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Niio announces $15M Series A following strategic partnership with Samsung Displays

– Niio, a digital art platform, raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by L Catterton, a joint venture between LVMH and Catterton, Entrée Capital and Pico Venture Partners.
– Additional investors also joined, including Saga VC, as well as leading artists, art collectors, museums, gallerists and trustees at institutions such as MOMA and Guggenheim as well as Shalom McKenzie, an online gambling entrepreneur and investor who also invests in NFTs.
– The company will use its capital to grow its artist community and scale its app-enabled subscription and purchase platform, which is blockchain–based and will include a trading-enabled marketplace for NFTs and other digital art assets.

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Burb Announces $4 Million Funding Round to Expand Retail Operations In British Columbia and Launch Products In Ontario and United States

– Burb Cannabis Corp. (“Burb” or the “Company”), a global cannabis lifestyle brand and high-end retailer with branded products and apparel, has successfully closed its $4M Series A funding round, led by Connecticut-based private equity group KarpReilly.
– The Company also closed the round with participation from American record label 300 Entertainment CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Liles.
– Burb plans to deploy this capital to increase its network of cannabis retail stores in British Columbia (BC) and to support the launch of its private label, Burb-branded cannabis products across Canada and into California.

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Provi Raises $75M in Series C Funding

– Provi is a Chicago IL-based online ordering platform for the for the beverage alcohol industry.
– Company raised $75M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by D1 Capital Partners with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Nosara Capital and CPMG and Instacart President Nilam Ganenthiran.
– The new investment will be used to expand throughout the market, hire and scale its platform.

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SunShare Receives $30M Equity Investment from Ember Infrastructure

– SunShare is a Denver-based community solar developer.
– Company secured $30m equity commitment from Ember Infrastructure, a private equity platform investing in diversified sustainable infrastructure assets and companies.
– The investment will accelerate SunShare’s business model of combining market innovation with full life-cycle solar development and ownership capabilities and allow it to expand into new states.

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Rose Technology Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding

– Rose Technology from NYC develops a platform for companies to collect, analyze, and generate revenue from data.
– Series A $5.5m round was led by Portage Ventures with participation from BoxGroup and Sound Ventures.
– The company will use the funds to expand operations and business reach.

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Alpha Medical Raises $24M in Series B Funding

– Alpha Medical is a women’s virtual primary care company.
– Company raised $24m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by SpringRock Ventures, Margo Georgiadis, Outcomes Collective Growth Capital, FMZ Ventures, Samsung Next, Chamaeleon, AV8 Ventures, and GSR Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Blockdaemon Raises $155 Million In Series B Funding Making it the World’s Largest Blockchain Node Infrastructure Company

– Blockdaemon closed a Series B funding round of USD $155m with a valuation of $1.255b, making it the world’s largest blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures, and Morgan Creek Digital.
– This follows the company’s Series A Round in June 2021 of $28m, as well as previous strategic investments, bringing the total to just under $190m.
– Over the last 90 days, Blockdaemon has significantly accelerated its growth and increased its managed node count from 8,000 to 18,000, more than doubling its operational footprint.

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Bruvi Raises $7M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Bruvi is a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-beverage and multi-brand single-serve coffee system.
– The company raised $7m in pre-series A funding.
– Investors included high net worth individuals, family offices as well as entrepreneurs represented by The Merchant Club.
– Additionally, venture capital funds include Terpsi Capital, 9Yards Capital, Cambridge Companies SPG, Miroma Ventures and M1 on behalf of BIA, a food and coffee conglomerate in the Americas.
– The company intends to use the funds to pay for manufacturing, software development, brewer inventory and digital advertising expenses, as it prepares for pre-orders in November 2021 and national launch in Q1 2022.

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Centivo raises $51 million as more employers seek affordable, quality healthcare for their employees

– Centivo, a new health plan for self-funded employers that is anchored around leading providers of value-based care, announced today that it has raised an additional $51 million in funding.
B Capital Group, a leading global technology investor, and Maverick co-led the round.
– Additional existing investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Company Ventures, Define Ventures, F-Prime Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Ingleside Investors, Nassau Street Ventures, an AVG fund and various individuals also participated.
– These funds will support Centivo’s rapid growth and expansion amid increased demand from employers for health plans that are structurally built to address employee healthcare affordability.

