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B2B Enterprise Software Mobile North America SaaS

Leasecake Raises $3 Million to Scale Location Management Platform

– Leasecake, an Orlando, Florida-based commercial real estate operating system for location management, announced today it raised $3 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Las Olas Venture Capital, a seed-stage venture firm based in South Florida that specializes in B2B software investments.
– Leasecake is the sole source of truth for parties on all sides of a lease transaction, with the primary focus on multi-unit tenants and their tenant-rep brokers.
– The software supports underserved small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) by helping them stay on top of mission-critical, time-sensitive events that can significantly impact their business.
– Capital raised in the seed round will fuel Leasecake’s next iteration of product development and provide funding for business development activities.

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3D Printing Artificial Intelligence Hardware Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering North America

Fictiv nabs $35M to build out the ‘AWS of hardware manufacturing’

– Fictiv, a platform for hardware manufacturing, raised $35m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by 40 North Ventures and joined by Honeywell, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Adit Ventures and M20 (Microsoft’s strategic investment arm), as well as past backers Accel, G2VP and Bill Gates.
– The funding brings the total raised by Fictiv to $92m.
– Fictiv is the “AWS of hardware” — providing a platform for those needing to produce some hardware, giving them a place to design, price and order those pieces and eventually get them from one place to another.

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Biotechnology Health Care Medical North America

CAGE Bio Announces $7.2M Series A Round

– CAGE Bio from San Carlos is an innovative biotechnology company focused on developing innovative therapies for infection, inflammation and immunology.
– The company announced the closing of a $7.2m Series A financing.

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Analytics Data Visualization Database Enterprise Software Machine Learning North America

TigerGraph raises $105 million to grow its big data analytics platform

– TigerGraph has raised $105m in series C funding.
– The company says it’ll put the proceeds toward product R&D, including the forthcoming TigerGraph Cloud on Google Cloud Platform, as well as expanded multiregional support on Amazon Web Services and Azure.
– TigerGraph also plans to grow its reach with local support in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as it scales up with additional hiring in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
– TigerGraph’s pay-as-you-go cloud service aims to simplify graph management with a preconfigured app-generating tool.
– The company offers a dozen starter kits addressing use cases like fraud detection, personalized real-time recommendation, computation, explainable AI, machine learning, and supply chain analysis.

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Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Vehicles Computer Vision Internet North America Real Estate Software

LA-based Metropolis raises $41 million to upgrade parking infrastructure

– LA-based Metropolis raised $41m funding.
– The round was led by 3L and joined by Dragoneer, Starwood, RXR Realty, Dick Costolo and Adam Bain’s 01 Advisors, Slow Ventures, Dan Doctoroff, Baron Davis, and others.
– The company plans to upgrade parking infrastructure with a computer vision-based system that recognizes cars as they enter and leave garages.

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Developer Tools Enterprise Software Mobile Mobile Apps North America PaaS SaaS Software Web Development

OutSystems, Software Development Platform Leader, Raises $150 Million Investment at $9.5 Billion Valuation

– OutSystems, the leading modern application platform, today announced a $150 million capital raise.
– The round, co-led by Abdiel Capital and Tiger Global, values OutSystems at $9.5 billion.
– The funding will be used to expand investments in its R&D and GTM strategy.
– OutSystems was founded to give every organization the power to innovate through software.
– Using the OutSystems platform, businesses of all sizes can develop, deploy and manage critical apps at speed—enabling them to respond to market opportunities and continuously deliver value through software-driven innovation.
– OutSystems makes this possible by combining extraordinarily fast, visual, model-driven development with a modern platform built around AI, cloud, DevOps, and security.

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Europe Fashion Shopping Web Apps

Reflaunt Raises $2.7 Million From Luxury Industry Leaders, Led by MadaLuxe Group

– Reflaunt Raises $2.7 Million From Luxury Industry Leaders, Led by MadaLuxe Group
– Reflaunt, a disruptive Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS) technology company empowering global fashion brands to embrace circularity, today announced that it has secured $2.7 million in pre-Series A funding, led by the investment arm of MadaLuxe Group, a leading worldwide distributor of luxury fashion.
– Participating investors include former Jimmy Choo CEO and Coty Senior Advisor Pierre Denis, Ganni founder and former CEO Nicolaj Reffstrup, Textile Innovation Fund, Piquadro, Bluebell Group and sustainable fashion accelerator Fashion For Good.

