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Hutchison Whampoa acquires UK`s wireless operator O2 from Spain`s Telefonica for GBP 10.25 billion
25-March-2015 | Telecom services | M&A
Hong Kong based diversified telecom service Provider Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. has acquired 100% stake in the UK based wireless telecom operator O2 from Spanish integrated telecom operator Telefonica SA for a consideration of GBP 9.25 billion. Additionally, Hutchison Whampoa will pay GBP 1 billion to Telefonica subject to reaching pre-agreed cash flow levels of the combined entity. Post-acquisition O2 operations will be merged with Hutchison Whampoa`s UK subsidiary 3. The acquisition will position the merged entity with largest wireless subscription base with 33 million customers. The acquisition is in line with Hutchison Whampoa`s growth strategy to expand its telecom portfolio and further strengthen its position in the UK with the require scale and financial strength. Hutchison Whampoa is a Hong Kong based diversified business group with business interests in telecommunication sector. It operates under the brand 3 in 8 countries with combined subscription base of 25 million.
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US-based social advertising optimization services provider Nanigans raises USD 24 million from Cheetah Mobile led group of investors.
25-March-2015 | Enterprise Software & Services | Investments
US-based social advertising optimization services provider Nanigans Inc has raised USD 24 million in Series B funding from Cheetah Mobile led group of investors. Other participants in this round of funding include Avalon Ventures and Wellington Management Company LP. The company intends to utilize the funding to further expand its existing portfolio of mobile advertising solutions and expand its operations into newer verticals including retail advertising as well as strengthen its product, engineering and customer success teams across its US and London offices. The current investment takes total funds raised by the company to date to USD 32.7 million. Nanigans, founded in 2010 by Ric Calvillo and Claude Denton, operates an Ad Engine that allows advertisers to maximize effectiveness of their social and mobile advertising and manage their ad buying on real-time bidding platform of Facebook ad marketplace by integrating return on investment and predictive lifetime value based algorithms.
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US-based cloud storage solutions provider Hedvig Inc raises USD 12.5 million from True Ventures led group of investors.
25-March-2015 | Enterprise Software & Services | Investments
US-based cloud storage solutions provider Hedvig Inc raised USD 12.5 million in Series A funding from True Ventures led group of investors. The US based private equity Atlantic Bridge also participated in this round of funding. The company intends to utilize the funding in further developing its platform, enhancing the adoption of its platform and for exercising additional growth opportunities. Hedvig (formerly known as Quexascale Inc), founded in 2012 by Avinash Lakshman (CEO), is engaged in developing software-defined storage solutions including enterprise storage systems, primary storage, cloud storage, private storage and distributed storage solutions. Earlier in June 2013, it raised USD 10 million in investment from group of investors.
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Germany-based on-demand home cleaning services platform operator Helpling GmbH raises USD 47 million from group of investors.
25-March-2015 | Consumer Software & Services | Investments
Germany-based on-demand home cleaning services platform operator Helpling GmbH has raised USD 47 million in Series B funding round from group of investors. The investors participating in the current funding round includes Lakestar, Kite Ventures, Lukasz Gadowski, StudiVZ and Rocket Internet. The company intends to utilize the funds from the current funding round to expand its business in other countries and further enhance its online platform as well as accelerate its sales and marketing strategy. Helpling, founded in 2014 by Benedikt Franke and Philip Huffmann, operates an online on-demand home cleaning service portal that allows users to search and book professional home cleaner. The company operates in more than 200 cities in 8 countries across Europe and Latin America.With this funding, the company has raised USD 64 million in investment. Earlier in December 2014, received USD 17 million in series A funding round from group of investors
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US-based online learning content platform operator Socratic raises USD 6 million from Shasta Ventures led group of investors.
25-March-2015 | Online education | Investments
US-based online learning content platform operator Socratic raises USD 6 million in Series A funding round from Shasta Ventures led group of investors. Other investors including Spark Capital and Omidyar Network also took part in this funding round. The company intends to utilize the invested capital for the development of its platform as well as for marketing of its platform. Founded by Christopher Pedregal (CEO) and Shreyans Bhansali, Socratic.org is an online open source platform for learners to learn about any topic in any language via engaging video content. With this investment, the company has raised USD 7.5 million in investment. Earlier in October 2013, it raised USD 1.5 million in seed funding round from Spark Capital led group of investors.
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US-based WordPress managed hosting platform operator WP Engine raises USD 23 million in funding from North Bridge Growth Equity.
25-March-2015 | Online infrastructure and enabling services | Investments
US-based WordPress managed hosting platform operator WP Engine Inc. has raised USD 23 million in funding from North Bridge Growth Equity. The company intends to utilize the invested capital to expand and grow its business as well as to develop and launch new products across its platform. Founded in 2010 and led by Heather Brunner (CEO), WP Engine operates a managed hosting platform for enterprises, big media companies and bloggers for their WordPress deployments. The platform also enables support from WordPress professionals, backup, speed optimization and security. With this funding, the company has raised USD 41.2 million in investment. Earlier in January 2014, it raised USD 15 million in funding from North Bridge Growth Equity.
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US-based automated big data analysis solutions company Ayasdi Inc raises USD 55 million from KPCB led group of investors.
25-March-2015 | Enterprise Software & Services | Investments
US-based automated big data analysis solutions company Ayasdi Inc raised USD 55 million in series C funding round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led group of investors. Other investors including Institutional Venture Partners, Citi Ventures, Khosla ventures, Centerview Capital and Draper Nexus venture also participated in this round of funding. In conjunction with the investment, Kleiner Perkins Partner Ted Schlein will join Ayasdi`s board of directors. The company intends to utilize the invested capital for the development of its machine learning systems, scaling sales and marketing activities as well as business expansion efforts. Ayasdi, founded in 2008 by Gurjeet Singh (CEO), Harlan Sexton and Gunnar Carlsson, provides automated big data analysis software solution that automatically derives insights from the data. With this funding, the company has raised approximately USD 100 million in investment.
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