Startups and ideas that raised funding in the passing week

We are back again with the list of this week’s international funding roundup. The startups which attracted investments in the range of USD 30 Mn to 60 Mn (Highest for this week) includes 6Wunderkinder, Nextdoor, Nomorerack and Primary data.

Here is a brief overview of all along with some other startups which attracted a  significant sum from the investors.

6Wunderkinder

It’s a Berlin based startup, known for its task management app Wunderlist. Recently, 6Wunderkinder has raised USD 30 Mn in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital, Earlybird and Atomico. Its app helps users to manage and share their to-do lists. It has more than 5.3 Mn users and nearly 241 Mn to-dos.

Berg

A company behind Little Printer, this startup has raised USD 1.3 Mn in funding from Connect Ventures, Initial Capital, and Index Ventures.

Circle Internet Financial

Circle is a payment platform for managing Bitcoin and other digital currencies. It is based out in Boston and was founded in 2012. Recently it has raised USD 9 Mn in Series A from Jim Breyer, Accel Partners & General Catalyst Partners.

FightMe

Founded in 2011, FightMe is a competitive social video network, allowing users to showcase any talent, voice opinions & get recognition. It has landed USD 500K in a seed round.

Lawdingo

Lawdingo connects people with attorneys online. It identifies the right set of lawyers for a user, facilitates the initial conversation with them by phone, email or video chat, and handles all of the delivery of and payments for legal services and other virtual attorney-client engagements. Recently a group of angel investors has put in USD 690K in the startup.

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Layer

San Francisco based Layer is the open communications layer for the Internet, enabling the power of messaging, voice and video calling in any mobile or web product. The startup has raised USD 6 Mn in seed funding led by Data Collective, and SV Angel, AME Cloud Ventures (Jerry Yang’s investment vehicle) e.Ventures, Ash Patel, Fuel Capital, and Greycroft.

Magisto

It transforms the video and photos one shoot into polished short movies with emotion and excitement at the core of every story. It has raised USD 13 Mn Series C round of funding led by Qualcomm Ventures, SanDisk Ventures, Magma Venture Partner and Li Ka Shing’s Horizons Ventures.It was lanched in 2011 and has around 13 Mn users.

Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the private social network connecting neighbors to talk online. Based in San Francisco, California, Nextdoor was founded in 2010. Recently it has raised USD 60 Mn from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Tiger Global Management, Comcast Ventures, Benchmark, Greylock Partners and Shasta Ventures.

Nomorerack

It’s an eCommerce webstore and was launched in 2010 as a flash sales site and later turned into a online store. The company has landed USD 40 Mn in Series B financing led by Oak Investment Partners and HTV Industries.

Primary Data

It has recently raised USD 50 Mn Series B financing. US Based, Primary Data’s product technology are sparse but would appear to involve server flash levels of performance, managing data rather than storage, and the cloud.

Pyreos

It has build infrared sensor technology powering innovation in industrial analysis, medical diagnostics and consumer mobile applications. This UK based startup has landed USD 4Mn in funding from Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Seraphim Capital, Siemens Technology Accelerator, and the Scottish Investment Bank.

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Q Factor

US based QFactor’s unique technology can recreate packets that have been lost in transmission i.e. improves wireless transmission. It has raised USD 6.5 Mn funding from Sigma Prime Ventures and Venrock. Q Factor’s proprietary dynamic packet recovery technology – DPR™ – allows any company delivering content over wireless to eliminate data packet loss and give users a higher quality experience.

Rumble Entertainment

Rumble Entertainment was founded in 2011 with a mission to create the most engaging and fulfilling online game experiences. All its games are free-to-play and available across a variety of browsers, mobile devices and social networks. The California based startup has announced that it has raised USD 15 Mn in a funding round led by Nexon, Triplepoint Capital, Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

Tabtale

Tel Aviv-based Tabtale, launched three years ago, is a creator of pioneering virtual adventures for kids. It produces interactive e-books, games, and educational experiences for children – a commitment that began when we saw an immense need for our own kids. It has raised USD 12 Mn in around led by Qualcomm Ventures, and Magma Venture.

Thin Film Electronics

Norway based Thin Film was launched in 1990’s with a vision is to bring electronics to even the most cost-sensitive applications. It makes electronics through a fundamentally new process, printing rather than semiconductor fabrication. This novel process gives a cost-per-function advantage unmatched by any other electronic technology. It has landed USD 24 Mn from Invesco Asset Management.

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