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Peak.AI raises $21 million to drive enterprise AI adoption

– Peak.AI, a startup developing AI solutions for enterprise customers, today announced that it closed a $21 million series B round.
– The funds, which bring Peak’s total raised to date to $43 million, will drive the company’s R&D and commercial expansion in the U.S. and India, according to CEO Richard Potter.
– The global enterprise AI market size was valued at $4.68 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $53.06 billion by 2026, according to Allied Market Research.
– But the corporate sector’s adoption curve hasn’t been as steep as some had predicted despite the promise of AI.

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B2B E-Commerce Marketing North America SaaS

Headless Commerce Platform Company Fabric Raises $43 Million

– Fabric is a headless commerce platform purpose-built for growth.
– The company raised $43m in Series A funding.
Norwest Venture Partners led the round and Redpoint Ventures and Sierra Ventures also participated.
– Scott Beechuk, a partner at Norwest Venture Partners, will join the board of directors in connection with the funding.
– The company plans to expand its product offerings, accelerate retailer onboarding and workflow, continue to meet the ever-changing needs of retailers and eliminate the need for replatforming.
– The round will also go toward recruiting top talent.

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Industrial Automation Logistics Manufacturing North America Robotics Supply Chain Management

Locus Robotics raises $150 million to scale its warehouse robotics platform

– Locus Robotics, a Wilmington, Massachusetts-based warehouse robotics startup, today announced it has raised $150 million in series E funding at a $1 billion post-money valuation.
– The company says the funding will allow it to accelerate product innovation and global expansion.
– Locus expects that in the next four years, over a million warehouse robots will be installed and that the number of warehouses using them will grow tenfold.
– Worker shortages attributable to the pandemic have accelerated the adoption of automation.
– According to ABI Research, more than 4 million commercial robots will be installed in over 50,000 warehouses around the world by 2025, up from under 4,000 warehouses as of 2018.

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Peak Raises $21M in Series B Funding

– Peak is a Manchester, UK-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) company.
– The company raised $21m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Oxx, with participation from existing investors MMC Ventures and Praetura Ventures, and new investor Arete.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate global expansion, with new offices opening in both the USA and India, as well as continued R&D investment. As a result, Peak is planning to create 130 new jobs globally in the coming year.

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Brand Marketing Consumer Goods E-Commerce North America Retail Supply Chain Management

Thrasio Raises $750 Million To Buy More Amazon FBA Businesses

– Thrasio is a private equity firm that invests in Amazon FBA businesses.
– The company raised $750m in equity funding.
– The round was led by Oaktree and Advent, and followed by Thrasio’s January debt financing.
– The company plans to use the funding to accelerate its acquisition activities in the Amazon FBA ecosystem.

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1Kosmos Secures $15 Million in Series A Funding from ForgePoint Capital

– 1Kosmos secured funding of $2.6m.
– The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and product roadmap.
– 1Kosmos has assembled an advisory board that brings together top professionals in the cybersecurity industry.
– The company’s indisputable ID-proofing process leverages user-uploaded identity credentials.
– This eliminates the need for usernames and passwords or complex multi-factor authentication.
– 1Kosmos integrates with any application, website or operating system and doesn’t require additional software or technology.

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Augmented Reality Information Technology Internet North America Software Virtual Reality

YBVR secures $1.5M in financing from Verizon Ventures, TCA and Wayra (Telefonica)

– YBVR secured $1.5M in financing from Verizon Ventures, TCA and Wayra (Telefonica).
– The funding will be used to advance the company’s technology, build its team and further key partnerships.
– With 360-degree streaming, YBVR’s video platform significantly enhances the virtual viewing experience.
– Currently used to broadcast events such as Australian Open 2021 in Melbourne, Fan Controlled Football Season 2021 in Atlanta, and Euroleague Basketball F4 in Cologne, Germany, YBVR provides a fully immersive viewing experience for sports fans and concert goers across the world using any connected device.
– Ultra-low latency allows for viewers to simultaneously select from various camera angles for a personalized spectator experience.
– YBVR is able to provide instantaneous streaming through deployment on a previously announced AWS Wavelength with Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.

