Digital Garage leads $15 mln Series D funding in Wikia

Digital Garage has led a $15 million Series D funding round in Wikia, the online platform for fans of popular culture. Other participants in the funding round include existing investors Amazon, Bessemer Venture Partners and Institutional Venture Partners.

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VC-backed Deliv taps Amazon’s Helms to head delivery operations

Deliv said Wednesday that it has hired Jeff Helms to head its delivery operations. Previously, Helms worked at Amazon where he launched its first logistics delivery stations in North America. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Deliv is a provider of same-day delivery services. Its backers include Upfront Ventures and RPM Ventures.

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