Book a Tiger completes seed round

Book a Tiger, a German online portal for the instant booking of professional cleaners, has completed a seed funding round led by DN Capital. Nenad Marovac, managing partner DN Capital, will join founders Claude Ritter and Nikita Fahrenholz on the board.


Frank Kelcz joins DN Capital as venture partner

DN Capital has appointed Frank Kelcz as venture partner. He will be working with DN Capital’s international portfolio of companies to expand into the US markets as well as finding companies with the ability to expand into Europe.

VC-backed SHIFT hires MD for UK and Europe

SHIFT has named Kate Burns as managing director of its UK and European operations. Burns is the former CEO of AOL Europe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SHIFT is a provider of marketing solutions for social advertisers. It is backed by Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital, Founder Collective, Rincon Venture Partners, Baroda Ventures, Crosscut Venture Partners and DN Capital.


VC-backed music app Shazam scores $20 mln

According to a company spokesperson, music app developer Shazam has raised $20 million from a consortium of private investors. As a result of this new investment, Shazam’s valuation has increased to approximately $500 million. Shazam’s backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, DN Capital and Acacia Capital Partners.

Vint raises $1.8m seed round

Vint has secured a $1.8 million seed investment led by Creandum, together with DN Capital and prominent angel investors. Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, Vint is a peer-to-peer market place and community for personal training and small group private training.

DCM Leads Series B in Mobile Analytics Provider Apsalar

San Francisco-based Apsalar announced today it has raised a $9 million Series B round led by DCM, with participation from Correlation Ventures and existing investors Thomvest Ventures and DN Capital. The company, which provides mobile analytics, previously raised a $5 million Series A round in September 2011.

Mister Spex Acquires Lensstore and Loveyewear

Online optician and DN Capital portfolio company Mister Spex has acquired the eyewear online shops Lensstore and Loveyewear from Sweden. Lensstore sells contact lenses with a geographic focus on Sweden, Norway and Finland.

invino Secures Series A Funding

invino, a private sale site for wine, has secured Series A funding. To date, invino has raised over $3 million in venture capital. Investors include DN Capital (also on the board), Founders Fund, Launch Capital, Correlation Ventures, Veddis Ventures, Super Angels, Fabrice Grinda, and Jose Marin.

Akram Joins DN Capital

Imran Akram has joined DN Capital as a principal. Previously, Imran was part of the founding team that started Fidelity Growth Partners Europe.

DN Capital’s windeln.de Raises Growth Capital

German online shop for everyday baby products windeln.de has completed a new round of financing. The funding was raised from existing investors DN Capital and Acton Capital Partners with new investors MCI and 360 Capital Partners joining the investor group. DN capital and MCI co-led this round.

DN Capital Appoints Venture Partners

DN Capital, has appointed Simon Greenman as venture partner in the UK and John Helm as venture partner in Germany. In addition, Jonathan Pell and Jaclyn Schnau join the industry advisory board.

DN Capital Reaches First Close on GVCIII

Early stage growth investor DN Capital has reached a first close on its new fund, GVCIII. The first close comes on the back of exits including the sale of Endeca to Oracle, the sale of Apsmart to Thomson Reuters and the sale of Datanomic to Oracle.

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