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Oyster Announces New Funding

– Oyster, the company that makes hiring talented people around the world compliant, human, and delightful.
– Company has announced investments from PayPal Ventures and HR Tech Investments, an affiliate of Indeed.

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Portal Raises $8.5M From Coinbase Ventures and Other Investors to Bring Bitcoin-based DeFi to the Masses

– Portal is a self-hosted Layer 2 wallet and true cross-chain DEX on Bitcoin that makes atomic swaps between Bitcoin and other digital assets fast, secure, and private.
– Company announced the closing of an $8.5 million funding round to build a self-sovereign and uncensorable DeFi on Bitcoin.
– Portal offers the speed and liquidity of centralized platforms with the trust minimization guarantees of Bitcoin. From spot markets to options, p2p lending and borrowing, all using on-chain, peer to peer contracts and without third party custody or control, Portal unlocks Bitcoin’s potential to actually decentralize finance.
– Portal is built on top of its Layer 2 and Layer 3 technology, called Fabric, which is an open-source toolbox for deploying censorship-resistant layers on top of the Bitcoin base layer. Fabric enables the completely private, off-chain execution of “smart contracts” for asset issuance, P2P swaps, staking, liquidity, derivatives, and more.

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Genially raises $20M to make interactive content a global standard

– Genially, a leading interactive content creation platform, has raised $20M with its latest round of funding.
– Their Series B financing was led by the U.S. venture capital firms 645 Ventures and Owl Ventures and aims to accelerate the company’s goal to set a global standard in content creation.
– They were joined by the European venture capitalists DN Capital and Brighteye Ventures and successful entrepreneurs like s16VC and Kahoot founders.
– This capital injection advances Genially’s place as a leader in interactive content.

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Blackbird.AI Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Blackbird.AI is a NYC-based AI-driven Disinformation Intelligence Platform.
– The company closed a $10m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Dorilton Ventures, with participation from new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures and Richard Clarke. Existing investor NetX also participated.
– The new investment will be used to scale up the engineering and sales teams, fast-track new product development, and accelerate platform adoption by a global client base.

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Credence MedSystems Raises $39.9M in Funding

– Credence MedSystems, a Menlo Park, CA-based provider of drug delivery systems, raised $39.9M in funding.
– The round was led by Novartis Pharma AG and Molex Ventures LLC.
– The investment will be directed towards scaling of production capacity for the Credence Companion® and Dual Chamber Reconstitution Systems as well as development of other members of the company’s platform of innovative drug delivery systems, including its connected health portfolio.

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Propel Announces $20 Million Series C to Help Manufacturers Deliver Long Term Customer Engagement

– Propel announced it has raised $20m in Series C financing.
– The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Green D Ventures and TIFF.
– The company has raised a total of $48m in funding to date.
– With this new round of funding, Propel will continue its development of Product 360 – the only unified quality management (QMS), product lifecycle management (PLM) and commercialization solution built on Salesforce.
– By connecting product, quality, customer and supplier information in a single platform, Product 360 helps manufacturers launch products faster, simplify quality and compliance, and improve their employee user experience.

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Swirl Raises $250K in Pre Seed Funding

– Swirl is a Vadodara, India-based Live Commerce SaaS platform.
– The company raised USD250k in pre-seed funding.
– Investors included Asheesh Khaneja – Ex WW Executive IBM, Siddarth Razdan – Founder Indianivesh FirstBridge Fund, Vineet Sharma – VP Brandscope (Dentsu), Nirmal Shah – Prism Advisory, Gaurav Agarwal – Freedom Financial Network, and others.
– The company intends to use the funds to grow in India, and optimize its platform.

