Quantcast Acquires Struq to Create Industry’s Most Powerful Solution for Digital Advertisers ·

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Quantcast, a leading technology and real-time advertising company, today announced that it has acquired London-based Struq, a global leader in the rapidly growing dynamic creative optimization (DCO) and retargeting markets. (read the full story here)



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

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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 ·

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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. ·

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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)



Nutmeg Raises Another $32M To Disrupt Wealth Management Startup ·

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Nutmeg, the UK-based online investment management startup, intends to disrupt the world of financial investing by making it affordable for the masses. But to do that it needs cash. Lots of cash. Today they’ve raised another $32 million, taking their total funds raised to $50m. (read the full story on Techcrunch)



INSIDE SECURE ACQUIRES METAFORIC, GAINING ACCESS TO KEY TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENABLING CLOUD-BASED MOBILE PAYMENTS SECURITY ·

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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 ·

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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 ·

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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 ·

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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 ·

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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)