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Tavotek Biotherapeutics Snares $20M in Series A
Tavotek Biotherapeutics Snares $20M in Series A
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Tavotek Biotherapeutics Snares $20M in Series A

– Tavotek Biotherapeutics from Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, has raised over $20M in financing in the preceding two months.
YuanBio Venture Capital led the A1 finance round followed by Oriza Holdings, Ming BioVentures, and New Alliance Capital.
– Series A2 financing was jointly invested by GF Xinde, CTS Capital, and Lanhu Capital.

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No-Code Business Intelligence Tool y42 Raises $2.9 Million to Provide a Scalable & Affordable Data Stack to Companies of All Sizes
No-Code Business Intelligence Tool y42 Raises $2.9 Million to Provide a Scalable & Affordable Data Stack to Companies of All Sizes
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No-Code Business Intelligence Tool y42 Raises $2.9 Million to Provide a Scalable & Affordable Data Stack to Companies of All Sizes

– No-code business intelligence tool y42 raises $2.9m.
– The round was led by La Famiglia VC.
– With the advent of cloud data warehouses such as BigQuery and Snowflake, it’s now possible for organizations of any size to utilize data warehousing without large upfront investments.
– This adoption is reinforced by the growing understanding of data as a strategic asset and the shift towards data-driven decision-making across all departments of an organization.
– However, much of the existing data warehouse tooling is targeted towards engineers, making it inaccessible for the vast majority of other departments.
– In addition, data tools that target non-technical users don’t integrate with a scalable data warehouse and thus create data silos.
– y42 is the first collaborative data platform that brings together technical and non-technical users.

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RankedRight Raises $500K In Seed Funding
RankedRight Raises $500K In Seed Funding
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RankedRight Raises $500K In Seed Funding

– RankedRight is a London, UK-based provider of a cyber vulnerability ranking platform.
– The company raised $500k in seed funding.
– The round was led by angel investor John Yeo and a number of private investors including Founder of eLearnSecurity and Managing Partner of Romeo Capital, Armando Romeo, and VP Sales, EMEA at Deep Instinct, Brooks Wallace.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate product development and implement its go to market strategy.

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Caton Technology Receives US$50M Funding From Pasaca Capital
Caton Technology Receives US$50M Funding From Pasaca Capital
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Caton Technology Receives US$50M Funding From Pasaca Capital

– Caton Technology (Asia) Limited, a Hong Kong-based provider of IP network transport solutions, received a US$50m majority equity investment from Pasaca Capital Inc.
– The company intends to use the funds for its expansion plans to reach more businesses, applications and people with its technology and solution.
– Caton Group is a manufacturer of advance video encoding and data transmission over the Internet.

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Ossium Health Raises $63M in Series B Funding
Ossium Health Raises $63M in Series B Funding
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Ossium Health Raises $63M in Series B Funding

– Ossium Health is a therapeutics company that leverages stem cell science to improve treatment for patients with blood and immune diseases.
– The company raised $63m in Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by General Catalyst and Vivo Capital with participation from previous investors First Round Capital, Manta Ray Ventures, and XYZ Capital.
– The new investment will be used to develop stem cell therapies for patients with life-threatening blood and immune diseases.

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Swell Raises $8M in Series A Funding
Swell Raises $8M in Series A Funding
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Swell Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Swell from Cottonwood Heights develops a customer engagement platform for local businesses.
– The company raised $8m in Series A funding led by SkyLab Ventures with participation from Teamworthy and current investors, including Cultivation Capital.
– The new funding will be used to expand its leadership team, enter new verticals, and add some next-level features to the platform.

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Betting on China’s driverless future, Toyota, Bosch, Daimler jump on board Momenta’s $500M round
Betting on China’s driverless future, Toyota, Bosch, Daimler jump on board Momenta’s $500M round
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Betting on China’s driverless future, Toyota, Bosch, Daimler jump on board Momenta’s $500M round

– Momenta, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, raised $500m funding.
– The round was led by SAIC Motor, Toyota and Bosch.
– Other participants included Mercedes-Benz AG, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun’s Shunwei Capital, Tencent, Cathay Capital and a few undisclosed institutions.
– It’s rare to see Tencent and Alibaba (or their affiliates) co-invest.