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Workflow automation startup Daylight lands $12.3M

– Toronto, Canada-based Daylight, formerly FormHero, announced it has raised $12.3 million in a series A round led by RTP Global, Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Golden Ventures.
– The company says the funds, which bring its total raised to $14.56 million, will be used to support go-to-market activities and expand the capabilities of its automation platform.
– A growing number of businesses are investing in tech-powered solutions to minimize repetitive office processes. In a 2020 McKinsey survey, 66% of enterprises said they were piloting platforms to automate at least one business process. And in a survey conducted by ServiceNow, 86% of respondents said that by 2020 their organizations would require intelligent automation to keep up with business requirements.

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Nomad Health Raises $63 Million in Funding to Address Healthcare Staffing Shortages Across the Country as COVID Surges Yet Again

– Nomad Health, the leading digital marketplace for temporary healthcare jobs, announced the completion of $63m in new equity and debt financing.
Adams Street Partners led, and all existing investors participated, including Icon Ventures, Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures, First Round Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank.
– With this financing, the business has raised over $100m since the company’s inception in 2015.
– The funding will be used to support Nomad Health’s explosive growth, allowing the company to double down on efforts to hire, invest in the technology platform, and grow its national footprint.
– As the demands on the healthcare system have reached historic levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need and urgency for temporary healthcare staffing solutions has substantially increased.

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Pager Secures $70M in Funding

– Pager is a virtual care navigation and collaboration platform.
– Company raised $70m in Series C funding.
–  The Series-C round was led by Susquehanna Private Equity Investments, an affiliate of Susquehanna International Group LLLP (SIG), and included new and existing financial and strategic investors, including an affiliate of Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s largest health insurer. Debt financing was provided by Silicon Valley Bank.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale capacity to meet record pipeline demand, accelerate innovation of the platform, and support the geographic expansion to new markets in the United States, Latin America and worldwide.

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Dispense Raises $2M in Seed Funding

– Dispense is a New York-based digital dispensary management platform.
– The company raised $2M in Seed funding.
– The round was led by NextView Ventures with participation from Poseidon Asset Management, Achari Ventures along with Arrive and Wayne Chang.
– The new investment will be used to hire talent, continue developing and enhancing their product, and scale their sales and marketing efforts.

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Clovers Scores $15M Seed Financing Round

– Clovers, a human resources technology firm leveraging conversational intelligence to improve interviewing and hiring practices, today announced it has raised $15m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Greycroft and Alpha Edison with participation from Crosslink Capital, Acadian Ventures, Fika Ventures and Act One Ventures.
– Clovers is the intelligent interview platform that uses human and conversational intelligence to accelerate hiring, uncover bias, and put the right people in the right role every time.

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Osano, a data compliance platform, raises $11M

– Osano, a data privacy platform that helps websites become compliant with international regulations, announced that it closed a $11 million funding round led by Jump Capital, bringing its total raised to $22.3 million.
– The company says that the money will be used to support international expansion as well as hire additional sales, marketing, and engineering staff.
– Compliance remains a major challenge for enterprises. Businesses in the U.S. on average spent $10,000 per employee on regulatory costs, according to a report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Moreover, one whitepaper found that spending on incident response has almost doubled since 2011 as organizations aim to combat a record number of data breaches.

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PhenoTips Closes CAD $2.5M Funding Round Led by GreenSky Capital for Software to Transform Medical Genetics

– PhenoTips announced that it has raised CAD $2.5m in an oversubscribed seed fundraising round led by the GreenSky Accelerator Fund IV.
– The round includes the support of the Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners, Thin Air Labs, Yorkville Partners, and angel investors including members of the GreenSky President’s Club.
– PhenoTips empowers healthcare providers to deliver precision medicine with the most complete and interoperable software solution for medical genetics.
– The company plans to double the size of its twelve-person Canada-based team and expand its cloud-based product offerings.

