Flipboard Raises $50M From Suhail Rizvi, Goldman, Kleiner, Others

Digital magazine Flipboard raised $50 million in new funding, according to several media reports. The deal values the company at $800 million and was led by Suhail Rizvi and Goldman Sachs, says AllThingsD. Existing investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also participated, says TechCrunch. In the deal as well were Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, AllThingsD says.

Keyboard App Maker SwiftKey Raises $17.5M

SwiftKey, a maker of a keyboard app primarily used by Android devices, has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding led by return investor Index Ventures. Also participating in the round is previous investor Octopus Investments and a number of individuals, including Nick Hynes, Carl Uminski, Jon Craton, as well as the Cambridge Capital Group. SwiftKey says it has now raised $21.5 million in total equity funding. The London-based company, which also has offices in San Francisco and Seoul, provides a keyboard app for smartphones and tablets that learns from users to offer better auto-corrections and next-word predictions.

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Venture Capital Warms to European Biotechs

Private biotech companies globally raised almost $1.3 billion through venture capital deals in the second quarter, up 190 percent from Q1, and European biotechs grabbed 44 percent of that total, according to a report.

Adzuna Raises Series A Funding

Adzuna has raised a Series A funding from existing investors Index Ventures, The Accelerator Group and Passion Capital, following seed rounds in 2011/12, taking total funding to date to 2 million pounds ($3.1 million). Following on from the funding, the company has launched Jobsworth, a tool which predicts the salary of any job ad based on its contents.

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners Backs OncoEthix Series B

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has backed the Series B financing round of OncoEthix through BioDiscovery 4, its fourth fund dedicated to life sciences. OncoEthix is a Swiss-based oncology drug development company founded in 2009. Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners participated alongside SV Life Sciences and existing investors Index Ventures and Endeavour Vision.

NumberFour Inks $38m Series A Financing Led by Index Ventures

NumberFour AG, founded in 2009 by Marco Boerries to re-imagine how small businesses are run, has secured $38 million in Series A financing led by Mike Volpi from Index Ventures. The round includes contributions from Allen&Co, T-Venture/Deutsche Telekom, Andreas von Bechtolsheim, Jerry Yang, Klaus Hommels and Lars Hinrichs among others.

Brit + Co. Raises Series A Led by Oak Investment Partners

Media company Brit + Co. has secured a $6.3 million Series A led by Oak Investment Partners, with participation from Index Ventures, Lerer Ventures and Cowboy Ventures. Previous angel investors, including Marissa Mayer and Aileen Lee also reinvested in the company.

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