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When entering an unfamiliar society, it is wise to learn the local customs, the unspoken rules, and the names of its heroes, villains, and gods.

AimBrain, a London startup that offers “biometric identity” as a service to help fintech companies and other financial institutions fight fraud, has raised £4 million in Series A funding.

Here's a viewpoint that might cause you to do a double take: Actively seeking rejection means you're learning, adapting and getting that much closer to your destination.

Big news emerged from M&A land earlier this morning, when travel search giant Skyscanner revealed it had been acquired by one of China’s biggest online travel companies, Ctrip, in a deal worth £1.4 billion (USD$1.74 billion).

Transcriptic, a biotechnology startup that’s setting out to reinvent how biological research is carried out, has raised $13.4 million in a new round of funding led by Data Collective, with participation from new investors Digital Science and WuXi AppTec. Other existing investors also contributed to the round, including AME Cloud Ventures.

RiskIQ, a startup with a new kind of security technology, has raised $30.5 million in a third round of funding.

Russian lending platform Blackmoon has raised $2.5 million in funding from Target Global, A&NN Group, Flint Capital, and a number of unnamed private investors.

Raising the right amount of capital from the correct investor is perhaps one of the most crucial tasks for an entrepreneur. Analogous to matrimony, while finding the right investor would ensure the longevity of the enterprise, a wrong match may provide to be completely detrimental for your business.

BioConsortia, Inc., innovator of microbial solutions for natural plant trait enhancement and crop yield improvement, announced that it has raised this year a total of $12 million for future growth. Last week, BioConsortia closed an $8 million equity round of investment financed by existing investors, Khosla Ventures and Otter Capital, and earlier in the year raised $4 million of venture debt from Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank.

Relay Ventures has closed its third fund at $150 million (CAD$220 million), as the Canada-based venture capital (VC) firm looks to target early-stage investments across the U.S. and Canada.