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Huddle raises $24 million to promote collaboration
Huddle, the startup that’s bringing simple tools for collaboration to huge companies around the world, has just sealed a sweet deal: $24 million in new venture capital. This is Huddle’s third round of institutional funding. Jafco Ventures led the round, with participation from DAG Ventures and existing investors Matrix Partners and Eden Ventures. Read more on VentureBeat: Huddle raises a huge $24M round for unsexy, wildly profitable enterprise software.
Liquid Metal Battery Corporation gets a $15M charge
Liquid Metal Battery Corporation raised $15 million Thursday to store renewable energy. Cleantech investor Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from Total and investor Bill Gates, who returned for this second funding round. Read more on VentureBeat: Solving the energy storage problem, Liquid Metal Battery Corp raises $15M with support from Bill Gates.
Recorded Future looks into its crystal ball, finds $12M
News and social media content aggregator Recorded Future helps predict the future by using data it finds all over the web. It pulls from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and government sites to predict what might happen in, say, Israel in the next 60 days. The company announced today it has raised $12 million, bring its total to $20 million. New investor Balderton Capital led the round, joined by existing investors Google Ventures, Atlas Venture, IA Ventures, and In-Q-Tel. Read more on Boston Business Journal: Recorded Future raises $12M to expand its prediction tech.
Scoutmob finds a $3.25 million deal
Mobile coupon and deals startup Scoutmob has closed a $3.25 million round. AOL Ventures, Capitol Broadcasting, Cox Enterprises, Inc., Ben Lerer of Thrillist, and New Atlantic Ventures were named as investors. Read more on the Scoutmob Tumblr: Scoutmob Continuing to Disrupt Local Mobile Discovery with $3.25 million in Financing and First Data Payments Integration.
Zebit lands $25 million
Big data platform for financial transactions Zebit has raised $25 million in its fourth round of funding. The company helps finance big purchases that you don’t have the cash to buy outright. Mohr Davidow Ventures led the round, joined by Crosslink Capital, Leapfrog Ventures, QED Investors, and a few private investors. Read the press release here: Zebit Lands $25 Million in Venture Funding.
GreenPocket finds 3.5 million euros in its pockets
European smart meter software provider GreenPocket has raised a 3.5 million euro second round of funding. The company develops smart meter and smart home software to improve energy efficiency. Schwetje Digital, Rheinland Venture Capital, KfW Bankengruppe (ERP-Startfonds), the GreenPocket Management, and the NRW.Bank contributed to the round. Read more on the company website.
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