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Xealth Secures $24 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Digital Health

– Xealth, the leader in enabling digital health at scale, announced that the company has secured $24 million in Series B funding led by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health.
– Seven additional health systems – Banner Health, ChristianaCare, Cone Health, Memorial Hermann, Nebraska Medicine, Novant Health and Stanford Health Care – join existing health system investors Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic, Froedtert & MCW Health Network, MemorialCare Innovation Fund, Providence and UPMC.
– This brings the company’s total funding to date to $52.6 million.
– Use of digital therapeutics and remote patient monitoring is accelerating as they help fill a necessary role in extending care options for patients.

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Almanac Raises $34 Million in Series A Funding Led by Tiger Global

– Almanac announced the close of a $34m Series A financing round led by Tiger Global.
– The round was joined by Floodgate Fund, General Catalyst, and 50 leading technology operators, including Joshua Reeves, Ryan Caldbeck, Alex MacCaw, Zack Kanter, Jack Altman, Leore Avidar, and Dennis Crowley.
– Demand for Almanac’s operating system for remote work skyrocketed this year as COVID-19 forced rapid, widespread adoption of tools designed for remote and distributed teams.
– The investment will enable Almanac to continue providing best-in-class support and services for its fast-growing customer base, including leading remote companies like IRL and Remote. In addition, Almanac will advance technology and interoperability to deliver the most user-friendly operating system on the market.

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858 Therapeutics Launches with Proven Team and $60 Million Series A Financing

– 858 Therapeutics has raised $60m in Series A financing.
– The round was led by founding investor Versant Ventures, with participation from NEA, Cormorant Asset Management and Logos Capital.
– 858 is a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.
– The company’s lead program is a novel small molecule inhibitor of the PI3K/mTOR pathway that is being developed for the treatment of solid tumors that are resistant to existing therapies.
– The Series A proceeds will allow 858 to enter the clinic with its lead candidates that have potential to treat cancers that are resistant to current therapies.

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IVX Health Secures $100 Million Growth Investment from Great Hill Partners to Accelerate New Market Expansion

– IVX Health announced the completion of a $100m Series F minority investment from Great Hill Partners.
– Great Hill joins IVX Health’s existing investors including Linden Structured Capital, McKesson Ventures, Health Velocity Capital, and Nueterra Capital.
– IVX Health offers an alternative to hospital-based infusion and injection services, transforming the patient experience by providing a superior level of service in a cost-effective, convenient site of care.
– IVX Health was also named to the prestigious Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work list for a third consecutive year. The organization continues to maintain an industry-leading 97 Net Promoter Score from its patient population.
– Evercore served as financial advisor to IVX Health and TripleTree, LLC served as financial advisor to Great Hill.

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Boom Entertainment Raises $15M in Series A Funding

– Boom Entertainment (formerly known as Boom Sports) is a NYC-based creator of sports gaming apps.
– The company raised $15M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Sands Capital with participation from Defy Partners, Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Rush Street Interactive, TEGNA, Bettor Capital, Velo Capital, Alpha Bridge Ventures, and Heatwave Partners.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating the company’s expansion into real-money gaming products.

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ClickHouse Raises $50M in Series A Funding

– ClickHouse is a New York-based provider of an online analytical processing (OLAP) database management system.
– Company raised $50m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Index Ventures and Benchmark with participation from Yandex N.V.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and expand operations.

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eVisit Closes $45 Million in Series B Funding Round Led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management

– eVisit is the leading Virtual Care platform for large healthcare providers, raised a $45 million Series B financing.
– The round led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), with participation from Texas Health Resources, Tom Burton and Steve Barlow (Co-founders of Health Catalyst), and existing insiders.
– eVisit will invest the capital to drive growth by building out its Virtual Care platform and scaling up its sales and marketing efforts.

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WurkNow Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– WurkNow is a digital staffing and workforce management platform for hourly work.
– Company raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Newport Hayseed Group.
– The new investment will be used to optimize the company’s user base and product offering, including investments in new product development, staff growth and scaling its brand and market presence.

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Vintra Secures $9.125M in Funding

– Vintra, Inc. from San Jose develops AI-powered video analytics solutions.
– The company raised $9.125M in funding.
– The round was led by Morpheus Ventures with participation from Lavrock Ventures and existing investors – Vertex Ventures US and Bonfire Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding the company’s operations and business reach.

