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Happy Monday funding news, aficionados! Check out who got funded today — and don’t forget to click the links in each paragraph for more details.

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Xfire connects you with other hardcore gamers

Xfire, a social network for gamers, has raised $3 million in funding. The company connects gamers together to share videos, screenshots, and gaming prowess. IDM Venture Capital led the round, which will be used to expand the company into Asian gaming markets. Read more on VentureBeat: Gaming social network Xfire gets funding

Video on-demand gets a big round funding

Avail-TVN, a Video serving company, just closed a $100 million funding round. Avail-TVN specializes in providing on-demand video for cable networks. Carlyle Group led the $100 million round, which will be used to acquire UK-based On Demand Group. Read more on VentureBeat: On-demand video provider Avail-TVN grabs $100M investment

AnchorFree will keep you safe on public networks, won’t peek at your browsing habits

AnchorFree has raised a whopping $52 million third round led by Goldman Sachs. AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield works by routing your web traffic through its own secure data centers. That makes your web browsing private, encrypted, and it also strips out and blocks malware sites. Read more on VentureBeat: Hotspot Shield maker AnchorFree lands $52M to protect you from the horrors of web browsing

Urbanara gets funding for its luxury goods

Urbanara raised €3.5 million in funding today. The German-based company is an online retailer of home goods and luxury textiles, sold directly from the people who make them. TA Venture led the round, with participation from Blumberg Capital and Brain-to-Ventures.

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