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Ripcord raises $25 million

Ripcord, a robotic digitization company, has raised $25 million in equity funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new investor Telstra Ventures. Existing investors Icon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank also participated in the round.

Ripcord provides automation and software to provide customers with digitized records management. The company has raised $65 million to date.

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TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

TransUnion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by GIC.

Huvr raises $5M

Huvr, a cloud-based industrial asset management solution company, has raised $5 million.

American Express acquires fintech company Kabbage

American Express has entered into an agreement to acquire Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides cash flow management solutions to small businesses.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Equifax acquires Ansonia

Equifax has acquired Ansonia, a provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable data used by financial institutions, creditors, and businesses focused on the transportation and logistics industries.