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FinTech Mobile Payments Payments Point of Sale Small and Medium Businesses Sub-Saharan Africa

South African payments startup Yoco raises $83M Series C backed by Dragoneer

– Yoco, a South African fintech, raised $83m in Series C funding.
– The round was joined by investors Dragoneer Investment Group, Breyer Capital, HOF Capital, The Raba Partnership, 4DX Ventures and TO Ventures; and existing investors Partech, Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures, Orange Ventures and Quona Capital. Current and former executives from global tech companies such as Coinbase, Revolut, Spotify and Gojek took part as well.
– The company plans to scale offline and online offerings and expand to new markets.

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Information Technology Internet IT Management North Africa and the Middle East SaaS Software

Remote IT monitoring and management platform Atera raises $77M

– Atera, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform for IT teams, has raised $77 million in a series B round of funding led by General Atlantic.
– RMM is a category of software used by managed service providers (MSPs) and other IT professionals to control and oversee entire IT systems, including servers, desktop machines, network devices, and more.
– Atera’s software can help companies proactively address issues before they impact a customer, including automatically deploying security patches or detecting new devices on a network to install the necessary monitoring agent.
– It also supports remote access for IT troubleshooting, which is particularly notable at a time when the world has transitioned to a semi-permanent state of remote work, along with related help desk management and ticketing for prioritizing and managing any kind of IT issue.

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Information Technology North America

Blameless raises $30M to guide companies through their software lifecycle

– Blameless, a site reliability engineering platform, raised $30m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Third Point Ventures with participation from Accel, Decibel and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
– It brings total funding to over $50m.
– The company has interest from more mainstream companies in the areas of enterprise, logistics and healthcare.

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Biotechnology Health Care Music North America Therapeutics

MedRhythms Closes $25M Series B Funding Led by Morningside Ventures and Advantage Capital to Advance Digital Therapeutics Platform

– MedRhythms announced the closing of a $25m Series B financing round co-led by Morningside Ventures and Advantage Capital, with participation from existing investor Werth Family Investment Associates.
– The proceeds from the Series B financing will enable MedRhythms to expand its team and key corporate functions as the company commercializes its flagship product for chronic stroke survivors with walking deficits and advances its digital therapeutics pipeline.

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Artificial Intelligence Customer Service Enterprise Software SaaS Software Western Europe

Dixa, the Next-Gen CX Platform, Raises $105M Series C to Transform Customer Service Worldwide

– Dixa is the leading customer engagement platform, empowering brands to stay connected with customers in a simplified and seamless environment across new and existing touchpoints.
– Dixa has raised $105m in Series C funding led by General Atlantic, with participation from Notion Capital, Project A and Seed Capital.
– Dixa will use the new funds to invest in product development, including potential new acquisitions, and plans to quadruple the engineering team by the end of 2022.
– Dixa has offices in Copenhagen, London, New York, Berlin, Kyiv, Tel Aviv and Melbourne.
– Dixa enables brands to stay connected with customers, wherever they are, in a simplified and seamless environment across new and existing touchpoints such as messaging, live chat, email or voice.
– Dixa is empowering brands to continuously stay true to their values.

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Software Western Europe

Hedge Secures Seed Funding, Invests in New Era of Video Workflows

– Hedge, the creator of modern, intelligent software solutions for video professionals, announced it has closed a $3M round of seed funding led by Steve Bayes in participation with other private media industry investors.
– Hedge will use the investment to grow its team, and expand its media technology portfolio and capabilities through the acquisition of Divergent Media assets and investment in Colourlab.
– The financial transactions coincide with three strategic advisor appointments to help take the company through its next stage of growth: investor Steve Bayes, industry executive Estelle McGechie, and noted filmmaker Robin Moran.
– Hedge’s software intelligently transfers valuable video content from cameras to multiple storage media and allows video editors to collaborate across the cloud. Thoughtful design runs through the company’s products, making them easy to use and dependably robust.

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Consumer Consumer Goods Health Care North America

Oova raises $1.2M to develop a better at-home kit for detecting a woman’s best time to conceive

– Oova officially launched its Oova Kit after receiving $1.2 million in seed funding led by BBG Ventures with participation by Company Ventures.
– The kit includes an at-home test that quantitatively measures two hormones, informing a woman — and her doctor — of her fertile days and confirming ovulation.
– The company was founded in 2017 by Amy Divaraniya, CEO, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a focus on genetics.

