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Montreal, Canada-based app company AmpMe has received $8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Investissement Québec, Slaight Music, OMERS Ventures, Townsgate Media, Anges Québec Capital, and Real Ventures. The latest investment brings the total funds raised by AmpMe to $10 million. Angel investors include Nathalie Marcoux, Etienne Veilleux, Martin Ouellet, Pierre Fleurent, Mark Britto, Dan Robichaud, Mike Cegelski, Richard Speer, as well as AmpMe CEO and founder Martin-Luc Archambault. The AmpMe app lets users play music in sync across multiple devices.
Pre-K–8 community and messaging app Bloomz has secured $2.3 million in capital investment. Investors in this round include 8VC, ff Venture Capital, Founder's Co-op, CorrelationVC, Wisemont Capital, Acequia Capital, as well as Chris Liddell and Charlie Songhurst.
EMC has acquired privately-held cloud-based file management solutions company Syncplicity. Based in Menlo Park, California, Syncplicity provides native cloud-based sync and share capabilities required by enterprise customers. Terms of the transaction were not released. Syncplicity solutions are built for the enterprise, enabling employees to interact and share content on their device of choice with the security and governance IT requires. The company's solutions help organizations manage, sync, share and backup files across its' extended enterprise.
MeLLmo, a provider of mobile applications that allow users to view and interact with critical business information on-the-go, announced that it has secured $30 million through its first round of institutional funding led by Sequoia Capital. This is MeLLmo’s first round of institutional funding since it was founded in January 2008. Previously, MeLLmo had raised $20M from individual investors and the company founders. As part of MeLLmo’s partnership with Sequoia Capital, Greg McAdoo will join MeLLmo’s board of directors, and David Spector will join as a board observer.