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3D Technology Asia Food and Beverage Food Processing

Redefine Meat Raises $29M in Series A Funding

– Redefine Meat is a Rehovot, Israel-based alt-meat company.
– Company closed a $29m in series A funding.
– The round was led by Happiness Capital and Hanaco Ventures, joined by CPT Capital, as well as other new international investors including Losa Group, Sake Bosch, and K3 Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand its meat portfolio and support its commercial launch and international growth in 2021, on the back of the slated completion of a large-scale production facility for its industrial 3D Alt-Meat printers set for later this year.

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Audio Broadcasting Media and Entertainment North America Podcast Social Media Software Web Apps

Zencastr raises $4.6M as its beta video offering goes live for all

– Zencastr, a podcasting startup, raised $4.6m in funding.
– The round was led by Upfront Ventures and joined by Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, and others.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and develop new features.

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Construction Consumer Hospitality Internet North America Peer to Peer Real Estate Rental Rental Property Smart Building

Realm raises $3m seed round to help homeowners tap into their property’s $175,900 of potential

– Realm, the first centralized data hub for homeowners, has raised $3M in seed funding from Primary Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau, and Liberty Mutual Strategic Venture Partners.
– Founded in 2019, Realm helps homeowners get more out of their single biggest asset by showing them what their property could be worth and how to access more of its potential value.
– Realm analyzes thousands of unique data points to highlight opportunities to increase property value through square-foot add-ons, renovations, rental units, and more, helping families to enjoy their home more in the present while getting more value from it down the road.

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Cloud Data Services Identity Management Information Technology North America Software

Strata Raises $11M in Series A Funding

– Strata is a distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company based in Boulder, Colorado.
– The company raised $11m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from ForgePoint Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale research & development, go-to-market, sales, marketing, and customer success for its Maverics platform.

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Health Care Information Services Medical Software North America

Personalized Patient Health Network PatientsLikeMe Raises $26 Million

– PatientsLikeMe is a patient community and health management platform.
– The company raised $26m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Alta Partners, Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures, Optum Ventures, PBM Capital, Jeff Leerink, and Symphony Ventures.

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Biotechnology Health Care Health Diagnostics Life Science North America

Fred Hutch biotech spinout Ozette raises $6M from Madrona, AI2, Vulcan

– Ozette, a biotech company, raised $6m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Madrona Venture Group and joined by AI2 and Vulcan.
– The company has eight employees with plans to double that number in the next few months with the fresh cash.
– Ozette’s founders estimate that in the past, researchers were able to analyze 10% of the information revealed by their studies. Their tool brings that up to 100%.

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Presales Empowerment Operations Company Vivun Raises $35 Million

– Vivun is a company that helps empower presales.
– The company raised $35m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Menlo Ventures with new investors Salesforce Ventures and Atlassian Ventures along with existing backers Accel and Unusual Ventures.

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Consumer Goods North America Video Streaming

talkshoplive® Raises a $3 Million Seed Round from Spero Ventures to Scale the TSL Livestream “Shopatainment” Network

– Talkshoplive® announced that it has closed a $3m round of financing led by Spero Ventures LLC.
– The financing will accelerate the expansion of talkshoplive product management and technical teams, meet increased demand from sellers and customers, and scale the network worldwide.
– talkshoplive is a livestream commerce network and app with patent pending technology that allows transactions to be processed within an embeddable video player anywhere it exists.
– talkshoplive is home to more than 3,000 small businesses that are actively using the talkshoplive network to connect with and sell to customers.
– With talkshoplive, buying and selling has never been more interactive or entertaining.
– Talkshoplive entertainment and publishing partners include ReaderLink, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Universal Music Group and Ingram Entertainment.

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Travel startup GetYourGuide secures $97M revolving credit facility

– Travel startup GetYourGuide secured $97m financing.
– The financing was led by UniCredit, with CitiGroup, Silicon Valley Bank, Deutsche Bank and KfW also participating.
– The capital could be used potentially for normal business expenses, for acquisitions or investments, or other strategic initiatives, such as more investment into the company’s in-house Originals tour operations or new services to book last-minute experiences.
– The company is seeing an increasing number of deals valued at over $1 million.

