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Topic: venture capital

Weed Apps Are Dazed And Confused Over Apple's Unpredictable Policies

Petition asks iPhone gatekeeper to chill out

Weed tech companies have an Apple problem. They face uncertain rules when navigating its App Store policies, and now a petition is circulating asking the iPhone maker to lighten up. These…

Kik's Next Big Play: An Animated GIF Messaging App

Booming startup buys Relay after raising $38.3 million

The GIF has a future in mobile advertising, especially within messaging apps, according to Kik. The messaging startup, which just raised $38.3 million, has purchased Relay, a GIF-based messaging app…

Yahoo Wants to Invest Serious Cash in Snapchat

Reports say discussions are taking place

Yahoo is looking to buy a piece of Snapchat with an investment that values the hot messaging app at about $10 billion, according to reports. Yahoo is among a number…

Digital Media Site for Animal Lovers Raises $4.68 Million

Discovery Digital backs The Dodo

The Dodo, a new digital media site with a focus on animals, has raised $4.68 million with backing from Discovery Digital. Initial investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures and…

Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion After Raising $20 Million From Top VC

Users numbered at 100 million

Snapchat joined the $10 billion startup club, alongside the likes of Uber and Airbnb, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Silicon Valley investment house Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers invested…

GetTaxi Nabs Another $150 Million in Funding

Ride-share apps are booming, and there's infighting

GetTaxi—a consumer taxi app that has seen success in cities in Israel, Russia and the U.K.—launched in the United States this week, in New York, and secured an additional $150…

Yext Raises $50 Million

Likely to set IPO next year

New York ad tech startup Yext raised $50 million in venture funding, CEO Howard Lerman revealed today. “This is the last round before we go public,” Lerman told Adweek. He expects…

Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba helps

Tango is the latest messaging app to attract big dollars, with Alibaba Group leading a fundraising round of $280 million. The Mountain View, Calif-company is among the growing mobile messaging…

Percolate Raises $24 Million From Investors, Including WPP

Boosts content marketing plans

Percolate, a social media management firm for brands to track online conversations, announced a $24 million fundraising round today. The New York firm helps brands and agencies develop content marketing strategies…

Outbrain Adds $35M in Latest Fundraising

Viral content maker brings total raised to $100 million

Outbrain just picked up $35 million to keep churning out its signature viral advertising links. The company, known for sponsoring the links that appear on websites like ESPN, Slate and other…

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