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Sorare Raises $680M in Series B Funding; Valued at $4.3 Billion

– Sorare is a Paris, France, NFT-based fantasy football platform.
– The company raised $680m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Softbank with participation from Atomico, Bessemer Ventures, D1 Capital, Eurazeo, IVP, Liontree and existing investors Benchmark, Accel and Headline, as well as football players Gerard Piqué, Antoine Griezmann, Rio Ferdinand and César Azpilicueta.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth within football while also replicating its model in other sports, expand its team by hiring across key roles, and launch marketing campaigns with partners, athletes, and media companies.

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Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

– Lightricks, an Israeli mobile photo and video editing company, raised $130m funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and Hanaco Venture Capital and includes new investors Migdal Insurance, Altshuler Shaham and Shavit Capital.
– Existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Claltech, Harel Insurance and Finance, and Greycroft also participated.
– The company has raised $335m to date.
– It has been best known for its photo-editing app Facetune.

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9am.health launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

– 9am.health, a virtual diabetes clinic, raised $3.7m seed funding.
– The round was led by Founders Fund, Define Ventures, Speedinvest and iSeed Ventures.
– The company plans to target the 1 in 3 people living with diabetes in the United States.

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Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible

– Maqsad, a mobile-only education platform startup, raised $2.1m in pre-seed funding.
– The round was led by Indus Valley Capital and joined by Alter Global, Fatima Gobi Ventures and several angel investors from Pakistan, the Middle East and Europe.
– The company will use the proceeds for developing in-house content, such as production studio, academics and animators, as well as bolstering R&D and engineering.

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Altana AI Raises $15M Series A Investment to Build the Single Source of Truth On the Global Supply Chain

– Altana AI is helping enterprises, governments, and logistics providers navigate these changes by connecting them to a shared source of truth on the global supply chain.
– Altana AI has secured $15m in Series A funding, led by GV (formerly Google Ventures).
Floating Point, Ridgeline Partners, and existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Schematic Ventures joined the round.

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Saviynt Raises $130M to Further Accelerate Its Growth in Enterprise Identity Security Market Following Record First Half of 2021

– Saviynt closed $130m in financing from HPS Investment Partners and PNC Bank.
– The latest funding brings Saviynt’s total capital raised to $170m.
– Saviynt will use the additional resources to meet the increasing demand for its cloud-based identity solution by significantly growing its investments in R&D and personnel.
– Saviynt’s success comes as rising cyber risks and identity-related security breaches have forced enterprises worldwide to rethink their approach to security, with identity management becoming the foundation for Zero Trust.
– Saviynt’s growing leadership position in the market is reflected by its product innovation, Global 2000 customer wins, expansion to new regions, and launching of key strategic partnerships.

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GOOD Meat, a Division of Eat Just, Inc., Raises $267 Million, Adds Former USDA Secretary to Advisory Board

– Eat Just, Inc. announced that its GOOD Meat division has secured $97 million in new funding.
– The overall $267 million fundraise is the largest to date in the burgeoning cultivated meat sector, which analysts predict could become a $25 billion global industry by 20301.
– New and previously announced investors include UBS O’Connor, a hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management; Graphene Ventures; K3 Ventures; Resilience Reserve, a venture capital fund founded by entrepreneur Rob Reid and TED curator Chris Anderson; businessman Fernando Chico Pardo and others.
– GOOD Meat will use the funds to increase capacity and accelerate research and development for high-quality, real meat made directly from animal cells.
– ABG, LLC; BofA Securities, Inc.; Guggenheim Securities and VERSO Capital advised on the transaction.

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3D BioFibR Inc. Raises New Capital to Scale Up Manufacturing in an Oversubscribed Round

– Aera technology announced an $80m Series C financing round bringing total investment in the company to $170m.
– Participants in this capital raise included further investments from current investors, including Concrete Ventures, as well as new investors, including Globalive Capital.
– Aera is the cognitive technology that enables the Self-Driving Enterprise™. Using data crawling, industry models, and AI, Aera automates and augments how decisions are made and executed.
– New round will accelerate Aera’s investment in its Cognitive Operating System™, Self-Driving Skills™, and global expansion to enable companies around the world to run like digital natives.

