April 18, 2011
Preferred funding fields: online education system, social media application and social network for Forex traders
Investors always have some fields of activity they prefer. This depends in relation to the investor and to the moment in time when the funding is requested. If last year, investors preferred the life care and electricity saving devices, this year they are more interested in social media and mobile applications, cloud systems and social networks. If you want to raise funds and you have a business idea that touches these fields of activity, then you should complete your business plan today and apply for external funding. Here are some of the most important funding deals that have been sealed during the last month.
Click here to download your investors database! <==== The developer of Canvas, which is a cloud-based system of learning management, has recently raised $8 million for an online education system. These systems are expected to be used by more than 30 educational institutions. These systems will have the function of an alternative to the Blackboard. The infrastructure for these types of products has been founded in 2008 at Brigham Young University. The second funding round has been lead by OpenView Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures, Tomorrow Ventures, and the angel investor, Tim Draper, from the Draper Fisher Jurvetson, peHUB reports. Another company that has managed to raise funds is Flipboard, the designer of a social media viewing application. They have managed to raise $50 million in venture capital at a $200 million valuation, has announced BoomTown. The advantage of this application is that it can be easily browsed through a multitude of social media and online media systems by pulling together variable streams. The application can easily be used on an iPod as well if the elements of the application are reassembled in a single stream that can be navigated with a touch screen. Insight Venture Partners led the funding round and Comcast Interactive capital, Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures and some angels, including Jack Dorsey, the co-funder of Twitter, Ron Conway, Dustin Moskovitz, the actor Ashton Kutcher and the investment company of Peter Chernin, the former News Corp. executive, have also participated to the funding round. Currensee has also managed to raise $4 million for its social network for Forex traders. The product is to be expanded with the money raised in venture capital. The developers plan to expand the sales team in Europe and to enlarge the management tools in order to make the process of investing in the Forex market easier. The systems will also have a RSS feed feature, instant messaging and Facebook widgets features. They will also distribute a trader leader-board that can rank investors on the Forex market based on their performance. This funding round has gathered the names of the following investors: North Bridge Venture Partners, Egan-Managed Capital and Vernon & Park Capital. All these investors have previously founded other funding rounds in the past. Click here to download your investors database! <==== If you are running a business activating in these activity fields or if you want to start-up a company based on this business idea, you should apply for funding now. Finding the suitable investor for your company is no longer a difficult job as this data base of venture capitalists, angel investors and private equity funds can provide information about more than 5100 investors and contact data of more than 15000 key persons working in this type of funding institutions who are just waiting to hear your business proposal.
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