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AgTech Biotechnology Genetics Health Care Latin America Life Science

Protera Announces Final Close of Its $10M Series A Led by Sofinnova Partners

– Protera, an AI-driven startup designing and developing new proteins to enable a wide range of natural and sustainable solutions, announced the final close of its Series A financing, at $10 million.
– The round was led by Sofinnova Partners, a leading European life sciences venture capital firm specialized in healthcare and sustainability.
– Protera is currently scaling-up its manufacturing process and validating its protein-based ingredients with several multinational companies.
– In particular, the financing will fast-track the scale up of protera guard™, a protein that extends the shelf-life of foods and replaces widely used chemical ingredients, with an efficient natural alternative.

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E-Commerce E-Commerce Platforms Mobile Southeast Asia

Indonesia-based grocery app HappyFresh reaps $65M led by Naver Financial and Gafina

– HappyFresh, the on-demand grocery app based in Indonesia, announced it has raised a $65 million Series D.
– The round was led by Naver Financial Corporation and Gafina B.V., with participation from STIC, LB and Mirae Asset Global Investments.
– It also included returning investors Mirae-Asset Naver Asia Growth Fund and Z Venture Capital.
– Founded in 2014, HappyFresh was the first Instacart-style grocery delivery service to launch in Southeast Asia.
– It expanded into five markets before shutting down its operations in Taiwan and the Philippines in 2016.
– It continues to operate in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

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Apps Mobile Apps North America

Agentero Raises $13.5M in Series A Funding

– Agentero, a digital insurance network, raised $13.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Alma Mundi Ventures with participation from existing institutional investors Foundation Capital, Union Square Ventures, Financial Venture Studio, and Two Culture Capital.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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Artificial Intelligence Information Services North America Software Supply Chain Management

SupplyHive Closes $2M Seed Funding

– SupplyHive, a Chicago, IL-based provider of Supplier Performance Management Technology, closed a $2m seed funding round.
– The round was led by Loud Capital with participation from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Cleveland Avenue-CAST US.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its sales and marketing efforts and further product development and integrations.

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Food and Beverage Food Processing North America

Nobell Foods Scores $75M Series B Round

– Nobell Foods has secured a $75m Series B financing round.
– The round was backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
– Others joining this round include: Unovis, Germin8 Ventures, Fifty Years, AgFunder, Pear VC, GL Ventures, the venture capital arm of Hillhouse Group, and Mission Bay Capital.
– The company plans to launch its cheeses to the public by the end of next year.

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Internet of Things North Africa and the Middle East Semiconductor Wireless

IoT Pioneer Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

– Wiliot announced that it received $200m in a Series C funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.
– Wiliot has created a platform that is built on Wiliot IoT Pixels and the Wiliot Cloud.
– Wiliot IoT Pixels are tiny low-cost, self-powered tags that attach to any product or packaging to sense a range of physical and environment data that is then fed into the Wiliot Cloud, where machine learning algorithms translate data into actionable insights for businesses across a range of industries.
– The Wiliot Cloud also ensures data remains secure, private, and authentic.
– For decades, there has remained a massive gap as trillions of products travel billions of miles without any data being available as to their status, whereabouts, or situation.

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Finance Financial Services FinTech Payments Southeast Asia Transaction Processing

Nium crosses $1B valuation with $200M Riverwood Capital-led round

– B2B payments platform Nium raised $200m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by Riverwood Capital and joined by Temasek, Visa, Vertex Ventures, Atinum Capital, Beacon Venture Capital and Rocket Capital Investment.
– Including the new funding, Nium has raised $300m to date.

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Artificial Intelligence Industrial Automation North America Robotics Software

Covariant Pulls In $80M Series C Financing

– Covariant, a leading AI Robotics company, today announced it has raised $80m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by returning investor, Index Ventures, with additional participation of Amplify Partners and Radical Ventures.
– Covariant will use the funding to continue its investment in AI Robotics research and development (R&D), as well as growing its team globally, and accelerate bringing AI into the physical world.

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Biotechnology North America

MiRus Raises $65M in Funding

– MiRus, a Marietta, GA-based commercial stage life sciences company, completed a $65m funding round.
– The round was led by Mammoth Scientific and multi-generational family offices who have supported MiRus from its inception.
– The company intends to use the funds for growth of its spine and extremity portfolios and development of structural heart disease solutions using its proprietary Rhenium-based alloys (MoRe®).

