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Index Ventures backs SavingGlobal

SavingGlobal said Friday that it has received 7.5 million euros in funding. Index Ventures led the round. Also, the firm has named Katharina Lüth to co-lead the company’s European expansion and Dr. Philipp Hartmann as vice president of product. Based in Berlin, SavingGlobal is an online marketplace for savings accounts in Europe.

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MassPRIM’s push into venture slowed last year: VCJ

The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management’s venture portfolio includes top name funds from Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Index Ventures, but after stepping on the gas early this decade, the board’s pace of commitments shifted to a lower gear last year, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

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Move Loot snags $2.8 mln seed funds

Move Loot said Monday that it has secured $2.8 million in seed funding. First Round Capital and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Google Ventures, SV Angel and Y Combinator. Based in San Francisco, Moot Loot helps users buy and sell used furniture online.

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Elasticsearch nets $70 mln Series C

Elasticsearch said Thursday that it has closed $70 million in Series C financing. The investors were New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures. In addition to the funding, Harry Weller, a general partner at NEA, has joined Elasticsearch’s board of directors. Headquartered in Amsterdam and Los Altos, Calif., Elasticsearch is a search and analytics platform provider.

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Swipely raises Series C to accelerate growth

Swipely has completed a $20 million Series C round of financing. Pritzker Group Venture Capital led the investment and was joined by existing investors First Round Capital, Index Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Swipely is a simple way for merchants to understand customers and grow sales.

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ROLI bags $12.8 mln Series A

ROLI, a London-based music tech startup, has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Balderton Capital led the round with participation from FirstMark Capital, Index Ventures and Universal Music. As a result of the funding, Balderton’s Daniel Waterhouse and FirstMarks Amish Jani have been added to ROLI’s board of directors.

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Real-time analytics startup Chartbeat garners $3.1 mln

According to a blog post on its site by CEO Tony Haile, Chartbeat has raised $3.1 million in funding. Previous backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Freestyle Capital, LAUNCH Fund, SoftTech VC and Lowercase Capital. Based in New York City, Chartbeat is a provider of real-time analytics. To read more about the funding, visit here.

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Auxmoney bags $16 mln

Auxmoney has secured $16 million in funding. Foundation Capital led the round with participation from Partech Ventures, Scott Bommer and return backers Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures. Auxmoney is a a German online peer-to-peer lending marketplace.

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Index Ventures leads $30 mln Series A for BitPay

BitPay said Tuesday it has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures. Horizons Ventures, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, RRE Ventures, TTV Capital, Sir Richard Branson and AME Cloud Ventures also participated. Atlanta-based BitPay said it processes $1 million per day in bitcoin payments for over 30,000 merchants. Bit Pay, payment service provider, said total accumulated investment has reached $32.7 million.

Zouk Capital leads Series C round for iZettle

European mobile payment services provider iZettle said Friday that it has raised $55.5 million in Series C funding. Zouk Capital led the round with participation from Dawn Capital, Intel Capital, Creandum, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Northzone and SEB Private Equity. In addition to the funding, Nathan Medlock of Zouk Capital will join the iZettle board.

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French startup Drivy nets Series A funds

Paris-based car rental startup Drivy said Monday that it has raised 6 million euros in Series A funding. The investors were Index Ventures and Alven Capital. According to the firm, the capital will be used for product development, personnel hiring and pan-European expansion.

CrowdRise closes financing round led by USV

CrowdRise, an online platform supporting crowdfunding projects for charitable causes has closed a $23 million financing round led by USV. Venture capital firms Spark Capital and Index Ventures are co-investors in the round along with James Packer and Brett Ratner’s RatPac venture fund, CAA Ventures and United Talent Agency’s venture fund.

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