Singapore: Vertex Ventures leads $18m round in behaviour analytics firm Interana

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Interana, a software that replays massive volumes of events across large populations of actors to answer behavioural questions on a distributed proprietary back end has raised an $18 million in an oversubscribed funding round led by Vertex Ventures Holdings, a worldwide group of venture capital (VC) funds targeting investments in IT and healthcare that is backed by Temasek Holdings.

Ride sharing app BlaBlaCar raises $200m from Insight Venture Partner, Lead Edge Capital & Vostok New Ventures

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Comuto SA, which owns ride-sharing service provider BlaBlaCar, has raised $200 million at a valuation of $1.6 billion in a Series D funding round from Insight Venture Partner, Lead Edge Capital and Vostok New Ventures, the company said in a statement on Thursday. BlaBlaCar, which started services in 2006 as… Read more »

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to start new company

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Former Twitter Inc chief executive, Dick Costolo, said on Tuesday he is starting a new company with Bryan Oki, co founder & chief executive at wellness consulting firm Fitify Inc. Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files “We’re building a software platform that reimagines the path to personal fitness,” Costolo said in… Read more »

Adyen raises $250m from Temasek, others

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Singapore government-owned fund Temasek has joined General Atlantic, Index Ventures and Felicis Ventures to pump in $250 million into Netherlands headquartered technology payments company Adyen. The round was led by General Atlantic. Adyen says that its technology gives businesses the ability to accept almost any type of payment, anywhere in… Read more »