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Automotive Car Sharing North America

Rodo Raises $18M in Series B Financing

– Rodo, Inc. is a NYC-based car ecommerce platform.
– The company raised $18m in Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Holman Enterprises and Evolution VC Partners with participation from existing investor IAC along with Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Ventures and auto industry veterans Mack McLarty, Vice Chairman of RML Automotive, and Franklin McLarty, Chairman and CEO of McLarty Diversified Holdings and Ken Schnitzer, former Chairman of Park Place Automotive Group.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale its dealership network nationwide and invest in marketing and customer acquisition.

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Cryptocurrency Financial Exchanges Financial Services FinTech North America Payments

Eco Raises $60M in Funding

– Eco, a San Francisco, CA-based smart money company, raised $60M in funding.
– The round was co-led by Activant Capital and L Catterton with participation from existing investors, including a16z Crypto, as well as new backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionTree Partners, Valor Equity Partners, and dozens of others.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its product roadmap to consolidate all financial tools into a single wallet.

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Analytics Enterprise Software North America Product Design Product Management SaaS

Pendo Raises $150M in Series F Funding

– Pendo from Raleigh, NC, provides a solution for companies to bridge the gap between how users expect software to work and their experience actually using it.
– Series F $150m round led by B Capital Group with participation from Silver Lake Waterman and existing investors Battery Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Sapphire Ventures, General Atlantic, Tiger Global Management, FirstMark Capital, Geodesic Capital, IDEA Fund Partners and Contour Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate global expansion, strategic acquisitions and continued innovation in the platform.

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Biotechnology Medical North America Pharmaceutical

Aristea Therapeutics Closes $63M Series B Financing

– Aristea Therapeutics, a San Diego, CA-based clinical-stage immunology focused drug development company developing novel therapies to treat serious inflammatory orphan diseases, closed a $63m Series B financing.
– The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, with participation from existing investor Novo Holdings A/S and new investors Arena Pharmaceuticals and funds managed by Tekla Capital Management.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue the build-out of its leadership team, the formation of new partnerships and the advancement of the development of its portfolio of immunology focused programs to address orphan diseases.

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North America Software Web Development

Bubble Raises $100M In Series A Funding

– Bubble is an NYC-based open-ended visual programming platform that lets people build and launch web applications without code.
– Series A $100m round was led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors SignalFire, Neo, BoxGroup, and Third Kind and notable angel investors including the founders of Datadog, Peloton, and Hootsuite.
– The new investment will be used to improve the platform’s scalability to support newly-formed and scaling startups from MVP to IPO and expand educational initiatives to empower customers to build web platforms affordably.

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Bioinformatics Data Center Automation Health Care North Africa and the Middle East Productivity Tools Software

Nym Health Pulls In Additional $25M

– Nym Health, the leading provider of explainable AI tech that automates medical coding, today announced $25m in new funding.
– The funding was led by Addition and brings the company’s total funding to $47.5m.
Addition joins existing investors GV, Dynamic Loop Capital, Tiger Global, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Lightspeed, as well as angel investors Zach Weinberg and Nat Turner.

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Blockchain Cryptocurrency Cyber Security North America

Fireblocks Secures $310M Series D Round

– Fireblocks, the preeminent platform that empowers the entry of traditional institutions into the digital asset space, has raised $310m in Series D funding.
– The round is co-led by Sequoia Capital, Stripes, Spark Capital, Coatue, DRW VC and SCB 10X.
– This extension of capital marks a significant milestone for Fireblocks, boosting the company’s valuation to over $2b.

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Bitcoin Blockchain Ethereum Internet North America

After landing NBA jersey sponsorship deal, crypto startup StormX raises $9M

– StormX, a cryptocurrency startup, raised $9m funding.
– The round was led by Optimista Capital.
– Total funding to date for the 23-person company is $47.7 million.

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Energy Energy Management North America Solar

Bright Power Raises $24.5M in Growth Funding

– Bright Power, Inc. closed a $24.5m Series B funding round.
– The round was led by the BMO Impact Investment Fund and Generate Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue scaling its business and bring new products and services to market.

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Chemical Engineering CleanTech Manufacturing North America Renewable Energy

Genomatica Raises US$ 118M in Series C Funding

– Genomatica from San Diego develops sustainable materials using biology to replace widely-used chemicals and materials.
– The company raised 118m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Novo Holdings.
– The new investment will be used to scale production for its portfolio of products and invest in new technologies to amplify the impact of sustainable materials across a range of industries.