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Advanced Materials Aerospace Industrial Manufacturing North America Space Travel

Axiom Space raises $130 million for its commercial space station ambitions

– Axiom Space, a space startup, raised $130m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by C5 Capital and joined by other investors.
– The company plans to launch its first private astronaut mission to the ISS in January 2019.

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Artificial Intelligence Education Information Services Machine Learning North America Virtual Assistant

AdmitHub raises $14 million for AI-powered education-focused chatbots

– Boston, Massachusetts-based AdmitHub, a startup developing a chatbot platform aimed at boosting student enrollment and graduation rates, today revealed it has raised $14 million in a series B round led by Rethink Education.
– The company, which also announced it will be rebranding as Mainstay, plans to put the funds toward expanding its workforce and acquiring new education customers.

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Apps Consulting Information Technology North America Software Engineering

Aditi Consulting Raises Capital Led by Georgia Oak Partners to Accelerate Expansion of its Consulting Services

– Aditi Consulting Raises Capital Led by Georgia Oak Partners to Accelerate Expansion of its Consulting Services
– Aditi is a leading global technology solutions provider
– Aditi builds strategies, systems and teams to help clients solve some of their most complex business challenges.
– As companies face a new way of working and a need for accelerated digital transformation, this partnership will further fuel Aditi’s full-stack tech capabilities and ability to deliver customized solutions that will propel change and connect data to real business outcomes for customers.
– Aditi continues to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for by Forbes and Washington’s Great Places to Work.

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Analytics Health Care Hospital North America

Tele-Behavioral Health Service Valera Health Closes $3.8 Million

– Tele-Behavioral Health Service Valera Health Closes $3.8 Million
– The company raised $3.8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by AXA Venture Partners (AVP) with participation from Windham Ventures, Figure Eight Investments, and notable mental health expert Tom Insel, MD (former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health).

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Computer Software North America

Citadel ID raises $3.5M for API-delivered income and employment verification

– Citadel ID, a startup providing an API-delivered income and employment verification service, raised $3.5m in funding.
– The round was led by Abstract and Soma VC, and joined by ChapterOne, Brianne Kimmel, and denizens with work histories at companies like Zynga (Mark Pincus), Stripe (Lachy Groom), Carta (Henry Ward) and others.
– The company was founded in June of 2020, before raising capital, snagging its first customer and shipping its product all inside of the same year.

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Asia Biotechnology Health Care Medical Device Therapeutics

Gamida Cell Announces $75 Million Financing with Highbridge Capital Management

– Gamida Cell Ltd. (Nasdaq: GMDA), an advanced cell therapy company committed to developing and commercializing cures for blood cancers and serious hematologic diseases, today announced the sale of $75m of 5.875% exchangeable senior notes due in 2026 (the “notes”) to certain funds managed by Highbridge Capital Management, LLC.
– The proceeds from this sale of notes, together with the net proceeds of Gamida Cell’s sale of $75m of ordinary shares in December 2020, are expected to provide Gamida Cell with sufficient liquidity to fund the company’s operations into the second half of 2022. These capital infusions will be used to support manufacturing, regulatory and commercial development activities for omidubicel and to further the preclinical and clinical development of GDA-201.

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Energy North America Renewable Energy SaaS Software

Ampion PBC Closes $10M Series A Preferred Stock Financing

– Ampion PBC completed a $10m Series A Preferred Stock financing.
– The investment was provided by Technology Venture Partners (TVP) and will support and finance the company’s accelerating growth.
– Managing General Partner, Bryson Hollimon and General Partner, Don Bossi will join Ampion’s Board of Directors.
– This investment allows Ampion to expand its subscriber acquisition organization, broadening its reach across markets, and increases investment in the company’s leading revenue-management software platform designed to meet the needs of enterprise clients, thereby further extending Ampion’s unique position in the marketplace.
– Ampion’s solutions for ensuring the long-term revenue of these assets include initial acquisition of subscribers and ongoing management of billing and payment.