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SmartLabs Announces $250 Million Series B and Update of Proprietary Laboratory OS

– SmartLabs, a Boston-based Laboratory-as-a-Service (LaaS) leader, announced the raise of a $250m Series B financing.
– The funding round was led by ArrowMark Partners. New investment partners include Winslow Capital Management and Onex Falcon, joined by existing investors Conversion Venture Capital (CVC2) and Breed’s Hill Capital.
– The funding will fuel the company’s accelerated growth, with a plan to scale operations to 2m sq ft within five years.
– In addition, SmartLabs announced the launch of the fourth version of its proprietary laboratory operations system (SmartLabs OS) which was first pioneered and introduced in 2016.

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Near Space Labs closes $13M Series A to send more Earth imaging robots to the stratosphere

– Near Space Labs, a geospatial intelligence startup, raised $13m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Crosslink Capital and joined by Toyota Ventures and existing investors Leadout Capital and Wireframe Ventures.
– Near Space Labs also announced that Crosslink partner Phil Boyer has joined its board.
– Near Space Labs is focused on urbanized areas where change happens very rapidly.
– The company has named its platform “Swifty”.
– Each one is capable of reaching altitudes between 60,000 and 85,000 feet and capturing 400-1,000 square kilometers of imagery per flight.
– The company sells the data it collects and has developed an API through which customers can access the data via a subscription model.

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FloBiz Raises $31M in Series B Funding

– FloBiz is an Indian neobank for the Indian SMBs.
– Company raised $31m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Sequoia Capital India, Think Investments and its existing investors Elevation Capital & Beenext, with participation from angels like Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Paytm), Kunal Shah (CRED), Jiten Gupta (Jupiter), Amrish Rau (Pine Labs), Neeraj Arora (HalloApp), Nitin Gupta (Uni Cards), Ankit Tomar (Bizongo), Sayali Karanjkar (PaySense) and Krishnan Menon (BukuKas), along with 9Unicorns and Whiteboard Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds for team expansion, product development and scaling distribution.

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Wellthy Announces a Strategic Investment and Partnership With Workday Ventures

– Wellthy received a strategic investment from Workday Ventures and joined the Workday Software Partner Program.
– As a Workday Software Partner, Wellthy plans to build a product integration for shared customers to leverage, which will differentiate their benefit offerings with caregiving support for their employees.
– Wellthy matches families with a dedicated Care Coordinator who manages their care plan, advocates for loved ones, and tackles tasks across medical, in-home, financial, legal, housing, and social and emotional needs.

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Intrance Medical Systems Raises $8 Million to Support Development of Its Innovative Therapy for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

– Intrance Medical Systems Inc. secured USD $8m from prominent Swedish real estate investor Erik Selin through his private company, Erik Selin Fastigheter AB.
– Funding will be used to initiate the U.S. clinical development program for its fixed-dose combination treatment of carbidopa, entacapone and levodopa for enteral infusion in advanced Parkinson’s disease patients.
– The product is currently marketed as Lecigon® in the Nordic countries and certain European markets.
– Intrance Medical Systems was established in 2018 as an independent spin-out from Sweden-based Lobsor Pharmaceuticals AB, founded by Ulf Rosén and Roger Bolsöy.

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Fivetran to Acquire HVR; Announces $565 Million in Series D Funding

– Fivetran, the leading provider of automated data integration, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HVR, a leading provider of enterprise data replication technology.
– The acquisition will allow Fivetran to provide breakthrough database replication performance along with enterprise-grade security to address the massive market for modernizing analytics for operational data associated with ERP systems, Oracle databases, and more.
– Fivetran also announced it has raised a $565 million Series D round, consisting of new and existing investors. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) led the round with participation from existing investors General Catalyst, CEAS Investments, Matrix Partners, and others, along with new investors ICONIQ Capital, D1 Capital Partners and YC Continuity. Fivetran has raised $730 million to date. The company is now valued at $5.6 billion.