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Nigeria’s Termii raises $1.4M seed led by Future Africa and Kepple Africa Ventures
Nigeria’s Termii raises $1.4M seed led by Future Africa and Kepple Africa Ventures
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Nigeria’s Termii raises $1.4M seed led by Future Africa and Kepple Africa Ventures

– Termii, a Nigerian communications platform-as-a-service startup, raised $1.4m seed funding.
– The round was co-led by African early-stage VC firm Future Africa and Japanese but Africa-focused VC Kepple Africa Ventures.
– Other investors include Acuity Ventures, Aidi Ventures, Assembly Capital, Kairos Angels, Nama Ventures, RallyCap Ventures and Remapped Ventures.
– Angel investors like Ham Serunjogi, co-founder and CEO of Chipper Cash; Josh Jones, former co-founder and CTO, Dreamhost; and Tayo Oviosu, co-founder and CEO of Paga also participated.

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Torch.AI Raises $30M to Scale Its AI-Driven High Speed Data Processing Platform
Torch.AI Raises $30M to Scale Its AI-Driven High Speed Data Processing Platform
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Torch.AI Raises $30M to Scale Its AI-Driven High Speed Data Processing Platform

– Torch.AI, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) firm that uses machine learning to enable massively scaled, ultra high performance data processing, today announced it raised $30m in Series A funding to accelerate its overall growth strategy.
– The funding, led by WestCap Group, a prominent San Francisco-based investment firm, will enable the company to rapidly scale its Nexus™ AI platform to meet increasing demand from clients including Fortune 100 companies and U.S. federal agencies charged with protecting national security.
– Founded in 2017, Torch.AI created a next-generation AI platform that instantaneously understands and richly describes any data in atomic detail, both in memory and in motion. The Nexus™ software creates an intelligent Synaptic Mesh™ across an organization’s data and systems, increasing the surface area of data for discovery and action.

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Cymbio Raises $7M Series A Round to Help Brands Scale Digital Sales
Cymbio Raises $7M Series A Round to Help Brands Scale Digital Sales
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Cymbio Raises $7M Series A Round to Help Brands Scale Digital Sales

– Cymbio raised a $7m Series A round led by Vertex Ventures.
– The company’s technology automates all drop ship and marketplace operations for brands with any retailer, including the complete set-up, integrations, onboarding and daily management of streamlined product data, imagery, mapping, taxonomy, inventory syncing, orders, billing, tracking, returns, reports and more.
– The funds will be used to expand Cymbio’s global footprint across R&D, sales and marketing.

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Mexican challenger bank Fondeadora adds $14 million to its Series A
Mexican challenger bank Fondeadora adds $14 million to its Series A
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Mexican challenger bank Fondeadora adds $14 million to its Series A

– Fondeadora, a fintech startup based in Mexico City and building a challenger bank, has extended its Series A funding round.
– The round was extended by Portag3 and joined by Google’s Gradient Ventures, an existing investor in the company.
Gokul Rajaram and Anatol von Hahn are investing as business angels as well.
Y Combinator, Scott Belsky, Sound Ventures, Fintech Collective and Ignia also participated in the first tranche of the Series A.

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Vega raises $5M to give anyone the ability to launch a derivatives market
Vega raises $5M to give anyone the ability to launch a derivatives market
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Vega raises $5M to give anyone the ability to launch a derivatives market

– Vega, a startup that is building a decentralized protocol for creating and trading on derivatives markets, has raised $5m in funding.
– The round was led by Arrington Capital and Cumberland DRW co-led the round, which also included participation from Coinbase Ventures, ParaFi Capital, Signum Capital, CMT Digital, CMS Holdings, Three Commas and a slew of others.
– The new investment brings Vega’s total funding raised to more than $10m, according to Crunchbase data.
– Vega founder Barney Mannerings launched the Vega project in 2018 with the mission of giving anyone the ability to create and launch a derivatives market.

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Fetcher raises $6.5M to automate parts of the recruiting process
Fetcher raises $6.5M to automate parts of the recruiting process
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Fetcher raises $6.5M to automate parts of the recruiting process

– Fetcher, a startup that promises to make the recruiting process easier while also diversifying the candidate pool, is announcing that it has raised $6.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by G20 Ventures, with participation from KFund, Slow Ventures and Accomplice.
– Fetcher has now raised a total of $12m.

