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Immunocore raised $320M; Zeta Interactive closed $125M; Flipagram landed $70M
- Private equity firm iTech Capital has invested $3 million in TradingView, a social fintech platform that unites traders and investors from around the world. iTech Capital, who will take a minority stake in TradingView, led the Series A round, which amounted to $3.6 million alongside other seed investors and angels.
- Tel Aviv based cybersecurity startup LogDog secured $3.5 million in Series A funding. Leading this round of funding was BRM Group, who along with FirsTime Ventures, Curious Minds Investments, and TheTime VC hope to kick LogDog into gear for further feature growth and expansion into iOS.
- The latest startup Freshly, landed $7 million in Series A funds for its twist on the business model. The startup, launched in Arizona, is now moving to the food-tech hub of New York. Highland Capital Partners led the deal for Freshly, with White Star Capital and Jason Finger, a co-founder of Seamless, participating.
- Common, a co-living startup secured $7.35 million in Series A funding for operating costs and business growth. Partnering directly with real estate investors and developers, Common selects a building on the market and makes a financial case.
- Flypay is a UK startup that is trying to make life easier for both restaurants and customers by handling both the process of both ordering and paying for food. Flypay has raised a large round of funding: $10.7 million (£6.8 million) in a Series A round led by Time Out, the publisher behind Time Out magazine.
- Cinarra Systems, a mobile advertising and analytics startup snagged $20 million to make consumer data from non-Verizon mobile carriers available for segmented targeting by advertisers. The new Series B round was led by the Japan-based telecom subsidiary of conglomerate SoftBank Group.
- Main Street Hub, an Austin-based marketing platform for small business, announced a $25 million Series C equity round. The funding, led by Vista Equity Partners, follows a $20 million debt round last February and brings the total raised to $65 million.
- Flipagram, a mobile app that allows users to create short photo-video stories set to music, raised $70 million in a B round of funding. The funding was led by Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures. Following the deal, Sequoia's Michael Moritz and KPCB's John Doerr will join the company's board.
- Plated, a NY-based company that delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes at your door each week, closed a $35 million Series B round. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Formation 8 participated in the financing.
- Entrepreneur First (EF) raised an $13.3 million fund to help scale its “pre-team, pre-idea” accelerator programme for technical individuals. The £8.5m fund is backed by a host of investors, including Index Ventures’ Robin Klein and Zoopla’s Alex Chesterman, many of whom act as mentors.
- StellaService Inc., a provider of customer service ratings for online retailers, scored $15 million in Series B financing. Comcast Ventures led the round, which included existing StellaService investors including Battery Ventures, DFJ Gotham Ventures, RRE Ventures and Forerunner Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners. As a result of the round, Josh Goldman, General Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, has joined the company’s board.
- Chinese mobile health app, Xingren Doctor, raised 200 million RMB (roughly $32 million USD) in series B financing led by FountainVest Partners, followed by current investors Sequoia Capital China and LightSpeed China Partners. The investment will go primarily into product development and improving their overall business model, said Martin Shen, founder and CEO of the company.
- Zeta Interactive closed a $125 million round of debt and equity funding on Wednesday from GSO Capital Partners, the credit division of Blackstone. Zeta Interactive, which changed its name from XL Marketing in 2014, is a marketing technology company
- Immunocore Limited, an Oxon, UK-based biotechnology company developing novel T cell receptor (TCR) based biological drugs to treat cancer, viral infections and autoimmune disease, completed a $320 million private financing round. Backers included new investors Woodford Investment Management, Malin Corporation plc, Eli Lilly and Company and RTW Investments among others. The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate its pipeline of ImmTACs (Immune mobilising mTCR Against Cancer).
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