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Capital Gains: Wi-Fi in Buses, Study Abroad, Another Uber Investment and More Funding News

Uber found another $200 million.

Todd Bernard

Some funding headlines from this past week: Uber added another investor, a startup for college study abroad raised major funding and so did a cyber security company that is literally called Digital Shadows. Spooky! Here are more details on what went down in startup funding in the last seven days:

  • Uber landed another $200 million in funding from LetterOne, the investment arm of Russian-Israeli billionaire Mikhail Friedman. Within the last couple months, Uber raised $2 billion from investors at a valuation of more than $62 billion (Wall Street Journal).
  • ThinkingPhones, an enterprise software startup that makes “voice, video, text and collaboration apps,” is now calling itself Fuze. In addition, the company also disclosed a $112 million funding round led by Summit Partners, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures (VentureBeat).
  • “Airbnb but for college kids studying abroad” platform Student.com landed $60 million in new funding from Dubai’s YV Capital, Chinese billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Horizon Ventures and other investors (Bloomberg Business).
  • Hired operates a job recruitment platform that works a little differently: Companies apply to hire prospective workers, instead of the other way around. The startup announced a $40 million round last week, led by Lumia Capital (VentureBeat).
  • Big data management startup Trifacta raised $35 million from a group of investors that includes Cathay Innovation, Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Ignition Partners (Fortune).
  • Veniam, which makes Wi-Fi hotspots for buses and other mass transit, raised $22 million in a Series B round led by Verizon Ventures. Other investors include Cisco Investments, Union Square Ventures, Yamaha Motor Ventures and True Ventures (Silicon Valley Business Journal).
  • Digital Shadows, a British cyber security company that monitors the Internet for when corporate data gets leaked, raised $14 million from a group of investors led by Trinity Ventures, and includes Storm Ventures, TenEleven Ventures and Passion Capital (Business Insider).
  • Database management startup Diffbot raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Tencent and Felicis Ventures (Silicon Valley Business Journal).
  • Gorgias, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to power its help desk software for client companies, raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Charles River Ventures, Amplify Partners and Kima Ventures (TechCrunch).

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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