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PassiveLogic activated $16M Series A financing

PassiveLogic activated $16M Series A financing

PassiveLogic, a company founded in 2016 with HQ in the Western US and 27 employees as of October 2020, creator of a platform for improving the effectiveness of buildings, has got $16M of Series A investments from Keyframe Capital, Addition, RET Ventures, A/O Proptech and NERP, reaching $19.2M of total investments from 7 investors.

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Temporal intimed $18.75M Series A Funding to grow its open source community and develop its cloud

Temporal intimed $18.75M Series A Funding to grow its open source community and develop its cloud

Temporal Technologies, a company founded in 2019 and Headquartered in the Greater Seattle Area in the US with 14 employees as of October 2020, that develops its open-source microservices orchestration platform for running mission-critical code at any scale, has secured $18.75M Round A funding from Sequoia Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Amplify Partners, Addition, getting the total amount of investments made in it to $25.5M from 4 investors. The financing will go to grow its existing open source community and develop a Temporal cloud offering. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights The founders of the startup are developers of the Cadence project (an open-source project at Uber Technologies Inc.). The success of Cadence made them think of their own full-fledged business in the industry. They are the only developers offering the end-to-end- process visibility to control data better and, what is more important, recognizing and working out errors appearing. This approach helped the […]

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Point Pickup pickups $30M Series A financing to innovate

Point Pickup pickups $30M Series A financing to innovate

Point Pickup, a company that provides the final-mile delivery model for many of the US-based eCommerce organizations, founded in 2015 and based in East Coast New England with 17 employees, has attracted $30M Round A funding from BBH Capital Partners as the next investments after the seed Round from private investors and Connecticut’s CT Innovations. The company offers same-day delivery service that can be ordered using its app and is the only platform offering pre-scheduled deliveries with favorite drivers while accommodating on-demand requests. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights BBH CP is the only investor of the Round, it is a venture wing of the Brown Brothers Harriman partnership bank. It is quite an unusual investment for a bank organization. Of course, BBH CP declares diversity in its investment interests, but there are two things: this is the first known investment BBH CP made in 20 years, and its parent structure BBH […]

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Skilljar educated $33M Series B Investments to provide more customer training

Skilljar educated $33M Series B Investments to provide more customer training

Skilljar, a customer training platform for enterprises to accelerate product adoption and improve customer retention, founded in 2013 with HQ in the Greater Seattle Area and 103 employees as of October 2020, obtained $33M in funding from Round B led by Insight Partners with the participation of existing investors Mayfield, Trilogy Equity Partners, Shasta Ventures. The funding will go to expand Skilljar’s team, fuel go-to-market programs, and accelerate product development. The total investments to the startup reached $53.1M from 12 investors. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights After we analyzed the deal in detail, we found out quite clear syndicate relations between SV, Mayfield, and IP.  SV and Mayfield are in the top 3 of their respective lists of preferred co-investors. For example, Skilljar’s Round A in March 2018. SV and Mayfield not only entered the Round together but also were both lead investors. IP also invests quite often with these two […]

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BEGiN learns to get $50M Series C investments to launch the first comprehensive early learning program

BEGiN learns to get $50M Series C investments to launch the first comprehensive early learning program

BEGiN, the developer of the proven early learning program HOMER, the award-winning education technology company that creates learning products to bring children the highest quality education, founded in 2011 and based in the Greater New York Area, with over 50 employees (legal entity Conscious Content Media, LLC) discovered Series C $50M financing from  LEGO Ventures, Sesame Workshop, 3one4 Capital, Trustbridge Partners, Interlock Partners to launch the industry’s first comprehensive early learning program across digital, physical, and in-person experiences, co-develop curriculum alongside trusted partners such as Sesame Workshop, and launch globally through distribution partners such as Gymboree Play & Music. The total investments in the startup reached $107.8 from 29 investors. Additionally, Liquidity Capital contributed $25M in trajectory-based funding for growth. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights BEGiN’s basis is the HOMER system it acquired in 2017 (at the time, HOMER was a digital system to teach children to read). BEGiN improved the […]

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ShipBob fulfilled $68M Series D to grow its capabilities

