FeedHenry Secures $9M Funding Led By Intel Capital To Feed Boom in Mobile Enterprise
If, say, a company uses both Sharepoint and Salesforce inside a mobile app, to get that data into one app they need multiple levels of API integration. Because of the enormous boom in mobile and tablet apps, so-called 'back-end as a service' (BaaS) platforms like FeedHenry - which solve these problems - are hugely expanding. Thus, today FeedHenry has secured $9M (€7M) in a funding round led by Intel Capital, alongside a "seven figure" investment from existing investor Kernel Capital.
Somo, Developer Of The Summly iOS App, Secures New Investment From MMC Ventures
Somo, the UK's largest independent mobile marketing agency, has secured a second investment round led by MMC Ventures and participated in by existing investors. While we normally don't bother with investments where terms are undisclosed, it's worth noting that Somo, while it's a large independent mobile agency, is also rapidly developing a reputation as a 'product Lab' than simply pure agency. Somo has developed Apptimiser, a mobile advertising network tracking technology and App Planner, a media planning tool that associates app store ranking with download numbers. Most famously (at least of late) Somo developed the front end iOS interface for Summly, the startup app recently acquired by Yahoo for $30 million.
Italian Square Clone Jusp Secures $6M To Go Europe-Wide With A Cheaper POS Device
Not to be out-done by Payleven, iZettle and all the other Square clones out there, Italian mobile POS startup Jusp has now secured a $6 million equity round with two Italian VCs, making it one of the biggest rounds in Italy this year. The round was led by Principia Sgr together with Vertis Sgr with the participation of some Angel Investors: Stefano Calderano (previously BNP Paribas and Intesa), Paolo Guida (Lehman), Giulio Valiante (Saldi Privati and Jobrapido), Simone Ranucci Brandimarte (Glamoo) and Bruno Spadoni (Setefi) who also led the first $700,000 seed investment into Jusp made in 2012. Jusp now hopes to launch in other European countries.
GoEuro Secures $4M From Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner And Angels For Multi-Mode Travel Search Engine
A couple of years ago there was an ambitious startup called Zoombu which concentrated on aggregating transport solution ‘across platforms’ – in other words linking up trains, buses and airline time tables and allowing users to book. Indeed, the search engine - which launched in 2008 - was in much use during the ‘Ash Cloud’ incident in Europe in 2010 as people frantically tried to find over-land routes across the continent. But the heavy-lifting involved in aggregating all that data, combined with a difficult investment environment at the time meant that Zoombu's team took the 'acquihire' route, exiting to Skyscanner in 2011.
German Fashion Moodboard Startup Stylight Secures “Significant” Multi-Million Euro Series B From ProSiebenSat.1?s SevenVentures
Munich, Germany-based online fashion moodboard startup, Stylight, has secured a multi-million euro investment from SevenVentures, the venture subsidiary of media company ProSiebenSat.1. The exact amount has not been disclosed. ProSiebenSat.1 operates 29 TV stations across Europe -- and this reach will also benefit Stylight, as the startup said the company will give it "extensive media coverage".