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Slapdash raises $3.7M seed to ship a workplace apps command bar
Slapdash raises $3.7M seed to ship a workplace apps command bar
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Slapdash raises $3.7M seed to ship a workplace apps command bar

– Slapdash is a productivity tool that helps users save time by integrating with cloud apps.
– The company raised $3.7m in seed funding.
– Investors include S28 Capital, Quiet Capital, Quarry Ventures and Twenty Two Ventures.
– The company offers a free tier for users indexing up to five apps and creating 10 commands and spaces; any more than that and you level up into a $12 per month paid plan.
– The company plans to launch a Slack app in the coming weeks.

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Grid computing software developer Incredibuild raises $140M
Grid computing software developer Incredibuild raises $140M
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Grid computing software developer Incredibuild raises $140M

– Incredibuild, a developer of grid computing software, today announced that it secured $140 million in funding from ScaleUp investor Insight Partners.
– The Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup says that the investment, which includes both primary and secondary components, will help expand Incredibuild’s U.S. operations to meet demand for its technology.
– Computationally intensive tasks like compiling software are often a massive time sink in development. According to Statista, 40% of engineers attribute software project failure to under-resourcing, with 22% blaming missed delivery timeline expectations and 21% pointing at time constraints and premature software releases.
– Incredibuild, which was founded in 2002 and inspired by NASA’s [email protected], offers a suite of grid computing software designed to help accelerate computationally intensive tasks by distributing them over a network.

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Charge Amps Raises £11M in Pre-IPO Funding
Charge Amps Raises £11M in Pre-IPO Funding
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Charge Amps Raises £11M in Pre-IPO Funding

– Charge Amps AB (publ), a Stockholm, Sweden-based green-tech company and maker of EV charging solutions, raised £11m (SEK 130M) in funding.
– The round was led by Swedbank Robur via its equity funds, Microcap and Ny Teknik.
– The company intends to use the funds to further expand and establish its European presence in key markets for 2021 including the Nordics, the UK, as well as the DACH and Benelux regions, advance its R&D to enhance its product offering and innovation, and prepare for an IPO, which is planned for next year.

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Visualping raises $2M to help users track website changes — and find open COVID-19 vaccinations
Visualping raises $2M to help users track website changes — and find open COVID-19 vaccinations
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Visualping raises $2M to help users track website changes — and find open COVID-19 vaccinations

– Visualping, a web monitoring service, raised $2m in seed funding.
– The funding came from Mistral Ventures, a Canadian fund, and N49P, an AngelList fund.
– The company raised $500k in 2017.
– The company’s tool is useful for people who are tracking home and job listings, searching for price changes and concert tickets, monitoring social media, and — more recently — searching for COVID-19 vaccinations.
– Businesses use it for surveying competitors, watching for changes in laws and trading applications, and for news gathering.
– When it detects a change on a website, Visualping emails users a screenshot of the page, including a highlight of what’s different.

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Visage Raises $7M in Series A Funding
Visage Raises $7M in Series A Funding
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Visage Raises $7M in Series A Funding

– Visage is a San Francisco, CA-based collaborative candidate sourcing platform.
– The company raised $7m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by First Analysis with participation from existing investors Urban Innovation, LLC and NewFund Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s AI and human-powered crowdsourcing system and develop its new Platform solution that enables teams to increase productivity, automate candidate engagement, and integrate with existing applicant tracking systems.

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UroGen Pharma Announces $75 Million of Non-Dilutive Funding from RTW Investments
UroGen Pharma Announces $75 Million of Non-Dilutive Funding from RTW Investments
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UroGen Pharma Announces $75 Million of Non-Dilutive Funding from RTW Investments

– UroGen Pharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: URGN) entered into a strategic funding agreement with RTW Investments, LP and its affiliated entities (“RTW”).
– Under the terms of the agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, UroGen will receive $75m in upfront cash from RTW in return for tiered, future cash payments based on aggregate worldwide annual net product sales of Jelmyto® (mitomycin) for pyelocalyceal solution as well as UGN-102, if approved.

