What you need to know - Tuesday 12/21/2010

6Wunderkinder raised $660,000; MeLLmo $10M; Major League Gaming $10M; Nasuni $15M

Technology trends and news by Katie Gatto
December 21, 2010
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Berlin Germany-based 6Wunderkinder raised $660,000 in the company's second round of funding. The round was funded by Gründerfonds, which focuses on high tech start ups.

The Dachis Group, a social business services company, has bought Powered, a social marketing agency.The terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is the third acquisition in the last two months for The Dachis Group.

Cloud Engines Inc., makers of the online data storage product, Pogoplug, have raised $15 million. Investors in the round includedSoftbank Capital and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners. Both of these companies are new investors.


Google, it seems, is still interested in group buying. They are looking to, buy an as yet unnamed Groupon rival.


The9 Limited, a Chinese online game developer, has announced that it has established an investment fund with a total size of $100 million with Chengwei Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management and China Renaissance K2 Ventures. The release did not include a URL for more information. 

MeLLmo, the developer of a data visualization platform Roambi, raised $10 million in new funding. The investors were not named.


Major League Gaming has closed of a $10 million round of financing that will be completed in Q1 2011. The round was led by Legion Enterprises. Other funds came from Oak Investment Partners.

The unofficial iPhone and iPad app for  WikiLeaks was removed from the app store, after being approved on December 17th.


Adobe has posted record revenue, with numbers passing the $1 billion milestone. The revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $1.008 billion. This represents a growth of 33% when compared to last year.

Nasuni, a cloud gateway company, closed a $15 million round of Series B funding. The round was led by Flybridge Capital Partners. Other investors in the round included North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners.

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