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Nexthink Reaches $1.1 Billion Valuation with $180M in Series D Financing Round, Names Former Adobe CEO to its Board of Directors

– Nexthink reached $1.1bn valuation with $180m in Series D financing round.
– The round was led by Permira, through its Growth Opportunities Fund, and includes participation from existing investors including Highland Europe and Index Ventures.
Permira funds’ investment was made through the Growth Opportunities Fund, which focuses on minority investments in growth-focused businesses.
– The Permira funds have a strong track record of investing in technology, including investments in: TeamViewer, a leading global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions; Mirakl, a marketplace SaaS platform that empowers B2B and B2C organisations to launch and grow an enterprise marketplace at scale; Zwift, the global online fitness platform for cyclists and runners; and, Klarna, the leading innovative payments company.

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ImmunoMet Therapeutics Receives IND Clearance and Orphan Drug Designation from U.S. FDA for IM156 in Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Completes Financing

– ImmunoMet Therapeutics received IND clearance and orphan drug designation from the U.S. FDA for IM156 in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
– The Company also announced the closing of $7.0M in new financing by both existing and new investors that will be used, in part, to fund the Phase 1 program.
– The Company plans to initiate a single-site U.S. Phase 1 study in 32 healthy volunteers designed to characterize the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and effects of IM156 in Q1 2021.
– Data from this Phase 1 study will inform the design of a Phase 2 trial in patients with IPF.

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Cloud Computing Cloud Data Services Developer APIs Enterprise Software North America

Kong Raises $100 Million to Accelerate Cloud Connectivity

– Kong Inc. announced it has closed $100m Series D funding.
– The round was led by Tiger Global Management with participation from existing investors Index Ventures, CRV, GGV Capital and Andreessen Horowitz as well as new investor Goldman Sachs.
– This latest round brings Kong’s total funding to $171m, tripling its valuation to $1.4bn since the Series C round.
– The company will use the capital to scale its go-to-market operations, grow world-class Engineering and Customer Experience teams, and accelerate cloud connectivity with its new SaaS-based Kong Konnect service connectivity platform.
– Kong Konnect is a full-stack service connectivity platform designed for cloud native applications and delivered as a service.

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Analytics Information Technology North America Software

Iteratively Scores $5.4M

– Iteratively, a SaaS tool that helps data and product teams define, instrument and verify their analytics tracking, announces today that it has secured $5.4m in new capital led by Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Gradient Ventures.
– Zach Bratun-Glennon, Partner at Gradient Ventures, joins the board.

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Asia E-Learning EdTech Education STEM Education

Cuemath Raises $40M in Series C Funding

– Cuemath is a Bengaluru, India-based leader in online math learning.
– The company closed its $40m Series C financing round.
– The round was led by Lightstone Aspada and Alpha Wave Incubation with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital India, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Manta Ray.
– The new investment will be used to drive expansion of the platform globally and build on its launch in the US to further scale up in the geography, along with other international markets.

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Aerospace North America

Skyworks Aeronautics Announces $100 Million Investment Commitment from GEM as Company Seeks to Go Public in Coming Months

– Skyworks Aeronautics announced a $100m investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS (“GEM”), the Luxembourg based private alternative investment group.
– Under the agreement, GEM will provide Skyworks Aeronautics with a Share Subscription Facility of up to $100 million for a 36-month term following a public listing of the Skyworks Aeronautics common stock.
– Skyworks Aeronautics will control the timing and maximum amount of drawdowns under this facility and has no minimum drawdown obligation.
– Concurrent with a public listing of Skyworks Aeronautics shares, Skyworks Aeronautics will issue warrants to GEM to purchase up to 3% of the common stock of the company.

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Collaboration Enterprise Applications Enterprise Software Industrial Automation Intelligent Systems Internet Logistics North America Software Supply Chain Management

Slync.io Raises $60M Series B Funding

– Slync.io from Dallas develops a logistics operating process and system orchestration platform for global logistics providers and shippers.
– Series B $60m round led by Goldman Sachs Growth with participation from ACME Ventures, 235 Capital Partners, Correlation Ventures and other existing investors.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding the company’s business reach in Europe and Asia.
– Goldman Sachs’ John Giannuzzi will also join Slync’s board of directors.

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Europe Marketplace Mobile Payments Payments Real Estate

HousingAnywhere Raises €24M in Series C Funding; Acquires Kamernet

– HousingAnywhere from Rotterdam develops a rental accommodation marketplace for young professionals and international students.
– The company raised €24m in Series C funding.
– Backers included Ergeny Investments, and current investors VNV Global and Real Web, which led the round.
– Early-stage investor henQ Capital sold their stake.
– The new investment will be used to bring its marketplace and service offering to 17 more Focus Cities in Europe, to a total of 32, and to complete the acquisition of Kamernet, a Dutch classifieds website in the room, studio, and one-bedroom apartment categories.

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Cryptocurrency Financial Exchanges Financial Services FinTech North America Trading Platform

Robinhood Raises $3.4 Billion in Funding

– Robinhood is a Menlo Park, California-based provider of an online trading app.
– The company raised $3.4bn in funding.
– The round was led by Ribbit Capital with participation from existing investors including ICONIQ Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Index Ventures, and NEA.
– The new investment will be used to continue to invest in customer growth and build and enhance products that give more people access to the financial system.

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CleanTech Electric Vehicle Manufacturing North America Transportation

Rad Power Bikes Inks $150M

– Rad Power Bikes, North America’s largest ebike brand, today announced a minority investment of $150m from Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), Fidelity Management & Research Company, The Rise Fund, the global impact investing platform managed by TPG, and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
– Existing investors Durable Capital Partners LP and Vulcan Capital also participated in the round.
– The investment reflects a historic commitment to Rad Power Bikes’ vision of a world where transportation is energy-efficient, enjoyable and accessible to all.
– Rad Power Bikes will use this new funding to extend its market leadership, drive innovation, and scale retail and service offerings.

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