Location reference platform What3words nets $3.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

London-based location reference platform What3words has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Intel Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Horizons Ventures. PRESS RELEASE what3words, the multi-award winning addressing platform, has closed a $3.5m Series A funding round led by Intel Capital, with Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures and several of […]

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VR startup 8i pulls in $13.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Virtual reality startup 8i has secured $13.5 million in funding. The investors included RRE Ventures, Founders Fund Science, Horizons Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Sound Ventures, Inevitable Ventures, Freelands and Advancit Capital.

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Impossible Foods racks up $108 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Redwood City, California-based Impossible Foods Inc, which creates meat and dairy foods from simple plant ingredients, has secured $108 million in Series D funding. UBS led the round with participation from other investors that included Viking Global Investors, Horizons Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Bill Gates.

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Social + Capital backs India mobile payments company Ezetap

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

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.

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Zoom grabs $30 mln Series C

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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.

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Israeli scheduling startup Meekan collects $870K

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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.

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Comic strip app Bitstrips scores $8 mln Series B

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

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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Reputation startup Traity grabs $4.7 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

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.

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Index Ventures leads $30 mln Series A for BitPay

By Luisa Beltran — 2 years ago

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.

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