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from russia with loveApparently mobile content is hot — $16 million hot — and travel to and within Russia needs a $25 million dollar improvement … all in March 27’s funding daily.

Ostrovok

Ostrovok pulled in $25 million from General Catalyst Partners, Frontier Ventures, Accel Partners, Expedia CEO Eric Blachford, and Shervin Pishevar to improve online travel booking within and from Russia.

Moovweb

77-employee Moovweb raised $16 million to improve its technology and grow its business from Jafco Ventures and Trinity ventures, with participation from Andy Bechtolsheim.

Moovweb optimizes websites’ content and pages for mobile devices, so it essentially competes with mobile apps. The company says it has already transformed nearly 12 billion mobile pages, apps, and services for clients from Macy’s to 1-800-Flowers.com.

DemandBase

B2B marketing startup DemandBase brought in $15 million in new investment to grow its real-time targeting and B2B marketing personalization technology from Scale Venture Partners, with participation by existing investors Sigma Partners, Altos Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Adobe Systems.

That takes DemandBase’s total investment to $44 million. The company plans to expand in both the U.S. and Europe.

Vantrix

Vantrix scored a $4.5 loan from NXT Capital today. It’s business is helping carriers prepare for the explosion of mobile traffic that is coming with the increase of mobile video. Previous investors include Summerhill Venture Partners, Tudor Growth Equity, BDC Capital and JK&B Capital.

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