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Snapchat Raises $50 Million in Series C Round

Ephemeral messaging startup Snapchat has raised $50 million in a Series C round of venture capital, according to an SEC filing. The money was contributed by a single investor, CEO Evan Spiegel told TechCrunch. With today’s investment and the $60 million Series B round just a few months ago, Snapchat has raised upward of $120 million in total.

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Social Startup DataSift Raises $42 Million

DataSift, a U.K.-based social startup that offers analytics services based on aggregate social network data, announced on Tuesday that it raised $42 million in a Series C round of venture funding. The new capital brings the total amount of funds raised to about $70 million.

Twitter Data-Mining Startup HipLogiq Nets $7 Million in Series B

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Retail Tech Startup Swirl Raises $8 Million Round Led by Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures is leading an $8 million investment in Swirl, a commerce-focused startup that helps brick-and-mortar retailers target offers to shoppers on their mobile phones. Swirl previously raised a $6 million round last summer from SoftBank Capital, General Catalyst and Longworth Venture Partners.

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Social Analytics Startup Unmetric Raises $5.5 Million

Unmetric, a startup that aims to provide social media business intelligence to brands, announced on Thursday that it raised a $5.5 million round of venture funding. The round was led by new investor Jafco Asia, with participation from existing investor Nexus Venture Partners.

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Simplilearn Raises $10 Million Series B

Online certification and training website Simplilearn announced on Tuesday that it raised $10 million in a series round of funding. The site, which offers more than 80 online training courses for professional certification across multiple IT categories, was funded by Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital.

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Mobile Messaging App Pinnatta Raises $1.5 Million

Pinnatta, a mobile messaging app startup, announced on Wednesday that it raised a $1.5 million Series A round of funding. The app, which emphasizes the multimedia aspect of mobile messaging, raised the new round from Greek firms Odyssey Venture Partners and PJ Tech Catalyst. The new funds bring the startup’s total amount raised to $2.2 million.

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SocialChorus Raises $2.5 Million

SocialChorus, a startup that aims to help companies manage their social marketing, announced on Tuesday that it closed a $2.5 million series A round of funding. Kohlberg Ventures led the round, with additional participation from new investor Windforce Ventures.

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Security Startup RiskIQ Raises $10 Million

RiskIQ, a startup focused on Web- and mobile-application security, announced on Thursday that it raised a $10 million Series A round of venture funding from growth equity firm Summit Partners. The new funds will help the four-year-old RiskIQ continue to develop its security products, as well as invest in sales, marketing and business-development areas of the company. RiskIQ scans global Web-connected networks using a proprietary crawling technology, finding threats and using that information to warn customers of potential system compromises.

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Social Startup Life360 Raises $10 Million

Life360, a social app that aims to keep families in communication via Android or iOS mobile phones, announced Wednesday that it raised a $10 million round of venture funding. The round was led by DCM, with participation from previous investors. The app’s main products include geo-fencing-based alerts, check-ins and private communication between family members, among other features. Life360 also announced that it recently surpassed 40 million users.