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Cloud Computing Finance North America Software

Ternary Launches Cost Management Tool for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

– Ternary Launches Cost Management Tool for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
– Ternary Inc. raises $1.6 Million in initial funding led by Greycroft, Oceans Ventures, Operator Partners, Great Oaks Venture Capital and Correlation Ventures with participation from key industry angels.
– Ternary creates tools at the intersection of Finance and Engineering with features based on FinOps principles. FinOps is the operating model for managing the variable spend of cloud: a combination of systems, best practices and culture that ensures companies get the most value out of every cloud dollar spent.
– Ternary encourages Engineers to review and make smart decisions on cost optimizations. Ternary helps create a culture of accountability, collaboration and trust between finance and engineering so the company can focus on growth and innovation.

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Matillion raises $100 million to help enterprises accelerate cloud data integration

– Matillion has raised $100m in a series C round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
– The company is racing to keep up with the demand for better cloud integration options.
– Matillion believes it has an advantage because its solution was built for the cloud-native era from the ground up.

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Computer Games Europe

Colossi Games Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding

– Colossi Games is a Limassol, Cyprus-based gaming company focused on role-playing games (RPG).
– The company raised $2.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investor Play Ventures.
– The funding will be used to develop and market its first game, as well as the creation of future games.

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Machinery North America

Power Generator Noise-Control ZombieBox Receives ‘Series A’ Investment from DWP to Accelerate Growth and Meet Rising Demand

– ZombieBox International announces today a Series A investment of $400,000 from DWP Capital.
– The company is experiencing rapidly growing demand for their signature noise-reduction products.
– ZombieBox, the world’s first at-scale producer of sound-reduction enclosures for portable and standby generators, is experiencing rapidly growing demand for their signature noise-reduction products.
– Sales of home generators are at an all-time high due to dynamic weather conditions related to climate change, as well as the effects of aging power infrastructures and the transition from traditional power to sustainable energy sources.
– The abundance of home generators, particularly in coastal municipalities, has led to increased noise pollution.
– Purchasers of alternate power solutions are now considering noise-mitigation strategies, such as the solutions offered by ZombieBox.

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Chemical Manufacturing North America Pharmaceutical

Phlow Raises $20M in Series A Financing

– Phlow Corp., a public benefit corporation providing access to essential medicines, closed a $20m Series A funding.
– The company intends to use the funds to build its commercial business team, establish its commercial business unit’s data and analytics platforms, advance the commercial research and development of APIs and finished pharmaceutical products, and fund innovative initiatives to improve the delivery of essential medicines.
– Led by Eric Edwards, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder, president and CEO, Phlow is using advanced manufacturing processes leveraging flow chemistry to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and finished pharmaceutical products.

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E-Learning EdTech Information Technology North America Software Video Conferencing

Class Technologies Raises $30 Million To Improve Virtual Learning

– Class Technologies is a software that integrates teaching and learning tools with Zoom.
– The company raised $30.75m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and Owl Ventures, and supported by all previous investors.

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Artificial Intelligence Europe Machine Learning Software

Natif.ai Raises Seven-Figure Funding From 468 Capital

– Natif.ai from Saarbrücken develops a Deep-Tech startup in the field of intelligent document process automation (IDP).
– The company raised seven-figure funding from 468 Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to further develop its technology with the help of various models based on artificial intelligence (AI), add financial and contract documents as well as insurance policies to its product portfolio within 2021.

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Banking Europe Financial Services FinTech Information Technology Software

Banxware Secures EUR 4M in Seed Financing

– Banxware, a Berlin, Germany-based software-as-a-service provider for Embedded Financial Services, raised EUR 4m in seed financing.
– Backers included High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) Force over Mass, VR Ventures and several business angels.
– The company will use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

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GeneQuine Biotherapeutics Raises Over Euro 9M in Series A and Non-Dilutive Funding

– GeneQuine is a Hamburg, Germany-based biotech company focused on the development of gene therapy for musculoskeletal disorders.
– The company raised a total of €9.05m in Series A and non-dilutive funding.
– The round was led by Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX), with participation from High-Tech Gründerfonds, Noshaq SA, and Samum Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH.

