Category: Fundings and Exits

GIF Keyboard Maker Riffsy Raises $10M Series A

GIF keyboard maker Riffsy has raised a $10 million Series A to make sure you never have to communicate using only boring sentences and emojis again. The round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from returning investor Redpoint Ventures, as well as Cowboy Ventures and Signia Venture Partners. Along with seed funding it landed…

With $3.6 Million In Funding, Meal Box Is Building A Turkish Food Delivery Empire

After launching in Istanbul just over a year ago, Meal Box, a healthy meal delivery startup, is looking to corner the take-out market in the world’s fifth-largest city. Backed by $3.6 million in funding from Aslanoba Capital, one of Turkey’s most active venture firms, the company wants to replace fast food with traditional, healthy Turkish cooking for a generation…

Microsoft Acquires Sales Contest Platform FantasySalesTeam, Will Integrate Into Dynamics CRM

Microsoft announced this morning the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Incent Games, the makers of a “sales gamification” platform called FantasySalesTeam. As the name implies, the company’s software allows sales organizations to run contests that are similar to those found in fantasy sports. Microsoft says today it will make this feature available to its own customers in…

Mobile Marketing And Analytics Startup WizRocket Lands $8M From Sequoia And Accel

WizRocket, which helps companies increase user engagement by fine-tuning mobile, web, and e-mail notifications, has raised $8 million in new funding from Sequoia Capital and returning investor Accel Partners. The Palo Alto-based startup will use its fresh capital to launch an API for developers and a new engagement platform. Along with a previous seed round from Accel,…

Snapdeal, One Of India’s Largest E-commerce Players, Reportedly Gets $500M From Alibaba, Foxconn And SoftBank

Snapdeal, one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies, has scooped up $500 million in funding from Alibaba, Foxconn, and SoftBank, according to Re/code. The Wall Street Journal first reported in June that Alibaba and Foxconn were in talks to jointly invest $500 million in Snapdeal in June at about a $5 billion valuation. SoftBankwas already Snapdeal’s…