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TVTY Raises $4.5 Million To Sync TV And Online Ads

French startup TVTY raised $4.5 million from Partech Ventures, 360 Capital Partners and business angels. This is yet another sign that French companies’ efforts to advertise technology have been doing very well. TVTY provides an API for advertising companies to bridge the gap between TV campaigns or events and web ads. In other words, if […]

Tinder-Style Clothes Shopping App, Mallzee, Swipes £500K To Grow

TechCrunch May 22, 2014 ‘Tinderfaces’ are in app vogue right now. By which I mean Tinder-esque ‘swipe to filter’ interfaces. ‘X app is the Tinder of Y’ has become the standard descriptive shorthand for this trend (named, of course, for dating app Tinder which popularized making snap aesthetic judgements swipe style). U.K. startup Mallzee is […]

How TheFamily Is Reshaping The French Tech Ecosystem

TechCrunch May 22, 2014 French startup accelerator TheFamily is raising up to $2 million from angel investors and Index Ventures. It’s an open round — so far investors have committed $1 million. Given the overall interest around the funding, the company should quickly max out its round. Today’s news is also a good opportunity to […]

As Amazon looms, Indian e-tailers strike $400 mln in deals

(Reuters) – With Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) ramping up its presence in India, two local online retailers are preparing for tougher competition with separate deals worth a combined $400 million set to be finalised this week. Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, is expected on Thursday to announce its acquisition of a majority stake in online fashion […]

Indonesian retailer Mitra Adiperkasa to sell stakes in pizza, burger chains

JAKARTA, May 21 (Reuters) – Indonesian retailer Mitra Adiperkasa said it will sell majority stakes in its Domino’s Pizza and Burger King chains to keep its capital to develop its other franchises. Mitra Adiperkasa has reached an understanding with Everstone Capital, a private equity firm from Singapore, to sell a majority stake in Domino’s Pizza, […]

Restaurant Waitlist Platform NoWait Raises $10 Million

TechCrunch May 20, 2014 Mobile wait listing service for restaurants NoWait has raised $10 million in Series B funding, the company is announcing this morning. The new round was led by Drive Capital, the $250 million Ohio-based fund focused on Midwestern companies, and co-founded by former Sequoia partners, Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen. Existing investors […]

Amazon Invests $20M In Shanghai-Based Food Delivery Site Yummy77

TechCrunch May 19, 2014 Amazon has poured $20 million in Yummy77, a food delivery site based in Shanghai. Yummy77 confirmed the funding in a post on Weibo and said it will use the capital to expand into new markets and help Amazon’s China site expand its selection of goods. According to TechNode (TechCrunch’s partner site […]

Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager

TechCrunch May 19, 2014 Dashlane came to life in 2011 as a somewhat stealthy startup out of Paris that promised a smart approach to the sometimes-frustrating art of consumers managing multiple passwords. Nearly three years on, with some key product iterations under its belt, the company is announcing a couple of milestones: 2 million consumers […]

Japanese Contact-Management Service Sansan Raises $14M To Tackle The U.S.

Sansan Inc., a cloud contact-management service, has raised $14 million in funding led by DCM. The Tokyo-based startup plans to use the capital to break into the U.S. market this month, as expand in other international markets. Other participating investors include the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Nikkei Digital Media, Energy and Environment Investment, Inc, […]

Scientific publishing company for sale

The Business is a subsidiary of a Group that operates in the ICT and Digital Media sectors. The Group is seeking a buyer of its 90% of shares of the Business (an Italian limited company). The Business is a scientific publishing company that primarily operates in Italy. It has published the magazine “Coelum Astronomia” (www.coelum.com) […]