Another week, another threat to your personal data.
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This breach doesn’t have the blackmail potential of, say, the Ashley Madison affair, but this is nevertheless a great time to give all those logins in your password manager a refresh.
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Privacy concerns aside, last week’s news was largely dominated by Google’s I/O conference. The company is looking to take on Siri and Amazon’s Echo, among other things. You can find all the details on what was announced in our wrap-up of the event.
At Index we gather tech coverage into one platform for tech enthusiasts to keep up with the news and access that data. In this series, we fill you in at the start of every week on what’s been happening in tech.
A look at the big picture
In the past week, Index logged 223 funding events from 30 different countries. The top 10 countries from North America and Europe in terms of number of rounds can be seen below:
This week in North America there were 130 investments made at a total of $10 billion in capital deployment. A larger than usual amount, due in part to big deals like Warren Buffet’s $1 billion investment in Apple. Similarly, Tesla Motors brought in $1.42 billion in new capital after a stock sale last week. Check out the breakdown in series in North America below:
Europe saw 46 funding rounds for a total of $700 million. The week’s largest round was hauled in by Belgium-based mobile sales tool Showpad. The company took in $50 million in a Series C round from Hummingbird Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Dawn Capital. Below you can see the breakdown of rounds for the week.
A look back
In this section we look back at the past eight weeks and compare Angel and Seed level rounds, and Series A rounds in both regions. The charts show the fluctuations in average capital volume of the rounds.
Last week’s must-reads
Facebook To Sell Video Ads On Behalf of Other Firms [Wall Street Journal]
SEC: Cyber security is the biggest risk to the global financial system [Business Insider]
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