Startups and ideas across the globe that went VC hot this week

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This week witnessed a large number startups and apps on rise across the globe in various categories, including big data, cloud, data analytics, e-commerce etc. which were high on VC attention. Their innovative structures and sustainability models made them raise capital to expand their offerings.

We at Iamwire have made an attempt to sort these innovative startups and companies in one place, to present you with an idea of what is actually gaining traction in the markets around the world.

Here is a quick view of this week’s fundings that happened across the globe:

1) Company: Snaps
Launch: 2011
Location: New York
About the Company: Digital
A content driven platform connecting brands and consumers, it helps users to add virtual content to photos.
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2) Company: VictorOps
Launch: 2012
Location: Colombia
About the company: Technology
It offers a real-time stream from a company’s enterprise monitoring system through iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as over the web.
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3) Company: MyHero
Launch: 2012
Location: Singapore
About the company: Mobile App developer
Developer of the popular app TradeHero, a free stock market simulation app which provides a platform for traders to monetize their investment expertise.
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4) Company: Unsilo
Launch: 2012
Location: Denmark
About the company: Search Engine
An online service which makes it easy and fast to find relevant knowledge and see patterns across scientific documents and patent filings.
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5) Company: JustFab
Launch: 2010
Location: California
About the company: eCommerce
A monthly VIP membership program that grants fashion lovers access to celebrity stylists and the hottest shoes and handbags.
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6) Company: LeadPages
Launch: N/A
Location: Minneapolis, USA
About the company: Technology
Provides HTML5 templates for contact pages, webinar pages, sales lead and other types of landing pages that the customers use to improve leads and get better conversions.
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7) Company: Academia.edu
Launch: 2008
Location: San Francisco
About the company: eLearning
A platform for academics to share research papers.
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8) Company: MakeSpace
Launch: N/A
Location: New York
About the company: Technology
It acts as a dropbox for real life storage. A user can make reservations online, pack stuff and deliver it to a MakeSpace professional. When required,  in few easy clicks it can be returned to the consumer.
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9) Company: Shopular
Launch: 2012
Location:
About the company: Mobile application
A mobile-deal finding app which alerts the users about the best coupons around them.
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10) Company: Edjing
Launch: 2009
Location: France
About the company: Mobile application
A first of its kind DJ app, providing a multi-platform track-mixing application.
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11) Company: Tapastreet
Launch: 2012
Location: Ireland
About the company: Internet
Provides real-time location-based photo and video discovery and connects people through places and pictures.
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12) Company: Visualead
Launch: 2012
Location: Tel Aviv
About the company: Technology
It incorporates QR codes into existing images and makes the code look like a piece of promotional art.
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13) Company: Mobincube
Launch: 2008
Location: Spain
About the company: Mobile app developer
A mobile app development platform which helps non-developers to build mobile apps using a series of templates.
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14) Company: DoubleDutch
Launch: 2011
Location: San Francisco
About the company: Mobile app developer
The creator of world’s first social event app, it works with data driven mobile technology, It processes mobile app engagement data into unique insights to serve its customers better.
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15) Company: FormaFina
Launch: 2012
Location: Brazil
About the company: eCommerce
Also called the Fab of South America, it sells curated, limited-run collections of decor products.
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16) Company: Urban Compass  
Launch: 2013
Location: New York
About the company: Real estate
An apartment renting startup which helps New Yorkers find the right apartment with the help of listings in its website, mobile app and through its representatives.
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17) Company: W-Locate
Launch: 2010
Location: Singapore
About the company: Location Map service
Its a location technology startup that provides both indoor and outdoor positioning products and services.
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18) Company: Gyft  
Launch:
Location: San Francisco
About the company: eCommerce
A mobile gift card platform that lets people buy, save and redeem gift cards from their phones.
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19) Company: HowAboutWe  
Launch: 2009
Location: New York
About the company: Online dating
An online dating site which connects people offline over shared interests and experiences.
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20) Company: Prosper
Launch: 2006
Location: San Francisco
About the company: Funding platform
A peer to peer lending platform which allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding.
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21) Company: NGDATA  
Launch: N/A
Location: Belgium
About the company: Big data
A consumer intelligence company that empowers enterprises with deep customer insights, personalized product offers and intimate customer experience with a unique combination of interactive Big Data management and machine learning technologies in one integrated solution. Click here to read the initial coverage

22) Company: Total Eclipse
Launch: 2004
Location: Greece
About the company:  Game developer
A mobile and desktop casual-game development studio
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23) Company: Practice Fusion
Launch: 2005
Location: San Francisco
About the company: Online healthcare
It provides web based electronic medical record system to physicians including medical charting, scheduling, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification etc.
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24) Company: Zoom   
Launch: 2011
Location: Santa Clara
About the company: Cloud
A cloud video conferencing startup that unifies HD video conferencing, mobility and web meetings together as a free cloud service.
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25) Company: HotelQuickly
Launch: 2012
Location: Hong Kong
About the company: Travel
A same-day hotel booking app focused on markets in Asia-Pacific.
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26) Company: LoveLive
Launch: 2008
Location: London
About the company: Technology
It helps musicians to record and distribute their live performances
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27) Company: Databricks
Launch: N/A
Location: San Francisco
About the company: Big data
A big data startup providing cutting-edge technology based on research to build next-generation software for analyzing and extracting value from data.
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28) Company: Shyp
Launch: 2013
Location: San Francisco
About the company: Logistics
An app that allows the users to ship their items, currently operational only in San Francisco.
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29) Company: Good Eggs
Launch: 2011
Location: San Francisco
About the company: Logistics
An organic food delivery service, helping farmers to deliver their products
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30) Company: Palantir
Launch: 2004
Location: California
About the company: Big data
The startup mines highly sensitive data for pharmaceutical companies and government agencies.
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31) Company: Swiftype
Launch: 2012
Location: San Francisco
About the company: Search engine
A “search-as-a-service” startup which helps companies to integrate search engines into their websites without any coding required.
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