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Contents Raises $6M in Series A Funding
Contents Raises $6M in Series A Funding
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Contents Raises $6M in Series A Funding

– Contents is a martech startup based in Milan, Italy.
– The company raised $6m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Sinergia Venture, part of Synergo Capital, with participation from Fabio Cannavale (CEO of Lastminute) and Alberto Chalon (Founder of Qwant).
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Harmonize Health Announces $10 Million Series A to Help Medical Groups Better Serve High Risk Patients
Harmonize Health Announces $10 Million Series A to Help Medical Groups Better Serve High Risk Patients
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Harmonize Health Announces $10 Million Series A to Help Medical Groups Better Serve High Risk Patients

– Harmonize Health announced a $10m Series A investment led by Launchpad Digital Health with participation from Stanford University, Gaingels and existing investors Trinity Ventures and Liquid 2 Ventures.
– The investment will be used to expand its reach with organizations aiming to improve patient outcomes among elderly, high-risk patient populations.
– The company is pioneering a software plus services solution that connects the patient with their provider for effective remote monitoring and care delivery.
– Leading healthcare organizations, including Intermountain Healthcare and Choice Physicians Network, use Harmonize to evaluate patient situations remotely and deliver high-value interventions before a patient goes to the ER.
– Harmonize has led to a 30% reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions for patients.

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Fulfilment startup Cubyn raises €35M to expand across Europe
Fulfilment startup Cubyn raises €35M to expand across Europe
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Fulfilment startup Cubyn raises €35M to expand across Europe

– Cubyn, a logistics startup, raised €35m funding.
– The round was led by Eurazeo and Bpifrance Large Venture, with participation from First Bridge Ventures and Fuse Venture Partners.
– Existing backers DN Capital, 360 Capital, Bpifrance Smart Cities fund and BNP Paribas Développement followed on.
– The company will use the new funding to double its team of 85 to more than 170 employees by the end of 2021, and deploy its service more internationally.
– First up is Spain and Portugal (launching next month), followed by Italy, the U.K. and Germany.

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Digbi Health Raises $5.4 Million in Series A Funding to Reverse Obesity and Associated Inflammatory Digestive and Skin Illnesses
Digbi Health Raises $5.4 Million in Series A Funding to Reverse Obesity and Associated Inflammatory Digestive and Skin Illnesses
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Digbi Health Raises $5.4 Million in Series A Funding to Reverse Obesity and Associated Inflammatory Digestive and Skin Illnesses

– Digbi Health Raises $5.4 Million in Series A Funding to Reverse Obesity and Associated Inflammatory Digestive and Skin Illnesses
– Digbi Health, a leader in clinically proven genetics and gut-microbiome based digital care program for managing obesity and associated inflammatory digestive, skin and cardiometabolic illnesses, announced it has completed $5.4 million in Series A funding led by Accel, with participation from Wisdom LLP and the company’s Seed round backers Ocean Azul Partners and Seraph Venture.
– The investment brings the total funding raised by the company to $8.5 million since being founded in 2018, and will help the company to deepen its lead in evidence-based, clinically-proven and actionable science of combining genetics, the gut microbiome and clinical risk markers to deliver precision care for chronic inflammatory illnesses.

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Vyopta Raises US$8M in Growth Financing
Vyopta Raises US$8M in Growth Financing
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Vyopta Raises US$8M in Growth Financing

– Vyopta is an Austin, Texas-based collaboration intelligence company.
– The company raised US$8m in growth funding.
– The round was led by Vistara Capital Partners.
– The new funding will be used to accelerate customer acquisition and add new monitoring and analytics features.

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Ubiquitous Energy Secures Strategic $8M Equity Investment from ENEOS Holdings
Ubiquitous Energy Secures Strategic $8M Equity Investment from ENEOS Holdings
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Ubiquitous Energy Secures Strategic $8M Equity Investment from ENEOS Holdings

– Ubiquitous Energy has secured a strategic equity investment of $8M from ENEOS Holdings.
– The investment from ENEOS represents an initial close of Ubiquitous Energy’s Series B financing round and will help support the company’s go-to-market strategy and production efforts.
– Ubiquitous Energy is focused on developing new ways to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint by seamlessly integrating solar technology into everyday products and surfaces, without aesthetic compromises.
– ENEOS has a portfolio that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and have begun investing substantial resources behind their smart city and renewable energy strategies.
– Ubiquitous Energy and ENEOS will pioneer the cultivation of an accessible low-carbon and renewables-oriented society.