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Bzaar bags $4M to enable US retailers to source home, lifestyle products from India

– Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India.
– The U.S.-based company announced that it raised $4m in seed funding, led by Canaan Partners, and including angel investors Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, PhonePe founders Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, Addition founder Lee Fixel and Helion Ventures co-founder Ashish Gupta.
– Nishant Verman and Prasanth Nair co-founded Bzaar in 2020 and consider their company to be like a “fair without borders,” Verman put it.

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Membrion raises $3M for wastewater treatment tech and plans to double size of Seattle facility

– Membrion, a Seattle startup that manufactures specialized membranes for treating wastewater, has added $3 million to an earlier Series A funding round.
– The 5-year-old spinout from the University of Washington plans to double the size of its Seattle manufacturing facility and hire 10 more people.
– Membrion’s ceramic desalinization membranes can be used to treat wastewater from toxic manufacturing processes, removing salt and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic and copper.
– The company was founded by chemical engineering expert Greg Newbloom, who serves as CEO, and has been working for years on filtering technology for use in fuel cells and water desalination systems.
– Newbloom said Membrion‘s technology has been proven to economically treat harsh and complex wastewater streams.

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ClickHouse, Inc. Announces Incorporation, Along With $50M In Series A Funding

– ClickHouse announced their decision to officially incorporate as a company: ClickHouse, Inc along with nearly $50M in Series A funding led by Index Ventures and Benchmark with participation by Yandex N.V. and others.
– The creator of ClickHouse, Alexey Milovidov (CTO), will be joined by co-founders and seasoned enterprise software executives, Yury Izrailevsky (President, Product and Technology) and Aaron Katz (CEO).
– ClickHouse technology was first developed over 10 years ago at Yandex, Europe’s leading internet service corporation.
– It was initially created to power Yandex.Metrica, the second-largest web analytics platform in the world.
– ClickHouse increased that speed to hundreds of millions of rows per second.

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Airwallex Raised US$200 Million Series E Funding Round Led by Lone Pine Capital

– Airwallex announced it has raised US$200m in an oversubscribed Series E financing round, increasing the company’s valuation to US$4b.
– This latest investment follows an extended Series D capital raise earlier this year in March, cementing Airwallex’s position as one of the fastest growing unicorns amid an unprecedented business environment affected by COVID.
– The investment will support Airwallex’s global expansion and enable the company to accelerate multiple product development initiatives across its five engineering hubs, grow its sales and commercial teams and increase its breadth of offerings for SMEs and larger enterprises operating in the digital economy.

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Blueground Raises $180 Million in New Funding to Accelerate Growth as Demand Rises for Flexible Rentals

– Blueground announced that it has raised $180m in Series C financing.
– In this round, Blueground raised $140m in equity financing led by WestCap, with participation from Geolo Capital, VentureFriends, and Prime Ventures.
– In addition, Blueground raised a $40m debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank.
– Together with this new round, Blueground has raised a total of $258m.
– With more than 5,000 apartments across 15 major cities globally, Blueground is reinventing the future of living by making apartments available globally for people where they want, when they want, on the terms they want.
– Through its network of beautifully designed and fully furnished apartments, guests are able to stay in some of the most desirable neighborhoods and cities throughout the world for a month, a year, or more.

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Aircover Raises $3M in Seed Funding

– Aircover is a San Mateo CA-based real-time sales platform provider.
– Company raised $3m in Seed funding.
– The round was led by Defy Partners, with participation from Firebolt Ventures, Flex Capital and Ridge Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating product development.

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musicube Raises $560K in Funding

– musicube is a Hamburg, Germany-based provider of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the music industry.
– The company raised $560k in funding.
– The round was led by Holger Hübner, co-founder of the Wacken Open Air, one of the world’s largest Metal festivals.
– The new investment will be used to expand into the U.S. market and deliver scalable solutions for the music streaming market.