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Cloud Security Cyber Security Information Technology North Africa and the Middle East SaaS Security

Infinipoint Raises $11M in Funding

– Infinipoint from Tel Aviv provides a SaaS based device identity and security posture solution.
– The company raised $11m in funding.
– Backers included JAL Ventures, Emerge, Hetz Ventures and strategic investors and advisors – Ron Myers, former SVP of global channels for Palo Alto Networks; Pradeep Aswani, serial entrepreneur, US distribution and channel veteran and cybersecurity investor; Issy Ben-Shaul, serial entrepreneur, cloud technologies expert, and Director of Engineering at Google; and Ravi Ithal, founder of Netskope and founding engineer of Palo Alto Networks.

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Cyber Security Insurance InsurTech North America

Cyber Insurance Startup At-Bay Closes $185 Million Series D, Valuing Company at $1.35 Billion

– At-Bay announced the closing of a $185m Series D financing round.
– The new funding was co-led by Icon Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors including Khosla Ventures, M12, Acrew Capital, Qumra Capital, Munich Re Ventures, entrepreneur Shlomo Kramer, and Glilot Capital.
– At-Bay’s post-money valuation now sits at $1.35b.
– Preeti Rathi, General Partner at Icon Ventures, has joined At-Bay’s Board of Directors in conjunction with the financing.
– At-Bay recently surpassed $160m in annual recurring revenue on 800% year-over-year premium growth.

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Computer Hardware North America

PsiQuantum Closes $450 Million Funding Round to Build the World’s First Commercially Viable Quantum Computer

– PsiQuantum has raised $450m in Series D funding to build the world’s first commercially viable quantum computer.
– The funding round was led by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, along with participation from insiders including Baillie Gifford and M12 – Microsoft’s venture fund – and new investors including Blackbird Ventures and Temasek.
– PsiQuantum has now raised a total of $665m in funding to date.
– PsiQuantum was founded in 2016 by the world’s foremost quantum computing experts, who understood that a useful quantum computer required fault-tolerance and error correction, and therefore at least 1 million physical qubits.

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Cyber Security Network Security North America Privacy Security Software

Password management platform 1Password raises $100M as business booms

– Password management platform 1Password has raised $100m in an Accel-led round of funding at a $2bn valuation.
– The raise comes hot on the heels of a slew of product announcements from the Canadian company, including its expansion into secrets management to help enterprises secure their infrastructure; a new API that enables security teams to funnel 1Password sign-in data directly into cybersecurity tools such as Splunk; and a new Linux desktop app aimed at DevOps teams.
– The ultimate problem that 1Password is setting out solve is that the vast majority of data breaches are due to compromised passwords. 1Password targets businesses like Slack, IBM, and GitLab with a platform that allows users to store passwords securely and log into myriad online services with a single click. It can also be used to store other private documents, such as software licenses and credit card details.

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Apps Hardware Software Wearables Western Europe

Disruptive Femtech Elvie Firm Announces $80M Series C Funding Round

– Elvie, the revolutionary global health and lifestyle brand developing iconic products for women, announces a $80M (£58m) Series C funding.
– The funding round was led by BGF, with further investment from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock and a consortium including Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds, plus existing investors Octopus Ventures and IPGL.
– Elvie brings together a team of world-class engineers, designers and business minds to develop extraordinary products that improve women’s lives – revolutionizing categories which had been overlooked for many years, including breast pumps and pelvic floor health.

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Asset Management Banking Financial Services FinTech North America

iCapital Network® Raises $440 Million in Latest Funding Round to Enhance Client Offerings

– iCapital Network1 raised $440m to fuel continued client success.
– The company will use the proceeds from the capital raise to enhance its platform technology, expand the breadth of strategies and product types on its alternative investment menu, and pursue strategic acquisitions that will broaden its client capabilities.
– iCapital’s growth is driven by a commitment from financial advisors to provide a diverse set of quality private market investment opportunities to meet accelerating appetite from their high-net-worth clients.
– This increased demand for alternatives is driven by the limited opportunities of shrinking public markets, a prolonged low interest rate environment, and investors’ desire for an expanded set of investment opportunities to provide portfolio diversification and counterbalance persistent market volatility.

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Apps Commercial Communications Infrastructure VoIP Western Europe

Element bolsters decentralized team messaging with $30M raise

– Element, the company behind an end-to-end encrypted team messaging platform powered by the Matrix protocol, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding from a slew of notable backers, including Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn‘s Metaplanet, WordPress.com parent company Automattic, Protocol Labs, and Notion.
– In a week that saw Salesforce officially taking Slack under its wing, the gargantuan $27.7 billion acquisition serves as a timely reminder of the importance that team chat and collaboration tools play in a world that has rapidly embraced remote work. In tandem, open source software is infiltrating just about every nook and cranny of the business world, a combination that puts four-year Element in a strong position.

