Category: Fundings and Exits

iPrice Raises $1.2M More For Its E-Commerce Service In Southeast Asia

iPrice, the e-commerce startup that wants to be the gateway to online retail in Southeast Asia, is back in the money after raising $1.2 million. Asia Venture Group (AVG) — which financed the company’s previous $550,000 raise — led the round, which also saw participation from 500 Startups’ ‘500 Durians’ fund for Southeast Asia, IMJ, Venturra, F2 Capital…

Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels Since Late 2014

After a mostly boring 2015, bitcoin is making waves as the year ends by reaching new price heights. Bitcoin is north of the $400 mark, once again, for the second time since 2014. This time, it has surpassed a prior boomlet, reaching price points not seen since late summer last year. You can mock the doldrums, but the…

Salesforce Has Acquired MinHash, Creators Of The AILA Virtual Marketing Assistant

Salesforce has made another acquisition to build out its big-data analytics for marketers. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with Salesforce that it has acquired MinHash, a young startup based in Palo Alto co-founded by two data science engineers formerly with eBay and Avaya. MinHash had developed an AI platform as well as a “personal assistant” called AILA to crawl to and…

Experian Sells Hitwise To Connexity, Simmons To Connexity Owner Symphony For Up To $52M

Some more chopping, changing and consolidation in the worlds of traffic analysis and fraud protection. Today it was announced that Experian, one of the world’s biggest credit ratings agencies, is selling off its two well-known analytics divisions in a $51.5 million deal. Hitwise, the traffic measurement company, is being sold to Connexity; and Simmons, which publishes the…

Infosys Invests $3 Million In Pro Sports Performance Data Startup Whoop

Infosys, the India-headquartered consulting and IT firm, is getting into sports and wearables after it announced a $3 million strategic investment in Whoop, a Boston-based company that provides performance data to professional athletes and sports teams. Whoop was spun out of the Harvard Innovation Lab and raised $12 million back in September, when it also announced the…

Cloudyn Cloud Monitoring Service Catches $11 Million Investment

Cloudyn, a service for monitoring and optimizing cloud usage across multiple vendors, announced an $11 million Series B investment today. The round was led by by Carmel Ventures with participation of previous investors Titanium Investments and RDSeed. Today’s investment brings the total to $16.5 million. Cloudyn provides an interesting tangential service for enterprise cloud consumers. It enables them…

Doctena, The European Medical Booking Platform, Scores €4.5M Funding

Brussels-based Doctena, founded in 2013, represents a familiar European startup story. It sells a medical booking platform that lets doctors offer online booking to their patients and has successfully launched in three European countries — Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium — juggling regulatory differences in each country and doing it all with modest funding. The latter…

Love Home Swap Buys HomeForExchange In Home Sharing Consolidation Play

On the back of Airbnb raising yet more billions to fuel its private home accommodation business, Love Home Swap — a marketplace for people to exchange homes for short stays — is on a consolidation tear of its own. The UK-based company has acquired Holland’s HomeForExchange, which LHS founder and CEO Debbie Wosskow tells TechCrunch will help her company build…

Korea’s Yello Mobile Raises $47M More At A $4B Valuation Led By Formation 8

Korea’s Yello Mobile has made a name for itself raising $100 million and using it to hoover up more than 60 startups to build a mobile apps business, which now serves 18 million users. Now, the startup is raising again: Yello Mobile has racked up another $47.2 million in funding, led by existing investor Formation 8 — financing that is being done as convertible…