Skype's first employee has netted a $6 million (£3.9 million) investment from Valar Ventures, a venture capital firm set up by PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, for his peer-to-peer money transfer business.
US onshore-focussed concern issues 60 million new shares.
Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has returned to its own service to secure additional capital for growth.
Ventive has followed up on being named as a regional winner in the Shell Springboard competition by securing £900,000 of funding from Mercia Fund Management and the Angel Co-fund.
Octopus Investments has led a £2 million investment into clinical trials platform TrialReach alongside Amadeus Capital Partners.
The creators of the Tesco Clubcard are backing theatre analytics and targeting company Purple Seven through a seven-figure angel investment.
Cerus Endovascular is moving its operations to Liverpool Science Park following backing from The North West Fund for Biomedical.
Fledgling investment firm Panoramic Growth Equity has closed its fifth deal and backed travel company Andante Travels.
Children's luggage company Trunki has secured a £3.92 million investment from the bank-backed Business Growth Fund.
Angel investors are supporting the growth aspirations of E-Car Club, a business which calls itself the UK's first entirely electric car club.
Regional backer The North West Fund has closed a new investment through its Digital & Creative fund by backing Sitedesk.
A social networking-based online betting business set up in August 2012 has netted a $3 million investment from a number of private investors.
Private investor network Envestors has closed a new deal through the €5.3 million (£4.6 million) backing of insurance price comparison website CompareFinanza.it.
GoCardless has added to the $1.5 million (£976,400) it secured in February 2012 by netting a further $3.3 million through a deal with Accel Partners and Passion Capital.
London Business Angels investors are backing six new companies, taking the network's 2013 deal count to 10.
Software firm Fits.me has netted £5 million through its Series A funding round so that it can develop its virtual fitting room services.
Saphir Capital Partners has joined Next Wave Partners as investment backers of production house Molinare.
Luxury goods group LVMH has invested an undisclosed amount into clothing and footwear retailer R.M. Williams.
Private company financials business Duedil has raised $5 million through a Series A funding round.
Two new investments for Mercia Fund Management has kicked off its Mercia Growth Fund 1 efforts.
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