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Health Care Hospital North America

Carefeed Secures Venture Funding to Expand Digital Communication Solutions for Senior Care Facilities

– Carefeed closed a venture financing round.
– The round was led by Allos Ventures with participation by M25.
– Carefeed will expand its footprint in skilled nursing and senior living communities across the United States and Canada, enhance its digital communication platform, and broaden its offerings into other patient care settings.

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Cryptocurrency Fantasy Sports North America Sports

Dibbs Announces $13 Million Series A to Scale Real-Time Fractional Sports Card Marketplace

– Dibbs, the only real-time fractional sports card marketplace, announced its $13m Series A financing round led by Foundry Group.
Tusk Venture Partners, Courtside Ventures, and Founder Collective also participated in the round, as did a syndicate of superstar athletes, including Chris Paul, Channing Frye, DeAndre Hopkins, Kevin Love, Kris Bryant, and Skylar Diggins-Smith.
– Following a closed beta that kicked off in March of 2021, the Dibbs platform recently became available to all US-based users across iOS, Android, and the web.
– Dibbs enables fans to buy and sell fractions of sports cards, in real-time.

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E-Commerce Industrial Automation Logistics Machine Learning North America Robotics

InVia Robotics raises $30M for warehouse robotics push

– InVia Robotics, an industrial robotics company based in Los Angeles, California, announced it has raised $30 million in a series C round co-led by Microsoft’s M12 and Qualcomm, with participation from Hitachi.
– InVia says the new equity funding will be used to support its growth, specifically through adopting Qualcomm’s Robotics RB5 Platform and drawing on AI expertise from Hitachi and Microsoft.
– Companies are increasingly determined to improve warehouse automation in light of pandemic-related supply chain challenges. A recent Honeywell survey found that 14% of enterprises rank improving automation within their facilities as a top priority, while 37% rank it among their top three near-term goals. A separate report published in Forbes found that 96% of warehouse executives expect the warehouse automation value proposition to increase over the next three years.

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Health Care Medical Device Western Europe

Signifier Medical Technologies Raises $35M in Series D Funding Round to Accelerate Commercialization of eXciteOSA Therapy

– Signifier Medical announced that it has successfully raised $35m in its Series D capital raise.
– This financing will underpin the commercialization of Signifier’s FDA-approved De Novo device and therapy, eXciteOSA®, to treat millions of patients around the world suffering from primary snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
– The lead investors in the financing were Segulah Medical Acceleration, Angelus Venture Fund I L.P., Alan Howard (co-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management) and Pioneer Healthcare Partners LP.

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Mining Mining Technology North America

Novamera Closes $5 Million Series A Financing to Advance Its Precision Mining Solution – Sustainable Mining by Drilling

– Novamera closed its $5m Series A financing round.
– BDC Capital’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund was the lead investor and Chrysalix Venture Capital also participated with a follow-on investment.
– The financing will primarily fund Novamera’s full field trial of the Sustainable Mining by Drilling (“SMD”) solution.
– The field trial, which is taking place at Anaconda Mining’s project site in Newfoundland, has commenced and will be ongoing until the end of November.
– The Company is carrying out a proof of concept, testing the entire SMD system and process.

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Enterprise Information Technology Infrastructure North America SaaS Software

Spectro Cloud Announces $20M Completion of Series A Funding to Unleash Full Potential of Kubernetes in Production Environments with Next-Gen Management Platform

– Spectro Cloud, a next-gen Kubernetes enterprise management platform, announced the completion of its Series A funding round, amounting to $20M.
– The round was led by Stripes, a leading investor in software and consumer products.
– Prior to this current investment round, Spectro Cloud had previously raised $7.5M in seed funding from Sierra Ventures, boldstart ventures, WestWave Capital and Firebolt Ventures, all of which also participated in the current Series A funding round.
– Additional Series A investors include T-Mobile Ventures and Alter Venture Partners.

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Medical Device North America

neuro42 Announces the Closing of $6.5M Series A Round

– neuro42, the medical technology company leading the next evolution of MRI and robotics, announced the close of a $6.5M Series A financing round.
Zepp Health led the financing round and is joined by ShangBay Capital and prominent angel investors, Krishna R. Bhupal and Philip Dolan.
– The financing will enable neuro42 to advance the development of the first-of-its-kind MRI and robot, and allow physicians to diagnose brain injury in acute settings and treat neurological diseases intraoperatively under live imaging.
– To date, the Company has raised $7.8M of which $1.3M was in an oversubscribed seed round that closed earlier this year.

