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Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:15:03 EDT

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Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai Jump Starts the Evolution of 14 Startups, The Total Valuation tripled to RMB 6.6 billion in 4 months

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:10:00 EDT

(image) China becomes the only country where Microsoft has two accelerators SHANGHAI, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Being an entrepreneur is not easy. It requires vast knowledge, drive, agility, strong conviction and a passion that burns inside and pushes you forward. For Microsoft, the most...

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Kalray raises $26 million, anticipating the launch of its third generation of microprocessor that will target two rapidly growing markets: autonomous vehicles and data centers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 EDT

(image) GRENOBLE, France, and LE BOURGET, France, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalray, a pioneer in high-performance, low-power manycore microprocessors, has announced the completion of a new round of funding that will total $26 million[1]. For this round, the company has welcomed Safran[2] and t...

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Elevate Security Launches with $2M Seed Funding From Costanoa Ventures and Webb Investment Network

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevate Security, a platform that focuses on shifting human behavior and responses to security threats to prevent breaches, today publically launched backed by $2M in funding from Costanoa Ventures and Webb Investment Network.  Led by Masha Sedo...

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Celtra secures $15 million financing to lead creative transformation in digital advertising, providing Brands a Cloud-based Creative Operating System

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:34:00 EDT

(image) BOSTON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtra, the creative management platform for digital advertising, today announced a $15 million investment led by Unilever Ventures and WPP. Unilever and WPP are partnering to use Celtra's market-leading creative technology across Unilever's...

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Wayne Le Page - Making Waves in the Mobile Gaming Industry

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:07:00 EDT

(image) LONDON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based in a prestigious address in the newly-redeveloped London borough of Paddington, Wayne Le Page is making waves in the mobile gaming industry. His new brokerage house, Play Capital, is challenging the way mobile games are developed and funded...

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Sorenson Capital Announces Formation of Sorenson Ventures

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) SALT LAKE CITY, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorenson Capital today announced the formation of Sorenson Ventures, a new investment group focused on early-stage enterprise software and security investments. With the establishment of Sorenson Ventures, Ken Elefant also joins the company as...

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Flagship Pioneering Launches Sigilon Therapeutics to Advance Afibromer™ Encapsulated Cell Therapies

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

(image) CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagship Pioneering, a fully-integrated life science innovation enterprise, today announced the launch of Sigilon Therapeutics Inc. Sigilon Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops category-defining...

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Unlocking America's Potential: Michelson 20MM Joins the America Forward Coalition

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:15:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michelson 20MM Foundation became the newest member of the America Forward Coalition in an effort to champion innovative, effective solutions to America's pressing social issues. Established in 2007, the America Forward...

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DFS Lab Announces Investment in African Fintech Startups

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:17:00 EDT

(image) SEATTLE, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab) today announced it would invest $250,000 in four separate fintech startups that are building products that help low-income consumers in developing markets. Inclusive (based in Ghana), Pula (based in Kenya),...

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CloudPost Networks Raises $4M Seed Round Led By Wing Venture Capital To Transform Internet Of Things Security

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:12:00 EDT

(image) SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudPost Networks, the developer of Security and Risk Management software that enables companies to deploy IoT devices safely and securely across their operations, announced today that it has closed a $4M Seed funding round led by Wing...

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EaseCentral Raises $6.5 Million in Series A Funding Led by Propel Venture Partners

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:07:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EaseCentral, an industry-leading SaaS platform solution for benefits & HR, today announced the closing of a $6.5 million Series A funding round led by Propel Venture Partners and followed by existing investors Freestyle Capital, Compound,...

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Feedzai Selected as Most Innovative AI Startup of 2017 by Silicon Valley Bank and In-Q-Tel

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:01:00 EDT

(image) SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, and In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT), the non-profit strategic investor that identifies innovative technology for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC),...

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OBN (UK) and Eurasanté (FR) Announce the Launch of BioSeed®

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:00:00 EDT

OXFORD, England, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A New European Equity Investment Event to Support Early-Stage Companies in Life Sciences OBN (UK) and Eurasanté (FR) are delighted to announce the launch of BioSeed®, a joint venture event devised to provide a unique platform for...

Alight, Inc. Announces Series A Funding Round Of $11 Million Including Strategic Investment By Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:17:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alight, Inc., today announced closure of a Series A funding round for $11 million including Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc. and a consortium of noted Bay Area tech investors, led by Alight chairman, Steven Berger. The funding is targeted...

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ClassPass Raises $70 Million in Series C Funding Led by Temasek Following Its Strongest Quarter to Date

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:37:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ClassPass, the leading membership to the world's largest fitness network, today announced its largest funding to date, raising $70 million in a Series C round of financing led by Temasek, along with current ClassPass investors Acequia Capital, CRV,...

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50 of the Most Innovative Nordic Companies - These are the Finalists in Serendipity Challenge 2017

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:40:00 EDT

(image) STOCKHOLM, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 50 companies competing in the Nordic entrepreneurship competition Serendipity Challenge are now official. Two of them will be awarded the title "Startup Company of the Year" or "Growth Company of the Year". Serendipity Challenge brings...

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BV Investment Partners Announces Strategic Investment in Hero K12

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:10:00 EDT

(image) BOSTON, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BV Investment Partners ("BV"), a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and IT services sectors, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Hero K12, a leading education software provider.  BV's partner...

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At the Paris Air Show, Starburst Accelerator Hosts Exclusive "Ones to Watch" Pitch Event, Featuring the Early-Stage Innovators Shaping the Aerospace Renaissance

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) EL SEGUNDO, Calif., and LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Paris Air Show – Tomorrow, in a first for the Paris Air Show, Starburst Accelerator, the global aerospace and aviation incubator, alongside partners SIAE (International Exhibition of Aeronautics and Space) and GIFAS...

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Casper Raises $170 Million in Series C Funding

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:30:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Casper (, the global sleep company that launched just three years ago with its outrageously comfortable mattress, today announces the close of a $170M Series C investment round. The new investment was led by Target (TGT), and...

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Pattern Energy Announces Key Strategic Initiatives for Major Expansion of Growth and Capital Opportunities with Pattern Development, Riverstone and PSP Investments

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, and NEW YORK, and MONTRÉAL, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) ("Pattern Energy" or the "Company"), Pattern Energy Group LP ("Pattern Development 1.0"), Pattern Energy Group 2 LP ("Pattern Development 2.0" and together with Pattern...

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