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Flippa Raises $11M in Series A Funding

– Flippa is an Austin, Texas-based global online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets.
– The company raised $11m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by OneVentures through its 1V Growth Fund V, with participation from: Andrew Walsh (ex-CEO Hitwise, acquired by Experian); Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz – Co-founders of Flippa, as well as 99designs; Gabby & Hezi Leibovich (Founders of Catch.com.au); Guy King and Bevan Clarke (Founders of RetailMeNot.com); Tim O’Neill and Tim Fouhy (Founders of Reactive Media).
– The company plans to use the proceeds of its Series A round to double its headcount to more than 100 employees, hiring globally including in Melbourne, San Francisco, Austin, and also remotely, across all departments including engineering, product, sales, marketing and more, and expand its platform product functionality, including scaling its proprietary business valuation tool.

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New Core Tech Raises USD 35M in Series C Funding

– New Core Tech is a Shanghai, China-based manufacturing company.
– The company raised USD 35M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by XiaoMi, Shunwei Capital with participation from Northern Light Venture Capital and Cowin Capital.
– The new investment will be used to partnership and channel expansion and talent acquisition.

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The ORG Raises $20M in Series B Funding

– The Org is a New York-based network startup.
– Company raised $20m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Tiger Global with participation from Sequoia, Founders Fund, Balderton Capital, Thursday Ventures, Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, Neeraj Arora, Gavin Baker.
– The new investment will be used to double the team focusing on product, distribution and monetization and expand their offices and move beyond New York and Copenhagen.

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Amolyt Pharma Raises $80M in Series B Financing

– Amolyt Pharma from Lyon develops therapeutic peptides for rare endocrine and related diseases.
– The company closed an $80m Series B round.
– The round was co-led by Sectoral Asset Management and Andera Partners, with participation from ATEM Capital, LSP, Novo Holdings (Novo Ventures), Kurma Partners, Mass General Brigham Ventures, Innobio 2 managed by Bpifrance, Orbimed, Pontifax, Eurazeo, Sham Innovation Santé/Turenne Capital and Credit Agricole Creation.
– The company plans to use the proceeds from the financing to advance its pipeline of potential therapeutics for rare endocrine and related diseases, including clinical development of AZP-3601 for hypoparathyroidism, pre-clinical development of AZP-3813 for acromegaly and ongoing research related to AZP-3404, and to further expand its early-stage pipeline through both internal research and development activities and potential in-licensing opportunities.

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Australia and Oceania Internet

zkTube Raises $15M in Funding

– zkTube Labs is a Melbourne, Australia-based Ethereum Cross-Rollup Layer 2 protocol.
– The company raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by the Singapore DASH Foundation with participation from Canada OneUni Capital, Amplio Capital (Bitmart), Chainfir Capital, YFund, July Capital and other institutions.
– The funds will be used for the comprehensive operation of the Mainnet including Mainnet mining, PayTube Wallet, and the Layer 2 ecosystem construction.

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Self Financial Raises $50M in Series E Funding

– Self Financial from Austin, TX, enables consumers to build credit and savings.
– The company raised $50m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Altos Ventures with participation from Meritech Capital and Conductive Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at further scaling the business to make building credit accessible for Americans.

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Amolyt Pharma Raises $80M in Series B Financing

– Amolyt Pharma from Lyon develops therapeutic peptides for rare endocrine and related diseases.
– The company closed an $80m Series B round.
– The round was co-led by Sectoral Asset Management and Andera Partners, with participation from ATEM Capital, LSP, Novo Holdings (Novo Ventures), Kurma Partners, Mass General Brigham Ventures, Innobio 2 managed by Bpifrance, Orbimed, Pontifax, Eurazeo, Sham Innovation Santé/Turenne Capital and Credit Agricole Creation.
– The company plans to use the proceeds from the financing to advance its pipeline of potential therapeutics for rare endocrine and related diseases, including clinical development of AZP-3601 for hypoparathyroidism, pre-clinical development of AZP-3813 for acromegaly and ongoing research related to AZP-3404, and to further expand its early-stage pipeline through both internal research and development activities and potential in-licensing opportunities.

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