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Microsoft adds Trilogy Equity chair Stanton to board

Software firm Microsoft Corp. has named John W. Stanton to its board of directors. Stanton is the current chairman of Trilogy Equity Partners and Trilogy International Partners. He is the former chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, which was acquired by Deutsche Telekom and later renamed T-Mobile USA.

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Israeli cyber security startup Hexadite nets $2.5 mln

Hexadite, which has emerged from stealth mode, said Tuesday that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. YL Ventures led the round with participation from Moshe Lichtman, a former corporate vice president at Microsoft. Based in Tel Aviv, Hexadite is a cyber security solutions provider.

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Israeli mobile gallery app Flayvr picks up $2 mln

Flayvr said Wednesday that it has closed $2 million in funding. The investors included Kaedan Capital, Aviv Venture Capital, iAngels and former Microsoft corporate VP Moshe Lichtman. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for personnel hiring and expansion in the U.S. Based in Tel Aviv, Flayvr is a mobile gallery app.

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Vulcan Capital invests $40 mln in Scytl

Vulcan Capital has invested $40 million in Scytl, which provides secure online voting and election modernization. Vulcan, the investment management firm that oversees Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s portfolio. The investment in Scytl was made from Vulcan’s growth equity fund. Abhishek Agrawal, who heads growth equity investments for Vulcan, will join Scytl’s board.

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