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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

VC-backed SHIFT hires MD for UK and Europe

SHIFT has named Kate Burns as managing director of its UK and European operations. Burns is the former CEO of AOL Europe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SHIFT is a provider of marketing solutions for social advertisers. It is backed by Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital, Founder Collective, Rincon Venture Partners, Baroda Ventures, Crosscut Venture Partners and DN Capital.

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VC-backed music app Shazam scores $20 mln

According to a company spokesperson, music app developer Shazam has raised $20 million from a consortium of private investors. As a result of this new investment, Shazam’s valuation has increased to approximately $500 million. Shazam’s backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, DN Capital and Acacia Capital Partners.

Vint raises $1.8m seed round

Vint has secured a $1.8 million seed investment led by Creandum, together with DN Capital and prominent angel investors. Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, Vint is a peer-to-peer market place and community for personal training and small group private training.

DCM Leads Series B in Mobile Analytics Provider Apsalar

San Francisco-based Apsalar announced today it has raised a $9 million Series B round led by DCM, with participation from Correlation Ventures and existing investors Thomvest Ventures and DN Capital. The company, which provides mobile analytics, previously raised a $5 million Series A round in September 2011.

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