Fundings and Exits

Investors are suing Outcome Health, a startup selling ad space on screens in doctors’ offices, for alleged fraud and breach of contract eight months after pouring $500 million into the company. First reported in The Wall Street Journal, investors Goldman Sachs, which invested $100 million into the company, Alphabet’s investment arm CapitalG, Norwest Venture Partners
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Travel metasearch giant Skyscanner has acquired Twizoo, a small London-based startup which makes a platform for brands to automate injecting relevant social content across their digital footprint. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. According to CrunchBase Twizoo was founded in May 2013 by CEO Madeline Parra and CTO John Talbott, and has raised
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One of Southeast Asia’s lesser-known startups has come out from under the radar today after ShopBack, a cash back-focused e-commerce service, announced it has raised $25 million. Founded in 2014, the Singapore-based startup helps users shop ‘smarter’ using a selection of curated deals and cashback offers through partner merchants across seven countries in Southeast Asia
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Mojiworks, the U.K. startup building games for messaging apps, has raised £2.1 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Balderton Capital, with participation from previous backers Lifeline Ventures and Sunstone Capital, and will be used by the company to increase headcount as it doubles-down on developing multiple titles for Facebook Messenger. Founded
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Bootstrapping Barcelona-based visual commerce startup Photoslurp has taken its first external funding: Announcing €750,000 (~$870k) in pre-Series A financing, led by Spanish VC Inveready Technology Investment Group, with participation from Bankinter VC, Caixa Capital Risc and ICF. The team’s SaaS platform is designed for brands to build influence by leveraging user generated content (UGC) in
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Tech IPOs have been picking up lately and one lesser-known semiconductor company, Aquantia, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company raised $61 million in its offering, after pricing shares at $9.00. It closed the day of trading at $9.51. The San Jose, California-based company describes itself as “a leader in
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Black Duck Software, a 15-year-old company whose products automate the process of securing and managing open-source software — including detecting license compliance issues — is being acquired by Synopsys, the publicly traded maker of semiconductor-design software. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, 31-year-old Synopsys will pay approximately $565 million, or $548 million net of
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Glint, a startup that helps companies improve their employee retention rates, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. The round, which includes participation from returning investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures, brings Glint’s total funding so far to $80 million. Founded in 2013,
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There are venture-backed shoes, razors, and glasses. So why not, toothbrushes? Quip has raised a $10 million round for its dental care business. Sherpa Capital and other unnamed fashion and entertainment investors participated. The New York-based startup is “a lot more than just an electric toothbrush,” said Simon Enever, founder and CEO. Quip is “looking
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Sunlight, a London startup that offers an employee learning and development platform to let companies offer more bespoke professional development, has picked up £500,000 in seed backing. Leading the round is Speedinvest, with participation from previous backers Seedcamp, and Annection, amongst a number of individuals. Founded in 2016 by brothers Carlos and Juan Lagrange, Sunlight
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