Supercell, a Helsinki, Finland-based company which merges social games with elements from traditional console titles, has raised a $130 million round of funding co-led by Institutional Venture Partners and Index Ventures. Also joining the round was Atomico Ventures. The company was co-founded by CEO Ilkka Paananen, a longtime director at mobile gaming startup Digital Chocolate.
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Big Switch Networks said that Intel Capital has joined the company’s Series B funding, bringing the total raised to date to over $45 million. Big Switch investors include Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. The company initially announced a Series B of $25 million in October with Redpoint leading the deal. It raised a Series A round of $14 million in 2011.
Versartis, an emerging biotechnology company has completed a $25 million Series C financing lead by new investor Aisling Capital. Also participating in the round were existing investors Index Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and Advent Venture Partners‘ Advent Life Sciences fund.
Prescription Eyewear, parent company of myOptique.com, SunglassesShop.com and GlassesDirect.com, has added LensOn, a Nordic online contact lens seller, to its portfolio. The acquisition was financed by Prescription Eyewear’s existing venture capital investors Acton Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Index Ventures. Additional funding was received from GP BullHound Sidecar, Silicon Valley Bank and Kreos Capital.
Tech company MetroMile has launched and unveiled a first-of-its-kind car insurance product that charges drivers a per-mile rate for the miles they drive each month. The company has raised over $4 million in funding from NEA, Index Ventures, First Round Capital and SV Angel.
Datadog has secured a $6.2 million series A round of funding, co-led by Index Ventures and RTP Ventures, an affiliate of ru-Net Holdings. Existing investors IA Ventures, Amplify Partners, Contour Ventures and NYCSeed also participated. Datadog is an IT service based in New York City.
Social media analytics platform Socialbakers has secured $6 million funding for expansion. The round was led by Index Ventures, with follow-on funding from first-round investor Earlybird Venture Capital.
Big Switch Networks said it raised $25 million of Series B funding in a deal led by Redpoint Ventures and joined by Goldman Sachs and existing investors Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and others. Big Switch Networks closed a $14 million Series A funding in March of 2011 and has raised $39 million to date. It will use the funding to expand engineering, sales and marketing teams.