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  • Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    A year and a half after launching its first calendar app, Sunrise is raising a $6 million Series A round from Balderton Capital and existing investors — Bernard Liautaud is joining the board. The company had previously raised $2.2 million. Sunrise is also launching a platform preview for third-party developers, so that other companies can build apps for the calendar… Read More

  • YC Alum GoCardless Raises Another $7M, Aims To Be The Stripe Of Direct Debit Payments

    YC Alum GoCardless Raises Another $7M, Aims To Be The Stripe Of Direct Debit Payments

    GoCardless, a Y-Combinator alum that has created a simple way for online businesses to set up and accept direct debit payments (that is, money that comes straight out of your bank account), is today announcing a $7 million Series B round that co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi says will be used to add more talent and to take on banks by targeting bigger enterprises. The funding comes as… Read More

  • Social Gaming Still In Play – Wooga Raises An Additional €5 Million

    It seems that social gaming is where the action is right now, and we’re not just hearing that from the kids. Following Electronic Arts’ $300 million acquisition of Playfish, and the just-reported $43 million further investment that Playdom has raised, we’ve caught wind that Berlin-based wooga has secured €5 million ($7.5m) of additional funding. The round is being led… Read More

  • VCs Exit As Music Retailer Buys Half Of 7Digital For $12.6 Million

    Laggard UK music retailer HMV is buying a 50 percent stake in the UK-based online music retailer 7Digital for $12.6 Million (£7.7 million). The move looks set to give HMV a ‘great leap forward’ in digital, since 7Digital has been fleet of foot in pushing non-DRM MP3s, open formats, its white label API and signed deals with tech rock stars like Spotify and many major record… Read More