Ceros inks $6.2mln Series B

Ceros has secured $6.2 million in a Series B round venture capital investment. The investment was made by Sigma Prime Ventures, Starvest Partners and Greycroft Partners. Ceros is an interactive content creation platform.

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Greycroft Partners leads $10 mln round for Azimo

Azimo has received $10 million in Series A funding. Greycroft Partners led the round with participation from Accion’s Frontier Investments Group, eVentures, TA Ventures, RI Digital Ventures and KRW Schindler Investments. In conjunction with the funding, Kamran Ansari of Greycroft Partners, will join Azimo’s board of directors. Based in the UK, Azimo is a digital money transfer startup.

Founder of Maker Studios Shay Carl arrives at the U.S.-Ireland Alliance pre-Academy Awards event in Santa Monica
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Disney in talks to buy VC-backed Maker Studios: report

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is in talks to buy Maker Studios, potentially valuing the fast-growing developer and publisher of YouTube entertainment videos at half a billion dollars or more, tech blog Re/code reported on Tuesday. Maker’s VC backers include Greycroft Partners, Upfront Ventures and Time Warner Investments, among others.

Klout reportedly acquired by Lithium for $100 mln

San Francisco-based Klout has reportedly been acquired for $100 million by Lithium Technologies. The companies have not yet announced a deal, but online publications, including re/code reported last week that the deal is closed. Klout, which measures the influence of users on social media, has raised at least $40 million in known financing since it was founded in 2008.

Merchantry Raises $7M From Kite, Greycroft, e.ventures

Merchantry said it raised $7 million of Series B growth capital in a deal led by Kite Ventures and joined by Greycroft Partners and e.ventures. The new investment comes on top of the $10 million the company raised in Series A funding in 2011 and 2012 from GIFTLAB.com founder Carmen Busquets, Marvin Traub Associates and others.

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