Fortumo, a mobile payments company with offices in Estonia, San Francisco and Beijing, has secured Intel Capital and Greycroft Partners as new investors in a growth round of financing. Prior to the funding, Fortumo has been majority-owned by Mobi Solutions, an Estonian mobile solutions company, which will remain a shareholder.
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InVisage Technologies, Inc. said it raised a Series D round led by GGV Capital and joined by Nokia Growth Partners along with existing investors RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital and OnPoint Technologies. The company did not release the size of the round.
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.
The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association is still compiling figures for 2012. But Executive Director Cate Ambrose said during a Silicon Valley appearance this week that fundraising is likely to be down significantly from 2011.
Guavus, a provider of big data analytics solutions, has acquired Neuralitic Systems, a mobile data monetization and marketing analytics experts serving the telecommunications industry. Guavus is backed by Investor Growth Capital, QuestMark Partners and previous investors Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures and Intel Capital.
Enterprise mobile application management business Apperian has received a strategic investment from Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment and M&A organization. The additional capital will build on previous investments Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and North Bridge Venture Partners and brings Apperian’s total funding to date to $28 million.
YuMe, a provider of digital brand advertising software and services, has acquired Crowd Science, an audience targeting technology company. YuMe is backed by Accel Partners, BV Capital, DAG Ventures, Intel Capital, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Translink Capital and WestSummit Capital.
Persimmon Technologies Corporation, a provider of vacuum robotics and Hybrid-Field Motor Technology for the semiconductor, LED, FPD and solar equipment markets, has closed a $5.8 million Series B funding round. Intel Capital and The Bernard M. Gordon Charitable Remainder Trust join Nidec Sankyo as major equity holders in the company. The company also added two industry veterans as individual investors.