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NGP leads $30 mln round for RetailNext

RetailNext, a San Jose, Calif. provider of retail analytics, said Tuesday that it has raised $30 million in funding. Nokia Growth Partners led the round with participation from Activant Capital Group, August Capital, StarVest Partners, Commerce Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Tyco and American Express.

Intel Capital leads Series C round for Vizury

Vizury has closed $16 million in Series C funding. Intel Capital led the round with participation from Ascent Capital and return backers Nokia Growth Partners and Inventus Capital Partners. Based in Bangalore, India, Vizury is a provider of CRM solutions.

India e-commerce firm FashionAndYou bags $10 mln

FashionAndYou has closed $10 million in funding. The investors were Sequoia Capital, Smile Group, Norwest Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Nokia Growth Partners. Based in India, FashionAndYou is a flash e-commerce site.

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VC-backed Kaltura buys pay TV service startup Tvinci

Open source video platform Kaltura has acquired Tvinci. No financial terms were disclosed. Tvinci is a provider of pay OTT TV services. Kaltura’s backers include SAP Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Intel Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Commonfund Capital.

InVisage picks up $18 mln and expands team with new hires

InVisage Technologies has received $18 million in funding. Investors included GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital and OnPoint Technologies. Also, InVisage has hired Ephraim Kwok as chief financial officer and Emanuele Mandelli as vice president of engineering. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., InVisage is a fabless semiconductor firm.

Chinese online food service Meican.com rakes in $10 mln Series B funds

Meican.com has closed $10 million in Series B funding. Nokia Growth Partners led the round with participation from previous backer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In addition to the funding, David Tang, director, general manager and partner of NGP, will join Meican.com’s board of directors. Based in China, Meican.com is an online food ordering service.

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Nokia Growth Partners leads $10 mln round for Gigwalk

Gigwalk has secured $10 million in Series B funding. Nokia Growth Partners led the round with participation from new backer Randstad Holding nv and previous investors August Capital, Harrison Metal and SoftTech. In addition to the funding, Paul Asel of NGP has been added to Gigwalk’s board. Based in San Francisco, Gigwalk is a local visibility software platform for consumer brands.

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ViVOtech Closes First Tranche of Series D

Santa Clara, Calif.-based ViVOtech has held a first closing of its Series D round, bringing the company’s total funding to $96 million. The company’s point-of-sale technology is designed to provide rich mobile commerce solutions for in-store payment, loyalty, marketing, and merchandising. The company’s investors include Alloy Ventures, Citi Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, EDBI, First Data […]

Fashionandyou.com Seals $40M in VC

Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital have led a $40 million investment in Indian e-commerce company Fashionandyou.com, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sequoia Capital India and Nokia Growth Partners have also invested in the firm, the brand’s owners Smile Group Venture and Goldsquare Sales India said in a statement. The money will go toward improving membership, as well as the company’s supply and distribution chain.

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Fashionandyou.com Nabs VC Backing

Indian e-commerce brand Fashionandyou.com has raised about $40 million from investors Norwest Venture Partners (which led the round, along with Intel Capital), Sequoia Capital India and Nokia Growth Partners. Sequoia previously invested in the company.

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Nuance Communications Pays $102.5M for Swype

Nuance Communications Inc. is paying $102.5 million to buy venture-backed Swype, Reuters reported Friday. Swype’s technology allows users to drag their finger across smart phone keyboards in one continuous motion to type words. Nuance has already paid $77.5 million toward the deal and will pay a remaining $25 million eighteen months after closing. Swype was backed by Samsung Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Benaroya Capital, DoCoMo Capital and Ignition Partners.

Swype Raises $2.5M, Bringing Series C to $6M

The Seattle-based startup Swype today announced that it raised an additional $2.5 million in Series C financing led by existing investors Samsung Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Benaroya Capital, DOCOMO Capital and Ignition Partners. This new financing adds to the existing $3.5 million raised in March with Ignition Partners and brings Swype’s total series C to […]

ViVOtech Closes on $24M Series C

ViVOtech has raised $24 million in an extension to its Series C financing. New investors EDBI, SingTel Innov8 and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital participated in the round. Current backers Alloy Ventures, Citi Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurveston, DFJ Gotham, First Data Corporation, Miven Ventures, Motorola Mobility, Nokia Growth Partners and NCR also participated. ViVOtech, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of wireless payment software and chips, will use the money to expand its international reach.

India’s Quikr Inks $8M from Nokia, Norwest, eBay

Indian online and mobile classifieds platform Quikr has closed on $8 million in equity financing. New investor Nokia Growth Partners led the round, which included participation from Norwest Venture Partners and eBay Inc. The company’s classified ad platform operates in 40 cities across India, and sees more than 10 million visitors per month, the company said in a statement. Quikr has also raised money from Matrix Partners India and Omidyar Network.

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