Shopping Club Privalia Gets Its Big One –

The group buying craze is gathering some serious venture leverage. Barcelona-based shopping club Privalia says first-half-of-year sales are up 158 percent to 3.5 million from last year, and now it’s taking a big funding round designed to catapult it further…

Index Ventures and General Atlantic are throwing money at the service, together with previous backer Highland Capital Partners, for a