Social + Capital backs India mobile payments company Ezetap

India-based Ezetap, a mobile payments solutions provider for emerging markets, has secured Rs. 150 crores in fresh funding. The investors included Social+Capital, Helion Advisors, Berggruen Holdings, Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm for Li Ka-Shing, and the Capricorn Investment Group. In conjunction with the funding, Social+Capital founder Chamath Palihapitiya has been appointed the chairman of Ezetap’s board.


Zoom grabs $30 mln Series C

Cloud video conferencing company Zoom has closed $30 million in Series C funding. Emergence Capital led the round with participation from return backers that included Horizons Ventures, Jerry Yang and Qualcomm Ventures.

Israeli scheduling startup Meekan collects $870K

Tel Aviv-based scheduling app Meekan has secured $870,000 in seed funding. Horizons Ventures was the lead investor. According to the firm, the capital will be used for product development as well as to add more personnel to its R & D and sales staff.

Comic strip app Bitstrips scores $8 mln Series B

Toronto-based comic strip app Bitstrips has received $8 million in Series B funding, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed. The investors in this round were Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and return backer Hong Kong-based Horizons Ventures. The capital infusion will be used for personnel hiring and product development.

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Smart cup maker raises $3 mln from Felicis, Horizons

Felicis Ventures and Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures co-led a $3 million seed-stage funding in Mark One, a San Francisco-based maker of the smart cup Vessyl. The connected device keeps track of nutrients and other qualities of what a consumer drinks out of the cup.


Horizons Ventures leads $6.5 mln Series B funding in FeeX

Horizons Ventures has led a $6.5 million Series B funding round in FeeX, which finds and reduces hidden fees in investment accounts. Existing investor Blumberg Capital participated in the funding round. Horizons has raised a total of $9.6 million to date.


Reputation startup Traity grabs $4.7 mln Series A

Reputation standard startup Traity said Thursday that it has raised $4.7 million in Series A funding. ACTIVE Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included Horizons Ventures, KRW Schindler Private Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Lanta Digital Ventures and 500 Startups.


Horizon Ventures backs Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Horizons Ventures led the round. Based in New York City, Modern Meadow is a developer of novel biomaterials.


Index Ventures leads $30 mln Series A for BitPay

BitPay said Tuesday it has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures. Horizons Ventures, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, RRE Ventures, TTV Capital, Sir Richard Branson and AME Cloud Ventures also participated. Atlanta-based BitPay said it processes $1 million per day in bitcoin payments for over 30,000 merchants. Bit Pay, payment service provider, said total accumulated investment has reached $32.7 million.


Just Do It, Says Yahoo’s Teen App Millionaire

(Reuters) – Got a tech idea and want to make a fortune before you’re out of your teens? Just do it, is the advice of the London schoolboy who’s just sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo for a reported $30 million. The money is there, just waiting for clever new moves, said 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio, who can point to a roster of early backers for his Summly app that includes Horizons Ventures, a venture capital firm owned by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, Yoko Ono and Rupert Murdoch.

Frank Meehan from Asian VC Firm Horizons Joins Bitcasa

Frank Meehan, who’s listed as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Horizons Ventures, has joined the board of the firm’s portfolio company Bitcasa. The company, a provider of storage across devices, has raised $8.5 million in total funding from Horizons, First Round Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, among others. Horizons is the private investment arm of Li Ka-Shing. Meehan […]

Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures Backs Mobile Seacrh Provider Everything.me

Everything.me, a provider of mobile search technology using HTML5, has raised a $3.5 million strategic round of funding from Hong Kong investment firm Horizons Ventures and return investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and BRM Group. The San Francisco-based company, formerly known as DoAT, has now raised $12.5 million in funding since it […]


Fixmo Inks $23M Series C

Paladin Capital Group led a $23 million Series C round for mobile risk management company Fixmo Inc. Horizons Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also joined in the round as new investors; existing investors and management all participated in the round, the company announced Monday. Fixmo is based in Sterling, Va.

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