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International Funding Roundup: World Remit, Secret and more

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World Remit provides 24/7, 365 days a year online money transfer services in 35 countries. It allows us to send payment by Credit Cards, Debit Cards or via Bank transfer, send payment through Computer, Smartphones or Tablets; on the other hand allows to receive payments through bank deposits, direct transfer to Mobile wallet. The company recently raised a USD 40 million investment from Accel Partners.




 Secret provides a new way to share secretly what people are thinking/feeling with their friends, with a feature that  their posts can’t be traced back to them by another user. It has raised USD10 million taking their post money valuation to USD 50 million, funding was led by Google Ventures, with participation from Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers(KPCB).




It is an mobile app that allows last minute hotel room booking at attractive prices. By directly negotiating with the hotels for the discount on their unsold room, it provide users with the best deals that are available, with prices of the rooms falling in real time. It has raised USD 2.1 million from APlusFinance, Extend and Sigma Gestion investing in this round.


It provides a fast, reliable and cost effective service for online transfer of money to various european countries, allowing them to send money to 192 countries. It raised USD 10 million in series A round, funding is led by Greycroft Partners, with participation coming from Accion’s Frontier Investments Group, eVentures, TA Ventures, RI Digital Ventures, and KRW Schindler Investments. The company is planning to use the raised funding in expanding its services in europe, north america and asia.




Trulioo provides global Internet identity information and uses knowledge based authentication to ensure that all accounts connected through the social networking sites belong to the real people, It has raised USD 6 million in Series A funding, led by Tenfore Holdings, with participation coming from BDC Venture Capital and Blumberg Capital.



 Flypay app allows us to pay our restaurant bill in less than 60 seconds, where user can check, split and pay their bill from their smartphones. It has raised  GBP 1 million in new funding from Entreé Capital. The company is planning to use the raised capital improving its technology, developing its product line and bringing new business partner.




Whisper is a paid online service, that allows the user to send and receive messages, an anonymous social network. It recently raised USD 30 million funding led by Shasta Ventures, other investors who participated in the round include Thrive Capital and Tencent.


OwnCloud provides cloud storage services, wherein the companies can sync, share and utilize its cloud storage services within their existing security, reporting tools environment. It has raised  USD 6.3 million funding, led by New Backer Devonshire Investors, Other investors who participated include General Catalyst Partners, and current Angel investors.




 It provides Cyber security solution to the enterprises, wherein its detects the breaches in the company, analyze how, when and where did the company has compromised. It has raised USD 9 million funding from Index and NEA.



Drifty is a creator Web Technologies- Ionic, Jetstrap and Codiqa. Ionic provides web technologies which helps in developing cross platform mobile apps with html5. Codiqa is an cloud based visual drag drop tool that helps in designing and editing HTML 5 mobile apps. Jetstrap provides interface-building tool for Bootstrap 3. the company raised USD 1 million in seed funding, from Arthur Ventures and is planning to use the raised funding in growing its team and scaling its ionic framework.

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Metamorphic ventures is a new york based venture capital firm investing in the startup and early stage in technology business.  Within the technology sector the company invests in commerce companies, media companies, platforms, and payment companies. It recently raised USD 70 million and now is planning to invest in companies beyond seed stage.



Webflow allow us to create visually responsive websites without writing a code, providing user with the features like drag and drop web builder components, common web elements like maps buttons, social widgets and many more. It has raised USD 1.5 million in seed funding, with participation coming from Khosla ventures, Draper associates, various Angels and Y combinator.



 It is an online community that connects dog owner with the trusted dog sitters, so that dogs gets a safe home even when their owners are away. It has raised USD 12 million in series C round, led by new investor and menlo ventures. Other investors who participated in the funding include Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group and Petco.



 Spritz is a boston based startup that develops technology which makes reading and communication faster and easier. With spritz users do not have to move their eyes from word to word or sentence to sentence, you only need 13 total character to show all your content and also it streams text fast making it easier for the user to to read. It has raised USD 3.54 million in seed funding round, from Digicel.

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