UK startup Lystable fetches $1.5 mln

UK-based startup Lystable, which helps companies connect with freelancers, businesses and services, has raised $1.5 million in funding. Valar Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Backed and Playfair Capital.

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Granify scores $7 mln Series A

Canada-based Granify, an automatic ecommerce revenue optimization platform, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Valar Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included iNovia Capital and Social Starts.

EyeEm grabs $18 mln

Berlin-based mobile photography marketplace EyeEm has secured $18 million in funding, according to a blog post on its site. Valar Ventures led the round with participation from previous backers Earlybird Ventures, Passion Capital, Wellington Partners, Atlantic Labs and Open Ocean Capital. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Ribbit Capital leads Series C round for ContaAzul

ContaAzul, a provider of accounting and invoicing solutions for small businesses in Brazil, has secured Series C funding. No financial terms were disclosed. Ribbit Capital led the round with participation from Tiger Global Management, 500 Startups, Monashees Capital and Valar Ventures.

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ScriptRock picks up $8.7 mln Series A

ScriptRock has received $8.7 million in Series A funding. August Capital led the round with participation from return backers Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital. Also, August Capital’s Vivek Mehra has been appointed to ScriptRock’s board. Based in Mountain View, Calif., ScriptRock is a provider of configuration monitoring.

Peter Thiel Backs New Zealand-based Xero

Venture investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has invested NZ$4 million ($2.98 million) in New Zealand-based Xero Limited. Xero, which provides online accounting software, will use the financing to expand into the U.S. market. The investment will be the first made through Valar Ventures, Thiel’s New Zealand investment firm.

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