French dating app Happn reels in $14 mln

French dating app Happn has raised $14 million in Series B funding. Idinvest led the round with participation from other investors that included Alven Capital, DN Capital and Raine Ventures.

VC-backed Performance Horizon appoints board chairman

Performance Horizon, a digital partner marketing provider, has named Steve Walske as chairman of its board of directors. Walske is the former CEO of Parametric Technology Corporation. Performance Horizon’s backers include Mithril, Greycroft Partners and DN Capital.


Oxford Capital hires Bradley as MD

Tom Bradley has joined Oxford Capital as managing director of its growth capital investment business. Previously, Bradley worked at DN Capital where he served as a partner focusing on the software and internet industries.


Remitly nets $12.5 mln Series B

Seattle-based Remitly Inc, an online remittance service, has secured $12.5 million in Series B funding. DFJ led the round with participation from DN Capital, QED Investors and Trilogy Equity Partners. In conjunction with the funding, William Bryant, a partner at DFJ, has been named to Remitly’s board of directors. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for personnel hiring, scaling marketing efforts, and service expansion.


Shark Punch scores $1.2 mln seed

San Francisco and Helsinki-based game developer Shark Punch has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. London Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included DN Capital and Reaktor Polte. In addition to the funding, Paul Heydon, a partner at LVP, has been added to Shark Punch’s board of directors.


Music app Shazam picks up $30 mln

Shazam, an app that helps people identify songs, has raised $30 million in funding, putting the valuation of the company at over $1 billion. The investors in this round were not named. Shazam is a portfolio company of DN Capital.


Goldman Sachs leads $40 mln funding in online optician Mister Spex

Goldman Sachs has led a $40 million funding round in Mister Spex, a European online optician. Existing investors Scottish Equity Partners, XAnge and DN Capital participated in the funding. David Reis, executive director and head of technology investments at Goldman Sachs MBD in Europe, will join Mister Spex’s advisory board.


Avegant nabs $9.37 mln Series A

Avegant has raised $9.37 million in Series A funding. Intel Capital and NHN Investment led the round with participation from other investors that included Kaiwu Capital, Crunch Fund, 500 Startups, DN Capital, Calvin Broadus Jr. and the Michigan Angel Fund. Avegant is a developer of wearable near eye displays.


Performance Horizon Group raises $10 mln Series B

Performance Horizon Group, a provider of partner marketing solutions for enterprises, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by new investor Mithril Capital Management. Existing investors DN Capital and Greycroft Partners also participated.


Book a Tiger completes seed round

Book a Tiger, a German online portal for the instant booking of professional cleaners, has completed a seed funding round led by DN Capital. Nenad Marovac, managing partner DN Capital, will join founders Claude Ritter and Nikita Fahrenholz on the board.


Frank Kelcz joins DN Capital as venture partner

DN Capital has appointed Frank Kelcz as venture partner. He will be working with DN Capital’s international portfolio of companies to expand into the US markets as well as finding companies with the ability to expand into Europe.

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