Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.
China’s ecommerce giant Alibaba on Thursday named Gobi Partners its first investment manager for a new HK$1 billion ($130 million) not-for-profit fund aimed at Hong Kong entrepreneurs and startups.
Alibaba chief executive Jack Ma — who yesterday took to a panel with U.S. President Barack Obama — first announced plans for the fund back in February, but it looks as though it’s officially been launched today.
Founded by Dan Cobley, formerly managing director at Google UK, SalaryFinance offers a financial benefit service for employees that allows them to pay personal debts directly from their paycheck at low interest rates, the company said.
Zenedge announced today that it took in a $4 million series B round led by Canadian telecommunications company Telus. The San Jose, California-based startup said that it will use capital to expand its services in Canada and Europe by adding new DDoS mitigation services in Toronto and Amsterdam.
Social news aggregator Nuzzel has raised $1.7 million in new funding from a bunch of individual investors including Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff, Google’s Matt Cutts, SoftBank vice chairman Nikesh Arora, and others. This announcement comes as the company evolves its social aggregator product — it’s now available to everyone, meaning that you don’t need to have a Twitter account to use the service.
Marketplace for veterinarian services Kuddly announced today that it fetched a $1.5 million investment for its seed round in October. The investment came from Exponential Partners and will allow Kuddly to fuel growth and tech development, the startup said.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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