the company has raised more than INR 6890 million (USD 113 million). Founded in 2008 by Deependir Goyal (CEO) and Pankaj Chaddah, Zomato operates as an online and mobile restaurant reviewing platform for customers alongside a marketing platform for restaurants.
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Finland-based eCommerce website development company Sharetribe Oy raises USD 1 million in seed funding led by Lifeline Ventures
19-November-2014 | Online infrastructure and enabling services | Investments
Finland-based eCommerce website development company Sharetribe Oy received USD 1 million in seed funding led by Lifeline Ventures. The current round of funding also included participation from Reaktor Polte and Tekes. The company plans to use the proceeds from the current funding round to scale up its solution with addition of new feature and scale up its marketing initiatives as well as accelerate its international business growth strategy. Sharetribe, founded in 2011 by Juho Makkonen (CEO), Niklas Begley and Antti Virolainen, provides eCommerce website development services that allow users to create and register a domain for an online marketplace portal, customize logo and branding services as well as monetize their marketplace through the Sharetribe payment system.
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US-based on-demand service technology company Dispatch raises USD 3.1 million in seed funding led by Promus Ventures and GrandBanks Capital
19-November-2014 | Enterprise Software & Services | Investments
US-based on-demand service technology company Dispatch LLC received USD 3.1 million in seed funding led by Promus Ventures and GrandBanks Capital. Other investors including Salesforce Ventures, Launch Capital, Kima Ventures, Ray Lane and Mark Goldstein also participated in the current funding round. The company plans to use the proceeds from the current funding round to enhance its technology, expand its sales and marketing efforts as well as scale up its business operations and exercise additional growth opportunities. Dispatch, founded in 2013 by Avi Goldberg (CEO), James Yaakov Zar and Vlad Medvedovsky, provides a proprietary scheduling and delivery platform and customer application SDK with pre-built third-party plug-ins for on-demand service business to enable their customers to find and book a scheduled or immediate service either online or through a smartphone as well as allow their customers to track the arrival of their provider in real-time.
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Australia-based e-commerce software solutions company BigCommerce Pty Ltd. raises USD 50 million in series D funding round
19-November-2014 | Online infrastructure and enabling services | Investments
Australia-based e-commerce software solutions company BigCommerce Pty Ltd. received USD 50 million in series D funding round led by SoftBank Corp. The current funding round also included participation from Telstra Ventures and American Express as well as existing investors General Catalyst and Revolution Growth. SoftBank Corp`s invested via its subsidiary SoftBank Capital. The company plans to use the proceeds from the current funding round to invest in product development, grow sales and marketing as well as expand its business to new markets. As part of the deal, Steve Murray (Partner, SoftBank Capital) will join Bigcommerce`s board. Founded in 2003 by Eddie Machaalani and Mitch Harper (co-CEOs), BigCommerce provides cloud-based e-commerce development platform for retailers that allow them to build and deploy ecommerce or m-commerce store along with built-in marketing, analytics and payments gateway. This latest funding round brings the company`s total raised capital till date to USD 125 million.
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US-based online local on-demand moving service company Bellhops raises USD 6 million in series A funding round led by Binary Capital
19-November-2014 | Consumer Software & Services | Investments
US-based online local on-demand moving service company Bellhops (Getbellhops.com) raised USD 6 million in series A funding round from Binary Capital led group of investors. The current funding round also includes participation from Lowercase Capital, Scott Banister, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Bullet Time Ventures, Haroon Mokhtarzada, Kal Raman and Nas. The company plans to utilize the proceeds from the current funding round for scaling research and development activities, enhancing sales and marketing initiatives as well as for accelerating business growth strategies. Founded in 2013 by Cameron Doody, Bellhops provides online local on-demand moving service that allows users to move easily and affordably from one place to another place.
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US-based digital media company Google Inc. acquires US-based application prototyping tools company Relative Wave LLC
19-November-2014 | Enterprise Software & Services | M&A
US-based digital media company Google Inc. acquired US-based application prototyping tools company Relative Wave LLC for an undisclosed consideration. The deal allows Google to expand its team as well as to enhance technological capabilities. Founded in 2011 by Max Weisel, Relative Wave is an application prototyping tools company that is engaged in providing a platform that allows designers and developers to create prototypes of web and mobile applications. Founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page (CEO), Google provides search, online and mobile advertising as well as a wide range of web-based services to businesses and individuals globally.
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UK-based digital marketing company Ascensor acquires UK-based website designing and development company Refreshing Web Design Ltd.
19-November-2014 | Online infrastructure and enabling services | M&A
UK-based digital marketing company Ascensor Ltd. acquired UK-based web designing and development company Refreshing Web Design Ltd. for an undisclosed consideration. The deal allows Ascensor to expand its portfolio of services, enhance its technological capabilities as well as to strengthen presence in the UK digital marketing sector. Refreshing Web Design operates as a website designing and development company in the UK. Founded in 2007 by Andrew Firth, Ascensor is engaged in offering website designing and development, social media marketing, eCommerce, web application development, search engine optimization, pay-per-click (PPC), and related services.
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