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DHG Communications Network BV is an independent investment company with a no nonsense mentality. Besides providing capital, we bring in our personal experience and know how. We invest smart capital in The Netherlands, USA, Singapore, India and Israël. Working closely with investment funds like Peak Capital, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures and YL Ventures.

Holland’s Catawiki Raises $82M To Take On eBay In Collectible Auctions

While eBay is doubling down on its core business after its split from PayPal, an upstart out of Europe is looking to muscle in on the business where eBay first made its name, collectibles. Catawiki, a Dutch online auction business, has raised $82 million to scale its business on the continent and beyond.

The Series C was led by Lead Edge Capital — an investor in other e-commerce juggernauts like Alibaba and Delivery Hero — along with past backers Accel and Project A Ventures, and several former Booking.com executives.

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DHG invests in MightySignal’s current round

We are the engineer’s approach to lead generation. If you’re a B2B company, before you sell anything, you need to figure out who to sell to. At MightySignal, we crawl the web and find leads for our customers based on signals that may be invisible to sales people but visible to engineers. This includes, Javascript tags in website source code, DKIM signatures in marketing emails, IP addresses mapped to hosting services, and even job listings. These signals indicate what companies currently buy, and what they’ll buy next.

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Instamojo.com Raises Series A From Kalaari Capital To Democratize Payments

Instamojo.com, a payment solutions provider based out of Mumbai has raised an undisclosed sum from Kalaari Capital to democratize payments for individuals, micro-merchants, freelancers, SMBs with its innovative link-based payments platform. Previous investors like Blume Ventures, US-based 500Startups, DHG Communications Network & others have also participated in this round.

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Online Auction House Catawiki Scores €10M Series B Led By Accel Partners

Catawiki, an online auction house that targets ‘exceptional’ items — from vintage comic books to antique cars — has closed a € 10 million Series B Round led by VC Accel Partners. In addition, Berlin-based investor and company builder Project A Ventures, Booking.com‘s former CMO Arthur Kosten and Dutch media and Internet entrepreneur Willem Sijthoff, an existing investor, also participated in the round.

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DHG invests in ViralGains current round

The ViralGains Praxis delivers your video ads across thousands of web and mobile publishers. We help you discover hyper-targeted social audiences who are interested in your video and your brand.
Our recommendation engine works to get you the best price per view and the most social engagement on your video. This way, we can help advertisers of all sizes find the most perfect audience and true virality, too.

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Redmart’s e-commerce goal scores $23m from Alibaba investor Softbank, Facebook co-founder Saverin

Singapore-based online grocery store RedMart has huge ambitions to eventually expand beyond groceries, with the aim to eventually build a logistics network that can be leveraged for many verticals other than just groceries.

“We see ourselves as a technology and logistics company that just happens to be delivering groceries,” Redmart CEO Roger Egan told TNW.

The company is on a roll as it marches towards this ultimate aim. After scooping $5.4 million in a bridge round in January this year, it has just raised a $23 million Series B round from existing investors Garena (which invested in its Series A round) and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, as well as new investors Visionnaire Ventures and Softbank Ventures — which was notably an early investor in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

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Box Acquires YC-Backed Streem

This morning Box, a cloud-based file-management service, announced that it has acquired Streem, a Y Combinator-backed company that allows customers to stream files to their desktop environments. Box declined to share terms of the agreement, but did note in an email that it bought the company using a blend of cash and stock. The four members of Streem will join Box. Streem’s product will be subsumed into Box’s larger offerings, the company told TechCrunch. That process is underway now.

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VC Firm raises $27,5 Million to help Israeli Startups break into the US

Yoav Leitersdorf isn’t trying to build a Silicon Valley in Israel. His goal is to bring the best of Israel to the U.S.YL Ventures, the San Francisco-based firm where Leitersdorf is a managing partner, just closed its second fund. The firm raised $27.5 million to invest in young Israeli tech companies after its first fund reaped generous returns for investors.

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