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Fortify Raises $20M in Series B Funding
Fortify Raises $20M in Series B Funding
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Fortify Raises $20M in Series B Funding

– Fortify is a Boston, MA-based additive manufacturing startup.
– The company closed $20M equity funding round.
– The round was led by Cota Capital with participation from Accel Partners, Neotribe Ventures, and Prelude Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate team growth, expansion in application spaces, and transition to volume manufacturing of the Flux Series 3D printers.

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FiVerity Secures $2M Round to Accelerate Growth and Expand its Cyber Fraud Detection Platform for Banks, Credit Unions and Credit Card Providers
FiVerity Secures $2M Round to Accelerate Growth and Expand its Cyber Fraud Detection Platform for Banks, Credit Unions and Credit Card Providers
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FiVerity Secures $2M Round to Accelerate Growth and Expand its Cyber Fraud Detection Platform for Banks, Credit Unions and Credit Card Providers

– FiVerity closed a $2m round of financing.
– The investment was fueled by Mendoza Ventures and a class of super-angels from the cybersecurity and financial services industries, including serial entrepreneur Doug Levin, who has been appointed as the company’s Executive Chairman.
– FiVerity will use the funds to expand its products and ramp up sales and marketing efforts.
– FiVerity’s machine-learning platform detects and prevents new and existing types of fraud more effectively than current alternatives at banks, credit unions, credit card providers and other financial institutions.

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Lovell Minnick Partners Announces Investment in UniversalCIS
Lovell Minnick Partners Announces Investment in UniversalCIS
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Lovell Minnick Partners Announces Investment in UniversalCIS

Lovell Minnick Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in financial services and financial technology, today announced it has acquired a majority stake in UniversalCIS, a market-leading, technology-enabled provider of credit data and related origination solutions in the mortgage industry.
– The transaction was led by Lovell Minnick and includes the Company’s management team.
– Moving forward, Lovell Minnick and UniversalCIS’ management team will work closely to leverage this investment to fuel continued growth of the Company and provide additional capital for future acquisitions.
– Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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AI and big data analytics startup Noogata nets $12M
AI and big data analytics startup Noogata nets $12M
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AI and big data analytics startup Noogata nets $12M

– Noogata, a startup developing products for designing, implementing, and deploying big data analytics models at scale, today announced that it raised $12 million.
– In addition to expanding its workforce, Noogata plans to spend the capital on accelerating its go-to-market efforts as it seeks to acquire new customers.
– IDC expects the worldwide big data analytics market will be worth $274.3 billion by 2022.
– Thanks to AI, enterprises can collect, enrich, and model data insights, forecasts, and recommendations across departments ranging from sales and operations to finance and marketing.
– But historically, getting this AI into production required in-house development or proprietary out-of-the-box solutions.
– Until relatively recently, there hasn’t been an easy, no-code way to integrate enterprise data systems with predictive models.

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Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics Raises $10M Series A Financing
Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics Raises $10M Series A Financing
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Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics Raises $10M Series A Financing

– Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics, Inc. (BITT) is a Boston, MA based developer of novel TNF Superfamily antagonist antibodies.
– Company raised $10M Series A/A1 financing.
– Investors included BeiGene, Ltd., along with undisclosed private investors and prior investors Hatteras Venture Partners and EGP Investments.
– The company intends to use the funds for the clinical development of BIR2101, a novel, TNFR2 antagonist antibody for indications in oncology and infectious disease and additional pipeline candidates.

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HeraSoft Raises $5M in Series A
HeraSoft Raises $5M in Series A
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HeraSoft Raises $5M in Series A

– HeraSoft, a leading ransomware-proof solution for enterprises, announces a $5m Series A led by United Capital Management of Kansas.
– The company is set to support companies and government organizations to secure their cloud-based systems against ransomware and other cyber attacks.

