Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place


Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share. App marketer Localytics has a new weapon to stop ‘churn': a $ 35M investment Based on the idea that past is prologue, marketing tool vendors are mining past user data to discover more predictions about users’ intentions. For mobile app marketing/analytics platform Localytics, that forecasting opportunity is right after a user installs an app. The Boston-based company announces Read more [...]

Congress passes one-week Homeland Security funding bill, Obama signs it


Congress approved a stopgap measure late Friday to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded for another week — averting a crisis just before money was set to run out at midnight, but setting up a new standoff as conservatives press their fight over President Obama’s immigration…
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Funding Daily: A shoe company picks up a big bag of cash on the road to an IPO


Image Credit: Shutterstock Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding deals: JustFab raises $ 85M JustFab is on a meteoric rise, closing a whopping $ 85 million round — less than one year after bringing in $ 40 million in its third round of funding. The 5-year-old company got its start in shoes, offering a fixed-price ($ 39.95) monthly shoe subscription to its members, eventually adding additional Read more [...]

Funding Daily: DNA analysis, housing for spoiled college kids, and … divorce


Image Credit: Shutterstock Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Today’s funding includes the usual — a company that claims it has totally changed the way we communicate — and the surprisingly unusual, including a service to streamline divorcing, a new international currency, and a company devoted to fancy apartments for college kids. (Because living in dorms is so pre-tech uprising.) Moogsoft Read more [...]

Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS


Ozon Holdings, one of the most established players on the Russian e-commerce scene, announced today a $ 150 million funding deal with AFK Sistema, a Russian LSE-listed holding operating in a range of industries, and its subsidiary MTS, a leading mobile operator and retailer. The transaction marks the most significant investment volume in the history of Russian e-commerce — a market that reached $ 16 billion last year (not including cross-border sales), according to a recent study by East-West Read more [...]

Kansas educators upset over school funding bill


The measure, intended to remedy 'wealth-based disparities' following a state Supreme Court ruling, could actually increase such disparities between districts, experts say. It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created "unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities" among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Science funding must be at the heart of the UK’s economic strategy | Paul Nurse


Britain is in a global race for science investment and we can’t afford to slip behind

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