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It was a bit quiet on the funding front today, but several companies managed to raise capital. China’s largest wiki and a data monitoring company were among those raking in the cash. Check them out below.
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China’s Wikipedia clone Hudong.com raises $50 million
Created in 2005, Hudong.com calls itself the world’s largest Chinese-language wiki with 6.4 million entries. The company is reportedly raising a $50 million third round of funding. Part of Hudong.com’s funding is being raised by online private investment platform Xpert Financial. Read more on VentureBeat: China’s online encyclopedia Hudong.com raising $50M round.
Department of Energy gives $2 million to Solar Mosaic
Solar crowdfunding site Solar Mosaic grabbed $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Wednesday. Solar Mosaic is still in a quiet pre-launch period, but its projects have so far collected more than $350,000 in interest-free investments from 400 individuals, and the first five projects have together generated 73kW of clean solar energy. Read more on VentureBeat: Dept. of Energy throws millions at a startup trying to make solar energy mainstream.
Openet raises $21 million to keep its eyes on your mobile data use
Openet, a mobile network transaction software company, announced its fourth round of funding for $21 million Wednesday. Openet manages network engagement, insights, and control of a mobile network. AT&T, Verizon, and Vodafone use its software to keep tabs on their networks. Japanese investor NS Solutions led the round of funding, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Cross Atlantic, and Kreos Capital. Read more on VentureBeat: With Openet, your wireless carrier knows exactly what you’re downloading.
Cloud Cruiser announces $6 million
Cloud Cruiser helps companies understand what they’re spending for cloud services and how they could make cost-saving changes. The company raised a $6 million funding round from ONSET Ventures. Read the press release.
Wrike raises $1M
Project management and collaboration software provider Wrike has raised $1 million. Wrike provides collaborative spaces for company projects, with real-time updates. TMT Investments led the round. Read the press release.
Thismoment Raises $22 million
Social media content management company Thismoment grabbed $22 million in a new investment. The company provides a single space for businesses to update Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social networks simultaneously. Trident Capital led the third round of funding. Read the press release.
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