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Unagi Scooters Raises $10.5M in Series A Funding
Unagi Scooters Raises $10.5M in Series A Funding
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Unagi Scooters Raises $10.5M in Series A Funding

– Unagi Scooters, an Oakland-based electric scooter manufacturer, raised $10.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by The Ecosystem Integrity Fund with participation from Menlo Ventures, Broadway Angels, and Gaingels, among others.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s All-Access service and manufacturing capacity.

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AI-powered grocery inventory startup Shelf Engine nabs $41M
AI-powered grocery inventory startup Shelf Engine nabs $41M
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AI-powered grocery inventory startup Shelf Engine nabs $41M

– Shelf Engine, a Seattle-based startup cofounded in 2015, aims to make a change by tapping AI to help stores increase profits while reducing product waste.
– The company today announced that it raised $41 million in series B funding, bringing its total raised to $58 million as its platform expands beyond 85 customers and over 2,000 stores nationwide.
– According to cofounder and CEO Stefan Kalb, grocery retailers that fail to innovate today could put their companies at risk.
– Traditionally, inventory managers use computer-assisted ordering and software-as-a-service solutions that require upfront hardware and software investments.
– These solutions frequently fail to account for on-hand inventory data and high volatility in sales patterns, such as with pandemic or weather-related buying.

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OpenReel raises $19M to simplify remote video production
OpenReel raises $19M to simplify remote video production
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OpenReel raises $19M to simplify remote video production

– OpenReel, a startup that makes it easier for teams to record videos remotely, has raised $19m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Five Elms Capital and joined by existing investors including Caffeinated Capital, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and others.
– It brings OpenReel’s total funding — debt and equity — to $23.9m.
– The money will allow the company to develop new product features (one possibility: support for livestreamed videos, rather than just pre-recorded footage), as well as continued global growth, after an international push last year that saw the platform launching across 125 countries.
– OpenReel has more than 200 enterprise clients, as well as “hundreds” of small and medium business customers.

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FiVerity Raises $2M in Funding
FiVerity Raises $2M in Funding
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FiVerity Raises $2M in Funding

– FiVerity Raises $2M in Funding
– The round was led by Mendoza Ventures and super angels from the cybersecurity and financial services industries, including serial entrepreneur Doug Levin, who has been appointed as the company’s Executive Chairman.
– The company will use the funds to expand its products and ramp up sales and marketing efforts.

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Curi Bio Raises $6M Series A Financing Round for iPSC-derived Predictive Platforms
Curi Bio Raises $6M Series A Financing Round for iPSC-derived Predictive Platforms
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Curi Bio Raises $6M Series A Financing Round for iPSC-derived Predictive Platforms

– Curi Bio Raises $6M Series A Financing Round for iPSC-derived Predictive Platforms
– The round was led by Dynamk Capital
– The investment will be used to scale its existing business and accelerate the development of new innovative human stem cell platforms, including its MantarrayTM platform.
– With this financing round, Curi Bio is welcoming Dr. Gustavo Mahler, Managing Partner at Dynamk Capital, as a new board member.

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Crypto infrastructure provider Fireblocks raises $133 million
Crypto infrastructure provider Fireblocks raises $133 million
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Crypto infrastructure provider Fireblocks raises $133 million

– Fireblocks, a cryptocurrency custody company, raised $133m funding.
– The round was led by Coatue, Ribbit and Stripes.
BNY and Silicon Valley Bank are also participating in the funding round.
– Existing investors Paradigm, Galaxy Digital, Swisscom Ventures, Tenaya Capital and Cyberstarts Ventures are investing once again.
– Overall, Fireblocks has raised $179m since day one.
– The company doesn’t have a consumer-facing product.
– Instead, it sells its products to banks, fintech startups and other financial institutions.

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Saleor scores $2.5M seed round for its ‘headless’ e-commerce platform
Saleor scores $2.5M seed round for its ‘headless’ e-commerce platform
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Saleor scores $2.5M seed round for its ‘headless’ e-commerce platform

– Poland and U.S.-based startup Saleor has raised $2.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Berlin’s Cherry Ventures, with participation from various angels.
– They include Guillermo Rauch (Vercel CEO and inventor of Next.js), Chris Schagen (former CMO of Contentful) and Kevin Mahaffey (co-founder of Lookout).
– The injection of capital will be invested in further developing Saleor‘s headless e-commerce platform, including a soon-to-launch cloud product and GraphQL API for front-end engineers.

