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2017 Q1

3 + 2
Curators of Video Chat
$50,000,000 Venture capital
TechCrunch

Gamer chat tool Discord secretly raised ~$50M as insiders cashed out

Funding Strategy
Wareable

Best VR headsets 2017: HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared

Re/code

Facebook wants to know why teens are using group video app Houseparty

VentureBeat

5 bots to try this week: Spider-Man, Discord Dungeons, Beam, Pizza Bottle, and Kim Kardashian

VentureBeat

Discord's voice communications app for gamers quadruples to 45 million users

Funding Gaming
Wareable

Best VR headsets 2017: HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared

TechCrunch , The Verge , TNW , +2

Twitch to relaunch Curse, acquired last year, as the more social Twitch Desktop App

Acquisition
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , PE Hub

Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million

Funding
e27

This startup is a white-label WhatsApp that lets enterprises build their own private chat channels

TechCrunch

Tandem is a messaging app where language learners chat

Acquisition
Added by
via miamiherald

Miami startup LiveNinja is acquired by telecom player

Tech.eu , EU-Startups

busuu teams up with Uber for English course for drivers

TechCrunch

Houseparty now lets you chat without notifying all your friends

seedrs

Tandem

Finextra

House of Fraser invests £35m in neobank Tandem

£35,000,000 Undisclosed
SiliconANGLE Media

U.K. department store House of Fraser invests £35m in app-only banking startup Tandem - SiliconANGLE

Payments Apps & Services
Business Insider

Here's how to use Houseparty, the live video app that teens are going crazy for

Apps
$50,000,000 Venture capital
@joshk via WSJD

Video Chat App Houseparty Racks Up VC Interest

TechCrunch

Gamer chat app Discord hits 25 million users, can now be used in developers’ own games

€9,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
Tech.eu , TechCrunch

German video messaging app Dubsmash lands €9 million

Funding