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Artificial Intelligence FinTech Insurance InsurTech North America Property Management Real Estate Rental Property

Insurtech Platform Company LeaseLock Secures $52 Million

– LeaseLock is a leading insurtech platform for real estate.
– The company raised $52m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Westerly Winds (founding partners from BlackRock) and Wildcat Venture Partners.

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Finance FinTech Information Technology North America

Personetics Raises $75M in Growth Funding

– Personetics is a global provider of data-driven personalization and customer engagement solutions for banks and financial services providers.
Warburg Pincus made the investment, joining Viola Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Nyca Partners.
– The new investment will enable Personetics to further expand its global footprint and scale its business.

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Mainstay Medical Receives US$108M Equity Financing

– Mainstay Medical Holdings, a Dublin, Ireland-based medical device company focused on commercializing an innovative implantable restorative neurostimulation system for people with disabling mechanical Chronic Low Back Pain, closed an equity financing of US$108m.
– The round was co-led by new investors Ally Bridge Group and Sofinnova Partners, through its Crossover Fund, and also included a large, global medical device company.
– Key existing investors participating include Sofinnova Partners (Capital Fund), KCK Group and Fountain Healthcare Partners.

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Computer Software North America

Breakwater Solutions Launches With Equity Funding From JLL Partners

– Breakwater Solutions LLC, an Austin, Texas-based company that provides Governance, legal, and risk professionals with technology automation and human expertise to manage and analyze massive volumes of data to help mitigate risk and gain key insights, received equity funding from JLL Partners.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– Led by CEO and former IBM executive James Schellhase, Breakwater provides consulting, software, and managed services designed to address the challenges within information governance, disputes and investigations, regulatory compliance, privacy, and cybersecurity.
– The company’s software suite includes IBM StoredIQ®, IBM StoredIQ for Legal, IBM StoredIQ InstaScan, and the IBM Atlas suite of products.

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Wine App And Marketplace Company Vivino Raises $155 Million

– Vivino is a wine app and marketplace company.
– The company raised $155m in Series D funding.
Kinnevik led the round and joined by Sprints Capital and Creandum.
– Vivino has a community of 50 million wine enthusiasts.

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E-Commerce Internet North America

Pawlicy Advisor Raises $6.5M in Series A Funding

– Pawlicy Advisor is a NYC-based pet insurance marketplace.
– The company raised $6.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Rho Capital Partners and existing investor Defy Partners, with investment from Slow Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to develop the company’s platform, expand its team, and pursue partnerships and educational outreach to consumers and veterinary offices.
– Founded in 2018, the company assesses insurance policies based on breed-specific health risks, pet age, location, and the fine print in each provider’s policy – to arrange insurance policies across top providers by projected lifetime cost and coverage value for each unique pet.

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Real-Time Computing Workload Optimization Company Granulate Raises $30 Million

– Granulate is a real-time computing workload optimization company.
– The company raised $30m in Series B funding.
Red Dot Capital Partners led the round with the participation of existing investors Insight Partners, TLV Partners, and Hetz Ventures.
Dawn Capital also joined the round as a new investor.

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Accounting Information Services North America Software

Connected Accounting Company Lockstep Raises $10 Million

– Lockstep is a connected accounting cloud company.
– The company raised $10m in Series A funding.
Point72 Ventures led the round and was joined by Clocktower Ventures and Revel Partners.

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Biotechnology Europe Medical Medical Device Pharmaceutical

OSE Immunotherapeutics Enters a Loan Agreement of up to €25 Million with the European Investment Bank

– OSE Immunotherapeutics entered a loan agreement of up to €25 million with the European Investment Bank.
– The loan facility is divided into three tranches including two tranches of €10 million each and a third tranche of €5 million.

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Education Electronics North America

NextFlex Launches $14 Million Funding Round for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Innovations to Address Manufacturing Challenges and Improve Reliability

– NextFlex® Launches $14 Million Funding Round for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Innovations to Address Manufacturing Challenges and Improve Reliability
– NextFlex®, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, today released Project Call 6.0 (PC 6.0). The latest call for proposals seeks to fund projects that further the development and adoption of FHE while addressing key challenges in advanced manufacturing.
– The total PC 6.0 project value is expected to exceed $14.3M (project value/investment figures include cost-sharing), bringing the total anticipated investment in advancing FHE since NextFlex’s formation to $113M.