ShipBob fulfilled $68M Series D to grow its capabilities

ShipBob, Ecommerce Fulfillment Solutions for Online Brands, a company founded in 2014 with HQ in Chicago and 600+ employees, helping 3600+ Ecommerce online businesses to be more successful online by providing end-to-end fulfillment solution, has raised Series D Round of $68M in primary funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels, and Y Combinator, totaling the overall investments to $130.5M from 29 investors. The new capital will enhance the company’s capabilities to bring world-class fulfillment to more customers, fuel growth, expand its software platform, and scale its global fulfillment network. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights ShipBob has been originally building as a default eCommerce logistics solution for all direct-to-consumer brands around the world, and options developed in the platform can help the startup to reach the goal. ShipBob built its entire fulfillment technology stack, from its merchant-facing software to its warehouse management […]

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RoadRunner Recycling inflates $10M Series C financing to recycle even more

RoadRunner Recycling inflates $10M Series C financing to recycle even more

RoadRunner Recycling, a company providing tech-powered solutions for commercial waste recycling which helps businesses lower recurring costs for diverting waste from landfills, founded in 2014 and based in Northeastern US (HQ in Pittsburgh) with around 190 employees as of September 2020, has rounded Series C financing in the amount of $10M from Valo Ventures and Avery Dennison, in addition to the original Series C of $28.6M, reaching $84.1M of the total investment in the startup from 9 investors. The money generated will be spent to expand end-to-end waste and recycling management services, to at least 10 new markets across the US. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights This spin-off Round tells the investors are strongly sure about the future of RRR and its success in recycling the outdated and inefficient recycling sector. And that is quite understandable taking into consideration that RRR since it was founded back in 2014 expanded to serve […]

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Blueboard engaged $9.3M Series A investment to develop new rewards and incentives options for its platform

Blueboard engaged $9.3M Series A investment to develop new rewards and incentives options for its platform

Blueboard, an employee recognition and incentives platform powered by hand-curated experiences (both in-home and out in the world), founded in 2014 and incorporated in the SF Bay Area with 67 employees as of September 2020 headhunted Series A Round of financing in the amount of $9.3M from Origin Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Greycroft, Plug and Play, Gaingels, Martin Babinec, with total investments of $15.8M so far from 14 investors. The Blueboard platform makes it easy for companies to give meaningful employee rewards, incentives, and gifts—from one-of-a-kind to once-in-a-lifetime experiences; unlike cash or gift cards, experiential rewards are the best tool for motivating and engaging your employees, especially while we’re working remotely. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights The funding history of the startup launched as a kickstart from one of the biggest startup accelerator of the World, 500 Startups, with rasing a pre-seed Round from a bunch of super angel investors. That step […]

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Alloy identifies $40M Series B investment Round to hire more customers

Alloy identifies $40M Series B investment Round to hire more customers

Alloy, a developer of an identity verification platform used to check frauds and make identity management effective and simple for banks and financial institutions, founded in 2015 with HQ in New York City (legal name First Mile Group, Inc.), the number of employees is about 70, attracted Series B investment of $40M from Canapi Ventures (that led the Round), Avid Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Bessemer Venture, Primary Venture Partners, and Eniac Ventures. With previous Series A $12M financing the total investment reached $55.8M from 15 investors. The new funds will be used to build out its sales, marketing and engineering teams, and product development. Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights Canapi Ventures led the Round. The business profile of the fund fits ideally to Alloy, as Canapi’s strategy is “transforms financial services with API driven technology through strategic investments and partnerships”. Fund’s partner Walker Forehand, who joined the Alloy board, said they would […]

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Observe.AI raised $54M Series B investment for further growth

Observe.AI raised $54M Series B investment for further growth

Observe.AI, a leading company in Contact Center AI that specializes in the fields of machine learning, enterprise, big data, and analytics, founded on July 19 2017 and also known as Z21 Labs, Inc., with HQ in SF Bay Area and around 120 employees, received $54M Series B financing from Menlo Ventures, Next47 Ventures, and NGP Capital, in addition to the Round A $26M, totaling funding to $88.1M from 14 investors. The money received will help Observe.AI «to continue its momentum by helping the world’s top brands accurately transcribe and analyze every call while providing deeper visibility into customer service operations». Unicorn Nest Dataset Insights Observe.AI demonstrated excellent growth last year, that’s why investors show confidence in this startup. Since previous reports, Observe.AI hired over 100 employees and got over 150 customers with revenue growing 600%. Menlo Ventures has been closely following the transformation of the customer service landscape, and been […]

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