Daily Fantasy Sports Leader, FanDuel, Closes $70M Series D From Shamrock Capital Advisors, NBC Sports Ventures and KKR ·


FanDuel Inc, (http://www.fanduel.com), the global leader in one-day fantasy sports, announced today that it has closed $70 million in Series D financing. That brings the company’s total capital raised to $88 million. The latest investment round was led by Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC, with NBC Sports Ventures and KKR participating. (read the rest of the story here)

CertiVox raises $8M in Series B financing from NTT DOCOMO Ventures and OCTOPUS Investments ·


CertiVox, an innovator in authentication and encryption, today announced it has raised Series B funding of $8 Million from NTT DOCOMO Ventures and current investors Octopus Investments. The investment by NTT DOCOMO Ventures is its first in Europe, signifying the innovation and strength of CertiVox’s technology and its breakthrough potential to solve current problems in online authentication systems. Taken together with the company’s Seed and Series A financings, CertiVox has raised $17 Million to date. (Read the rest of the story here)

Oxford Capital Partners leads $5m funding round for Outplay Entertainment. ·

Outplay Entertainment

Oxford Capital has led a $5m funding round for Outplay Entertainment Ltd., a leading developer of Free-to-Play mobile games.

Free-to-Play games increasingly dominate over traditional paid-for titles in a huge global consumer market worth an estimated $35bn+ pa and growing rapidly. Oxford Capital joins leading investment fund Pentech Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank who have both backed the company from its early days and participated in the round. The fresh capital will enable the company to fully invest in the people and resources it needs to deliver a full pipeline of planned global releases. (read the rest of the story here)



Aix-en-Provence, France, April 7, 2014 – INSIDE Secure, a leader in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announced that it has acquired Metaforic, a leader in the development of software obfuscation technologies and encryption-related security software for a variety of industries, including the mobile payment and mobile banking markets. (read the full story here)

Security Firm CertiVox Bags $8M To Grow Its Secure Alternative To Passwords ·


London based security company CertiVox, which sells information security infrastructure-as-a-service — providing enterprises with a multi-factor online authentication solution that does away with the need for passwords and usernames, has closed an $8 million Series B round of investment from new investors NTT Docomo Ventures (making its first investment in Europe), along with existing investor Octopus Investments. (read the full story on Techcrunch)

SecretSales.com selected to join London Stock Exchange’s Elite program ·


SecretSales.com a fast-growing London company is among the first 19 to join the London Stock Exchange’s Elite programme launched today to help them to accelerate growth. (read the full story here)

Secretsales to boost customer numbers with £4.5m investment ·


Secretsales.com has raised £4.5m in investment that it plans to spend on improving its customer acquisition and retention, as well as boosting its technology and infrastructure.

The third-round funding comes from Partech Ventures through its new Partech VI fund, French private equity business 123Venture, existing investors Pentech and Doughty Hanson as well as the business’ co-founders and key managers. (read the full story here)

Online wealth management firm Nutmeg scores investment ·


Nigel Wray, chairman of Saracens rugby club and well-known entrepreneur, has made a significant investment in online wealth management company Nutmeg. (read the full story here)



Flightman today announced that Croatia’s national flag carrier, Croatia Airlines, signed a contract to install their EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) software across their fleet of Airbus and Bombardier aircraft. Croatia Airlines selected the suite of Flightman EFB software applications to improve their operational efficiency, reduce costs and provide interconnectivity within their back office enterprise applications. (read the full story here)

Outplay announce Monster Legacy in collaboration with Facebook’s Mobile Games Publishing Program ·

Outplay Entertainment

Outplay Entertainment, one of the UK’s leading social and mobile game companies, on 30th July in collaboration with Facebook’s Mobile Games Publishing Program, announced Monster Legacy, a thrilling new monster battling and collecting game for iOS. (read the full story here)