According to a press release Gagein, “Google Alerts on steroids,” has raised $6.4 million in Series A round. Gagein’s CEO and co-founder Luosheng Peng said in a statement that the company had 300 percent user growth a month.
KeyMe a company which helps distribute and copy real keys via digital technology, has gained $7.8 million in a Series A funding round. White Star Capital, Battery Ventures, Ravin Gandhi and 7-Ventures LLC were among the investors as reported in a press release.
Kinetic Social, which delivers social marketing-solutions, has raised $18 million in a Series B round. Blue Chip Venture Company led this funding round. The company is based out of New York.
Squarespace, which helps people make websites and web stores, has gained $40 million in a Series B round. General Atlantic invested in this round. The company is based out of New York.
Biopharmaceutical company PanOptica, Inc. has raised $45 million in Series B funding. Novo Ventures, a new backer, co-led the investment with current funder Third Rock Ventures. Founding investor SV Life Sciences also contributed. Bernardsville, NJ-based PanOptica concentrates on advancing and licensing ophthalmology therapies, according to a press release.
According to a press release, Stockholm-based biopharmaceutical company, Wilson Therapeutics has realized a $40 million Series B investment round. Fresh backers Abingworth LLP and MVM Life Science Partners LLP co-led the funding. HealthCap, Wilson Therapeutics’ founding funder, contributed. The company concentrates on bettering the lives of Wilson’s disease patients; Wilson’s disease affects about 1 in 15,000 people globally.
According to a press release, secure cloud startup, FireHost has raised $25 million in a Series E investment round. The Stephens Group, LLC led the funding. In each of the last three years, the Dallas-based company has increased revenue by 100 percent.
Better raises $5M from Chamath Palihapitiya And Mayo Clinic to be your personal health advocate.
According to report, HeiaHeia, a Finnish startup offering a social and corporate wellness platform that helps employees live a healthier lifestyle — and, presumably, perform better at work — has raised €1.5 million in funding led by Finland’s Wallstreet Financial Services. In addition, unnamed private investors participated, along with Tekes, the Finnish taxpayer-funded agency for innovation.
According to the WSJ, Paperless has raised $25 million in funding led by August Capital. RRE Ventures participated in this investment round. Paperless Post lets people make paper and online stationery. The company is based out of New York.
Talkwheel, a startup that aggregates the social media conversation around a company or topic in, yes, a wheel format, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in funding.
According to BetaBoston, online insurance company Consumer United has realized a $14 million funding round. Spark Capital and Thayer Street Partners co-led the investment, which saw contributions from Five Elms and Village Ventures. The company had previously raised $50 million in December of 2012.
Mountain View-based predictive marketing intelligence company AgilOne, Inc. has raised just over $25 million in equity, according to a Form D filed by the company.
According to a press release Cardiac Dimensions has raised a $20 million funding round led by Lumira Capital and M. H. Carnegie & Co. as part of a global syndicate of institutional backers from the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The company leverages the CARILLON Mitral Contour System and works on treatment modalities for heart failure and more. The company is based out of Kirkland, Washington.
According to a press release, Biotechnology company, Iconic Therapeutics, Inc. has rasied a $20 million Series B-1 funding round. Fresh backers MPM Capital, Lundbeckfond Ventures and H.I.G. BioVentures invested. The Atlanta-based company concentrates on advancing therapeutics for “serious eye disorders,”. “The treatment of AMD is a $6 billion and growing market with few new mechanistic approaches in development. Based on the biology and the Phase 1 clinical data, we believe Iconic has the most promising early clinical program in the field,” said Todd Foley, managing director at MPM Capital, in a statement.
Bethesda-based marketing and wealth intelligence company WealthEngine has announced the acquisition of data analytics company BrightContext. Details of the deal have not been shared.
India’s biggest online marketplace, Snapdeal.com, has acquired doozton.com. Doozton lets its users discover trending things from India’s fashion & Lifestyle stores. Both companies are based in New Delhi.
Online dating site Zoosk just filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC, announcing its plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. The company, which has offers up a website and apps for daters around the world to find each other, posted a net loss of $2.6 million in 2013 on revenues of $178 million.