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Jigsaw scores $3.7M to slow down your dating swipes

– Jigsaw, an anti-superficial dating app, raised $3.7m in seed funding.
– The round was led by The Relationship Corp., with backing from angel investors in the U.S. and U.K.
– The startup plans to expand to the U.S.

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Asia Food and Beverage

Unovis Finalizes Investment in Green Butcher, Indonesia’s First Plant-Based Meat Producer

Unovis Asset Management is pleased to announce the closing of its investment in Indonesia-based startup, Green Butcher, which is developing plant-based alternatives to chicken and beef using natural, whole food ingredients.
– The seed round funding will be used to support additional R&D hiring and help Green Butcher scale its production in anticipation of a launch into mainstream retailers in Q2 2021.
– Unovis made this investment through its New Crop Alternative Protein fund.
– Founded by Max Mandias and Helga Angelina, the co-founders of Burgreens, the largest plant-based restaurant chain in Indonesia, Green Butcher is creating plant-based products that are specifically developed to go well with Asian comfort food.

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Computer Medical Device North America

Hyperfine Raises $90M in Series D Financing

– Hyperfine Research from Guilford, CT is a developer of a portable MR imaging system.
– The company has closed an oversubscribed $90m Series D financing round.

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Accessibility Software Company Evinced Raises $17 Million

– Evinced is an accessibility software company.
– The company raised $17m in Series A funding.
M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), BGV, Capital One Ventures, and Engineering Capital participated in the round.

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Synthetix Raises $12M in Funding

– Synthetix is a decentralized trading platform.
– Company raised $12m in funding.
– The round was led by Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm and IOSG.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s business reach and recruit talent.

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Crocus Labs Raises Euro 300K in Funding

– Crocus Labs from Berlin develops a technology to recreate sunlight with LEDs.
– The company raised €300k in funding.
– Backers included High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF).

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Consumer North America Venture Capital Women's

Halogen Ventures Closes $21 Million For Second Fund

– Halogen Ventures is a venture capital fund led by Jesse Draper.
– The fund has raised $21m for its second fund.
– Draper had launched Halogen Ventures in 2015 after recognizing startups with women founders were a highly undervalued investment opportunity.

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Revenue Team Workspace Company Scratchpad Closes $13 Million

– Scratchpad is a workspace for revenue teams.
– The company raised $13m in Series A funding.
Craft Ventures led the round and Accel participated.
– David Sacks, founding COO of PayPal, founder/CEO of Yammer and founder/general partner at Craft Ventures, joined the board.

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Notch Therapeutics Closes $85M Series A Financing

– Notch Therapeutics is a Vancouver, BC-based biotechnology company developing renewable, induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cell therapies for cancer.
– Company closed an U.S. $85m Series A financing.
– The round was led by an exclusively healthcare-focused investment fund with participation from existing investors Allogene Therapeutics, Inc., Lumira Ventures, and CCRM Enterprises Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM); along with new investors EcoR1 Capital, Casdin Capital, Samsara BioCapital, and Amplitude Ventures.

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Europe Health Care

Kranus Health Raises Seven-Figure Seed Funding

– Kranus Health is a Munich, Germany-based digital men’s health platform.
– The company raised a seven-figure seed funding round.
– The round was led by HTGF, A Round Capital, Venture Basecamp and Dr. Ralph Müller and existing business angels Konstantin Mehl (founder Foodora + Kaia Health).
– The new funding will be used to further expand its men’s health platform, launch a reimbursable digital therapy as long-term solution for Erectile Dysfunction and create new solutions.

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Biotechnology Health Care Medical North America

HemoShear Therapeutics Raises $40M in Series A Financing

– HemoShear Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage company developing treatments for rare metabolic disorders.
– The company raised $40m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Suvretta Capital with participation from Janus Henderson Investors, Adage Capital Management LP and other private investors.
– The new investment will be used to complete a phase 2 study of its lead compound, HST5040, an investigational oral small molecule therapy, for the treatment of methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) and propionic acidemia (PA), as well as fund future clinical studies and earlier stage programs.

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