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Index Ventures leads $26 mln round for Super Evil Megacorp

Super Evil Megacorp has raised $26 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Index Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Yuri Milner, Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital and Korea Investment Partners. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Super Evil Megacorp is a games developer.

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Ribbit Capital and Index Ventures back SavingGlobal

Berlin-based SavingGlobal, an online marketplace for savings accounts in Europe, has raised 20 million euros in Series B funding. Ribbit Capital and Index Ventures led the round with participation from Yuri Milner and Tom Stafford.

The Neiman Marcus sign outside a store in Golden, Colorado in this December 9, 2009, file photo.  A consortium of Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said on September 9, 2013, that they had reached a deal to buy luxury U.S. retailer Neiman Marcus Inc for $6 billion from a group of investors led by private equity firms TPG Capital LP and Warburg Pincus LLC.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
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PE HUB First Read

First Read ushers in the mid-week with news that Netflix is offering parents unlimited paid leave for a year, the FBI is reportedly investigating the security of Hillary Clinton’s email server and luxury department store Neiman Marcus files for an IPO.

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Fed is giving GE Capital more time to complete divestitures, the U.S. embassy in Cuba reopens after more than 50 years and Russian entrepreneur/VC Yuri Milner is investing $100 million for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

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Path sells to Daum Kakao

San Francisco-based Path Inc, which was rumored to be an acquisition target of Apple last fall, has been scooped up by the South Korean Internet corporation Daum Kakao. Path founder CEO Dave Morin, a former Apple employee, blogged about the sale late Thursday.

23andMe Raises More Than $50M From Milner, NEA, Brin, Google, Others

23andMe, Inc. said it raised more than $50 million in a Series D financing with new investor Yuri Milner joined by existing investors Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, New Enterprise Associates, Google Ventures and MPM Capital. The company said the Series D investment, along with rapidly decreasing costs, allowed it to lower the price of its Personal Genome Service to $99,

YourMechanic Raises $1.8M From Y Combinator, Milner, Kutcher, SV Angel, Others

YourMechanic said it raised $1.8 million in seed funding from investors including Y Combinator, Yuri Milner, Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel, CrunchFund and SoftTechVC. The Mountain View, Calif., company is developing a mobile car repair service. PRESS RELEASE YourMechanic Launches to Bring the Mechanic To You Company Announces $1.8 Million in Seed Funding (San Francisco, CA) […]

Flotype Raises $1.4M From Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition, Others

Flotype has raised $1.4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, Yuri Milner, Salesforce.com and Y Combinator, according to news reports posted on the company’s Web site. Below is a story from GeekWire. NEWS STORY Flotype raises cash from Ignition, Salesforce and others to help coders build applications faster Flotype, a cloud startup led […]

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Jawbone Raised $160M Last Year: Now What?

In the last twelve months, Jawbone, a 12-year-old, San Francisco-based company best known for its elegant Bluetooth headsets, has raised an astonishing $159 million, including $40 million just weeks ago from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Deutsche Telekom, and Russian investor Yuri Milner. While the company didn’t disclose the valuation of its latest round, the Wall […]

Jawbone Raises $40M From Kleiner, Deutsche Telekom, Yuri Milner, Others

Jawbone said it raised $40 million in funding from Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Yuri Milner and investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The new capital brings Jawbone’s funding to $210 million. Jawbone’s previous investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. PRESS RELEASE Jawbone Secures $40M in Growth Funding From […]

Comprehend Systems Seals $1.2M

Comprehend System Inc. has raised $1.2 million in seed financing from a slew of investors including Y Combinator, Start Fund, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Menlo Ventures Talent Fund, Paul Buchheit, Garry Tan, Quotidian Ventures and Crosslink Capital. The company is developing clinical data visualization and analytics software.

Index and Khosla Lead $11M Round for Kaggle, the ‘eBay for Data Science’

Talking to a couple of Australian guys on a cell phone with a weak signal and a clacking keyboard in the background doesn’t make for the most audible conversation. But, based on what I’m pretty sure I heard correctly, their just-funded data modeling company, Kaggle, is doing some pretty interesting stuff. At least that’s what […]

Codecademy Closes Series A

Codecademy, a site that teaches people how to become computer programmers, has sealed a Series A round from investors including Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Social+Capital Partnership, Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, and individual investors including Joshua Schacter, Vivi Nevo, Naval Ravikant and Sam Altman. The company reportedly sealed $2.5 million in the round, which will be used to bolster the development and design team.

TechStars Raises the Ante In The Startup Accelerator Race, And Another $24M In Funding

Interest in seed stage incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurial funds continues at full bore, with companies, firms and universities all getting into the act. Vodafone early this month opened the doors of its Silicon Valley research center to startups with the hope of encouraging faster innovation on its network. Carnegie Mellon University, not to be left […]

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