Kony Solutions has raised $15 million in funding, according to The Next Web. The startup provides a mobile app development platform for enterprise users. The Series C funding round comes from Insight Venture Partners.
Investors are pumping cash into Mashable and Business Insider, which have raised $17 million and $25 million in funding rounds led by Time Warner Investments and Axel Springer SE, respectively. The funding will be used to expand both publications’ video efforts and hire up to 100 new journalists. [Source: The Wall Street Journal]
Google has expanded a feature which allows Gmail users to easily send each other money from the United States to the United Kingdom. The feature requires a Google Wallet account to work and is limited to consumers over 18 years old. [Source: Google]
Facebook has posted its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2014. The results: $3.85 billion in revenue with quarter-over-quarter user growth of 2.9 percent, bringing it to 1.39 billion monthly active users. (Though it’s worth noting that number counts people who use Facebook to log in to other services, not people who actively participate on the company’s social network.) The company beat expectations. [Source: Facebook]
Techstars has raised a new $150 million fund to make seed and Series A investments in startups. It has also added three new partners — Slicehost’s Jason Seats, Filtrbox’s Ari Newman, and investor Nicole Garlos — to help manage the fund. [Source: Techstars]
Gawker founder Nick Denton plans to raise $15 million in debt as he expands the publication’s focus to include more investigative journalism and less emphasis on the viral content which fueled the network’s growth last year. [Source: Business Insider]