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India-based mobile-based news application developer NewsHunt raises INR 1,000 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital
22-September-2014 | Mobile Media & Applications | Investments
India-based mobile-based news application developer Ver Se Innovation Pvt. Ltd. (NewsHunt) raised INR 1,000 million in series B funding round from Sequoia Capital led group of investors. The current funding round also includes participation from Matrix Partners India and Omidyar Network. The company plans to utilize the proceeds from the current funding round to further expand its mobile offerings, scale up its research and development activities as well as to enhance sales and marketing initiatives. Founded in 2009 and led Virendra Gupta (CEO), NewsHunt is a mobile-based application that allows users to read news, eBooks, magazines and related content in 12 languages. The company currently offers its application for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry platform.
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Indian market research company Nielsen India acquires Indian data analytics and economics research firm Indicus Analytics
19-September-2014 | Enterprise Software & Services | M&A
India-based market research company Nielsen India acquired Indian data analytics and economics research firm Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd. for an undisclosed consideration. The deal allows Nielsen India to expand its capabilities in micro and macroeconomics research and analytics as well as strengthen its portfolio in India. Post-acquisition, Indicus Analytics will merge into Nielsen India, while Laveesh Bhandari (Founder and MD, Indicus) will join Nielsen as Chief Economist. Founded in 2000, Indicus provides data analytics, economic modeling and forecasting services for clients in consulting, ministries and policy groups, multinational corporations as well as domestic companies across multiple sectors. Led by Piyush Mathur, (President) Nielsen India (a part of The Nielsen Co.) is a consumer and media insights company that provides media and marketing information, analytics and industry expertise about what consumers buy and what consumers watch on global and local basis.
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Telefonica acquires Brazilian broadband services company Global Village Telecom from Vivendi SA for EUR 7,450 million in cash and share
19-September-2014 | Telecom Services | M&A
Spain-based telecommunications company Telefonica SA acquired Brazil-based broadband services company Global Village Telecom (GVT) from France-based media company Vivendi SA for EUR 7,450 million in cash and share. The consideration includes EUR 4,663 million in cash and 12% share capital of Telefonica Brasil. Post-acquisition, GVT will be integrated within Telefonica`s Brazilian subsidiary Telefonica Brasil (Vivo). As part of the deal, Vivendi will hold 7.4% stake (market value EUR 2.02 billion) in Telefonica Brasil and 5.7% stake (market value EUR 1.01 billion) in Telecom Italia. The deal allows Telefonica to broaden its subscriber base, expand its product offering as well as to strengthen presence in Brazilian telecommunications market. Founded in 2000 and led by Amos Genish (CEO), GVT offers fixed telephony services and broadband services. Founded in 1998 and led by Paulo Cesar Teixeira (CEO), Telefonica Brasil provides fixed, mobile telephony services and internet services.
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German online food ordering and delivery service firm HelloFood acquires Brazilian online food delivery services company Entrega Delivery
19-September-2014 | Online retailing | M&A
Germany-based online food ordering and delivery service firm HelloFood acquired Brazil-based online food delivery services company Entrega Delivery for an undisclosed consideration. The deal allows HelloFood to enhance its technology capabilities as well as to expand reach in Brazilian online food delivery markets. Founded in 2011, Entrega Delivery is an online food delivery services that allows users to order their favorite food online in Brazil. Founded in 2012 by Ben Bauer and Ralf Wenzel, HelloFood is an online food ordering and delivery service that allows users to order food from more than 25,000 restaurants in Asian, European, Latin American and Middle East countries. The company is owned by German online media group Rocket Internet GmbH.
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US-based online and mobile-based enrollment and admissions solutions firm SchoolMint raises USD 2.2 million from a group of investors
19-September-2014 | Online education | Investments
US-based online and mobile-based enrollment and admissions solutions firm SchoolMint raised USD 2.2 million in funding from a group of investors. The current funding round includes participation from New School Ventures Fund, Runa Capital, Crosslink Capital, Kapor Capital, Imagine K12, Romulus Capital, Fresco Capital and EdMentor VC as well as angel investor Jared Kopf. The company plans to utilize the proceeds from the current funding round to further grow its team, broaden its product offerings as well as to expand reach across the country. Founded in 2013 by Jinal Jhaveri (CEO) and Forum Desai, SchoolMint provides online and mobile-based enrollment and admissions solutions for parents and K-12 schools to manage the entire admission process in an easy way.
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US-based online employee scheduling software company ShiftPlanning raises USD 3.2 million in investment from a group of investors
19-September-2014 | Enterprise Software & Services | Investments
US-based online employee scheduling software company ShiftPlanning Inc. raised USD 3.2 million in investment from a group of investors. The investors participating in the current funding round include Point Nine Capital, MHS Capital, Ryan Fyfe, David Charron and Steven Lurie. The company plans to use the proceeds from the current funding round for further development of its software, enhancing product innovation and for expanding its business operations in the US as well as in key international markets. The latest investment takes total funds raised by the company to date to USD 4.3 million. Founded in 2010 by Ryan Fyfe (CEO), ShiftPlanning develops and provides employee scheduling software solutions for restaurant, retail, medical and non-profit industries.
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China-based online travel reservation platform Woqu.com raises USD 20 million in series B funding from Tencent Holdings
18-September-2014 | Online travel | Investments
China-based online travel reservation platform Woqu.com raised USD 20 million investment from Tencent Holdings Ltd. in series B funding. The current round of investment also received participation from existing investor Morningside Ventures. The company plans to utilize the proceeds from the current round of investment to further develop its mobile services and to expand its operations into other key markets including Australia, New Zealand and Europe to exercise additional growth opportunities. Founded by Huang Zhiwen, Woqu.com operates as an online travel reservation platform that allows users to book hotels, tickets, shopping, car rentals and spa services while travelling to the US.
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