Olapic pulls in $15 mln

New York City-based Olapic, a visual marketing content engine that collects and curates consumer-generated photos and videos, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. Felix Capital led the round with participation from Unilever Ventures, Fung Capital, Longworth Venture Partners, Michael Lazerow, Fabrice Grinda and Jose Marin Investments.

Brandtone closes third funding round

Brandtone has closed its third round of funding from Syngenta Ventures and further investment from Unilever Ventures and Verlinvest. Brandtone is a micro-multinational company headquartered in Dublin that delivers mobile marketing campaigns for global brands in the developing and emerging markets.

Unilever backs Brandtone in international expansion

Unilever has signed a new deal with mobile marketing company, Brandtone. Unilever will support Brandtone’s expansion into four new markets: India, China, Indonesia, and the US. Unilever will also build on the existing relationship with Brandtone in South Africa, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia and Turkey. Founding investor in Brandtone in 2010, Unilever Ventures has played an active role in its development and global expansion.

Unilever Ventures and FF&P Private Equity Sell BAC

Unilever Ventures and FF&P Private Equity, the private equity arm of Fleming Family & Partners, have realised their investment in BAC. The business has been sold to Life Technologies Corporation. BAC is a developer of affinity ligands and affinity purification products.

OM Group Buys Rahu Catalytics

Publicly traded OM Group has acquired Rahu Catalytics from Unilever Ventures, the European venture capital arm of Unilever. Terms of the deal were not released. Rahu is a developer of iron-ligand based chemistry for use in environmentally friendly coatings, composites and inks.

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