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Secureframe raises $18M Series A to simplify cybersecurity compliance
Secureframe raises $18M Series A to simplify cybersecurity compliance
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Secureframe raises $18M Series A to simplify cybersecurity compliance

– Security compliance startup Secureframe raised $18m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Kleiner Perkins and joined by Gradient Ventures and Base10 Partners.
– The company helps businesses maintain two key cybersecurity certifications, SOC 2 and ISO 27001.
– It helps companies get their certifications and become compliant in weeks, rather than months.

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Capdesk Raises £5M in Series A Extension Funding
Capdesk Raises £5M in Series A Extension Funding
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Capdesk Raises £5M in Series A Extension Funding

– Capdesk from London develops an equity management platform.
– Company raised £5m in Series A extension funding.
– The round was led by Fidelity International Strategic Ventures and MiddleGame Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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Lilli Raises £4.5M in Pre-Series A Funding
Lilli Raises £4.5M in Pre-Series A Funding
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Lilli Raises £4.5M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Lilli, a London, UK-based SaaS company using machine learning to innovate home care, raised £4.5m in a pre-Series A funding.
– The round was organized by West Hill Capital.
– Led by CEO Gren Paull, CSO Kelly Hudson, and CCO Nick Weston, Lilli provides a machine learning powered SaaS platform to alleviate the pressures of caring for an ageing UK population with long-term health conditions, and advocates accessibility to the technology for all those that need it.

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Gravie Raises $28M in Series D Financing
Gravie Raises $28M in Series D Financing
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Gravie Raises $28M in Series D Financing

– Gravie is a Minneapolis, MI-based defined contribution healthcare company.
– The company raised $28m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by AXA Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors FirstMark Capital, Split Rock Ventures and Revelation Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth through investments in product and technology, sales and marketing, and expansion into new markets through new and existing distribution channels.

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Homebrew backs Higo’s effort to become the ‘Venmo for B2B payments’ in LatAm
Homebrew backs Higo’s effort to become the ‘Venmo for B2B payments’ in LatAm
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Homebrew backs Higo’s effort to become the ‘Venmo for B2B payments’ in LatAm

– Higo.io, a Mexico City-based startup, raised $3.3m in funding.
– The round was led by Homebrew and joined by Susa Ventures, Haystack and J Ventures.
– The company wants to shake up the payments scene in the region by creating an alternative to traditional banking for businesses to pay each other.

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Neobroker Bitpanda raises $170M at a $1.2B valuation to take its trading platform beyond crypto
Neobroker Bitpanda raises $170M at a $1.2B valuation to take its trading platform beyond crypto
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Neobroker Bitpanda raises $170M at a $1.2B valuation to take its trading platform beyond crypto

– Bitpanda, a “neobroker” that wants to make it easier for ordinary people to invest not just in bitcoin and other digital assets, but also gold, and any established stock that takes their interest, has picked up $170m funding.
– Bitpanda is based in Vienna, Austria and says that this equity round makes it the country’s first “unicorn” — the first startup to pass the $1 billion valuation mark.
– The round is being led by Valar Ventures — the fund backed by Peter Thiel — with participation also from DST Global (Yuri Milner’s fund).
– Bitpanda says that this equity round makes it the country’s first “unicorn” — the first startup to pass the $1 billion valuation mark.

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ZwitterCo Secures $5.9M Series Seed Financing Led by Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures in Collaboration with R-Cubed Capital Partners
ZwitterCo Secures $5.9M Series Seed Financing Led by Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures in Collaboration with R-Cubed Capital Partners
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ZwitterCo Secures $5.9M Series Seed Financing Led by Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures in Collaboration with R-Cubed Capital Partners

– ZwitterCo, a fouling-resistant membrane technologies provider, today announced that it has closed its Series Seed financing of $5.9 million to scale its water treatment and advanced separations solutions.
– The funding round was led by global filtration and separations technologies leader Mann+Hummel Corporate Ventures in collaboration with R-Cubed Capital Partners, and with additional support from Burnt Island Ventures and individual investors.
– ZwitterCo provides hydrophilic membranes that can filter historically un-filterable process water and wastewater that is rich with fats, oils, proteins and other hard-to-remove organic compounds.
– The company is targeting applications in bioprocessing, agricultural waste treatment, food and beverage, and other industries where standard membrane solutions foul and quickly degrade in performance.

