Reputation startup Traity grabs $4.7 mln Series A

Reputation standard startup Traity said Thursday that it has raised $4.7 million in Series A funding. ACTIVE Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included Horizons Ventures, KRW Schindler Private Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Lanta Digital Ventures and 500 Startups.

Trion Worlds Raises $85M From Ontairo Teachers’ Pension, Bertelsmann

Trion Worlds has raised $85 million in a round of equity financing led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and joined by current Trion investor Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. Games producer Trion will utilize the financing to grow its business. PRESS RELEASE TRION WORLDS CLOSES $85 MILLION STRATEGIC GROWTH FINANCING Led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

Skimlinks Raises $4.5M

Skimlinks, maker of an in-text monetization platform for Web publishers, has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. The company, which is also backed by 500startups, Venrex Investment Management, Sussex Place Ventures, The Accelerator Group, and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, has raised a total of $7.5 million to date.

CrowdTwist Closes $6M Series A

Softbank Capital and Fairhaven Capital led a $6 million first round for CrowdTwist, developer of a social loyalty and rewards platform. kbs+p Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and several individual investors also participated in the round, the company said Monday.

Random House Rounds Out Series B for Flat World

Irvington, NY-based Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open college textbooks, has added an undisclosed amount of funding from Random House Inc. The investment closes the company’s Series B financing, which was first announced in January. Flat World previously said that it had secured $15 million in a Series B round led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company’s existing investors also participated, including Valhalla Partners, GSA Venture Partners and High Peaks Venture Partners.

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