Funding and Acquisitions News Roundup: Desire2Learn sparks investors’ desire to invest with a massive $80M Series A round

By Editor September 7, 2012

This week’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:


Desire2learn pulls in $80M, the largest-ever VC investment in a Canadian software startup (via VentureBeat)


With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat’l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App (via TechCrunch)

More funding and acquisitions news…


eBay Acquires Style-Focused, Social, Curated Shopping Site Svpply (via TechCrunch)


VC network aims new $377M fund at Latin America (via VentureBeat)

Boxee backer Pitango tools up with $150 million for Israeli tech (via gigaom)

Nexus Raises A Third Fund Of $270M To Find The Next Killer App, In India (via TechCrunch)

Thrive Capital raises $150M for third fund (via gigaom)

Social Media

Spreecast raises $7M Series A for social-video platform (via VatorNews)


With $1.9 Million In Funding, Dekko Aims To Be The Platform On Which Good Augmented Reality Is Built (via TechCrunch)

Tesco Buys E-bookseller Mobcast For $7.2 million As It Squares Up To Amazon And B&N In The UK (via TechCrunch)

PastBook raises $250,000, helps you capture your digital memories (via TheNextWeb) Secures $10.5 Million Series A Funding to Fuel Growing Stock Video and Music Business


Google Acquires Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner VirusTotal (via TechCrunch)