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Pollinate Raises $50M in Series C Funding
Pollinate Raises $50M in Series C Funding
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Pollinate Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Pollinate is a global software business that partners with banks to extend relationships with their business customers.
– The company raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from all existing investors, including NatWest Group, Mastercard, National Australia Bank (NAB), EFM Asset Management, and Motive Partners.
– The new investment will be used to further expand the company’s global operations.

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Cylera Announces $17 Million in Total Funding Led by Concord Health Partners & Maverick Ventures
Cylera Announces $17 Million in Total Funding Led by Concord Health Partners & Maverick Ventures
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Cylera Announces $17 Million in Total Funding Led by Concord Health Partners & Maverick Ventures

– Cylera, a leading healthcare IoT (HIoT) cybersecurity and intelligence company, today announced the company secured $10m in Series A funding, led by Concord Health Partners and Maverick Ventures.
– With the Series A close, Cylera brings the company’s total funding to $17m with investment from Concord Health Partners, Maverick Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Two Sigma Ventures, Dreamit Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Red Bear Angels and Samsung NEXT.
– Over the past year there has been a further acceleration of the digitalization and adoption of IoT devices across hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotech, life sciences and manufacturing, which can decrease operational risk and increase efficiencies.

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Aktis Oncology Announces $72M Series A Financing To Advance Breakthrough Radiopharmaceuticals To Treat Solid Tumors
Aktis Oncology Announces $72M Series A Financing To Advance Breakthrough Radiopharmaceuticals To Treat Solid Tumors
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Aktis Oncology Announces $72M Series A Financing To Advance Breakthrough Radiopharmaceuticals To Treat Solid Tumors

– Aktis Oncology completed a $72m Series A financing.
– The round was led by MPM Capital, EcoR1 Capital and Vida Ventures, with participation from Octagon Capital, TCG Crossover, Novartis and Bristol Myers Squibb.
– Aktis Oncology is developing novel alpha radiotherapies to improve upon the efficacy of conventional solid tumor therapies, while limiting toxicity.
– The company has developed proprietary platforms to discover best-in-class tumor targeting agents designed with optimal pharmacology for delivering alpha radiotherapy.
– Aktis Oncology targeting agents are highly tumor penetrant but clear from other areas of the body quickly, to maximize tumor elimination while minimizing potential side effects of treatment.

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Cybersecurity ratings platform SecurityScorecard raises $180M
Cybersecurity ratings platform SecurityScorecard raises $180M
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Cybersecurity ratings platform SecurityScorecard raises $180M

– SecurityScorecard has raised $180m in a series E round of funding.
– The company enables companies like Nokia, AXA, Liberty Mutual, and Cadence Bank to evaluate and continuously monitor their security, including weaknesses in third-party vendors that they use.
– Using seven years of historical data, SecurityScorecard assigns ratings from A to F to help security personnel address their most important vulnerabilities and evaluate external partnerships, providing an easy way to “understand their cyber posture”.
– The score is really just the tip of the iceberg though, and SecurityScorecard offers additional tools and services based on this metric, including enterprise risk management that helps establish vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure and analytics that enable businesses to “operate with a situational awareness of the cyber risk landscape and make business decisions with more confidence”.

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Fetcher.ai nabs $6.5M to match employees with open roles using AI
Fetcher.ai nabs $6.5M to match employees with open roles using AI
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Fetcher.ai nabs $6.5M to match employees with open roles using AI

– Fetcher.ai, a recruitment platform that combines AI with human teams, today announced it has raised $6.5 million in a round led by G20 Ventures.
– The company, whose latest funding round brings its total to $12 million, says the funds will be used to expand the size of its workforce.
– In 2020, talent shortages in the U.S. rose to historic levels, with 69% of employers reporting having difficulty filling jobs, according to a ManPowerGroup survey.
– This isn’t easily remedied. A report by the Society for Human Resource Management found that filling an open position costs employers an average of $4,129 and takes roughly 42 days.

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