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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Shiftgig Raises $22 Million to Match Hourly Workers to Local Jobs
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Shiftgig Inc. has raised $22 million in Series B venture funding to expand its mobile marketplace, which connects employers with locally available, and previously vetted, hourly workers. Renren Inc. led the investment, bringing Shiftgig's total capital ...
Shiftgig inks $22 mlnThomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Gig marketplace Shiftgig closes $22M to grow in North AmericaVentureBeat
Shiftgig Signs Up $22M for Short-Term Labor MarketplaceDow Jones Bankruptcy & Debt (subscription)

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Fenox Venture Capital Invests in the World's First Social Robotics Company ...
Business Wire (press release)
“These partnerships will bring great innovation not only to Japan but also around the world,” said Anis Uzzaman, General Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. “Fenox VC will continue to partner with innovative startups and bridge the gap between Japan and ...

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The Seattle Times

Venture capital turns its attention to Europe
The Seattle Times
For years, the venture-capital industry has lavished money on markets in the U.S. and Asia. Now, Europe is getting some love., Microsoft, Intel and Google are all scouring Western Europe for promising tech outfits — from data-mappers ...


The Daily Startup: Fortscale Raises $4M to Detect Rogue Employee Behavior
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Renren Inc. led the investment, bringing Shiftgig's total capital raised to date to $35 million. Additional investors included Chicago Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, GGV Capital, Garland Capital Group, KGC Capital, Pritzker Group, Wicklow Capital and ...

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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Quizlet Raises $12 Million to Take Its Popular Study Tools International
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Before raising venture capital, Quizlet was profitable, according to Mr. Sutherland, the company's founder and chief technology officer. It now ranks among the top 50 websites in the U.S. according to Quantcast, behind Tumblr and Vimeo, but ahead of ...
Quizlet rakes in $12 mlnThomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Bootstrapped Since 2005, Quizlet Raises $12 Million to Reach 1 Billion LearnersEdSurge
Funding Daily: Today's tech funding news, in one placeVentureBeat

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