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Markets Prediction North America Platform

Decentralized Prediction Markets Platform Hedgehog Markets Raises $3.5M in Seed Funding

– Hedgehog markets, a decentralized prediction markets platform built on the Solana blockchain, announced the close of its $3.5M seed funding round.
– Investors include prominent venture and digital asset firms Reciprocal Ventures, Republic Labs, Alameda Research, Divergence Ventures, MGNR, and Manna.
– Hedgehog also received a grant from the Solana Foundation.
– Hedgehog will use the new funding to propel its mainnet launch (the platform is currently in open beta), bring on additional key talent, and continue reaching development milestones.
– Not only will Hedgehog have evolved from idea to live product in less than a year, but it will also be the first prediction markets platform to launch on Solana mainnet.

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North America Spirits Wine

Avaline Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Exponential Growth and Series A Funding

– Avaline, co-founded by Cameron Diaz (Wellness author: The Body Book, The Longevity Book) and Katherine Power (Who What Wear, Versed Skincare, Merit), celebrates its one-year anniversary and the closure of its $9.5M Series A round of VC funding.
– In it’s seed round, Avaline had support from established VC partners Greycroft and Sonoma Brands in addition to celebrity investors Nicole Richie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
– The Series A will fund building out the team, funding the brand’s continued growth in retail, accelerating the direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform, as well as expanding both internationally and into new categories.

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Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Software Machine Learning North America SaaS

DataRobot Unveils Major Milestones, Including $300M Series G Funding Investment

– DataRobot announced a $300m Series G funding round to fuel platform innovation and enable DataRobot to bring the transformative impact of Augmented Intelligence to customers around the world.
– The round was led by return investors Altimeter Capital and Tiger Global and joined by new investors Counterpoint Global, Franklin Templeton, ServiceNow Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures.
– DataRobot’s Augmented Intelligence platform is currently trusted by a third of the Fortune 50. By empowering organizations large and small across industries to use AI to help solve key business challenges, including building better products, improving customer relationships, more accurately forecasting demand, and decreasing costs, its platform helps generate tremendous value for customers.

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Commercial Intellectual Property North America Real Estate Residential

Fintech Startup Landis Closes on $165M Fundraise to Help Americans Become Homeowners

– Landis, a startup that uses technology and data science to help renters reach homeownership, announced the close of $165m in debt and Series A equity financing.
– Led by Sequoia Capital, the Series A round also included participation from Arrive, a Roc Nation company, Will Smith’s Dreamers VC as well as existing investor Signia Venture Partners.
– This latest funding brings Landis’ total debt and equity raised to $182m since the company’s launch.
– Landis is a social impact-driven company with a mission to guide renters on their unique path to purchasing a home.
– The company’s technology helps Americans save money and build a stronger financial foundation through homeownership.

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Biotechnology Medical North America

IgGenix Announces $25M in Series A1 Funding

– IgGenix, Inc., a biotechnology company taking a revolutionary approach to directly address allergic disease, announced that it has raised $25m in an oversubscribed Series A1 financing.
Khosla Ventures, which participated in IgGenix’s Series A funding in 2020, co-led the round along with Matthias Westman, a leading biotech investor and founding partner of Prosperity Capital Management.
– New investors include Alexandria Venture Investments, ShangBay Capital and AllerFund, the first and only venture capital firm focused on social impact in the food allergy space.
– With proceeds from the financing, IgGenix will further expand its discovery platform in food and nonfood allergies while accelerating its lead program into preclinical development.
– IgGenix was co-founded by Stephen Quake, D.Phil.; Kari Nadeau, M.

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Artificial Intelligence Health Care Machine Learning North America Predictive Analytics

Veda Secures $45m of Series B Funding Led by Oak HC/FT

– veda, an AI and machine learning platform that can save healthcare payers and providers up to 90% in administrative costs by enhancing the processing speed and accuracy of information, announced the close of $45m in Series B funding.
– The funding was led by Oak HC/FT.
– The funding will enable veda to accelerate its growth and further its mission to help health plans focus on the health and well-being of its members, rather than burdensome administrative processes.
– To date, veda has supported some of the country’s largest health insurance companies in their efforts to automate administrative processes. In 2021, the company is expected to save health plans 500,000 hours in provider data processing time.

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Telecommunications Western Europe

Space Capital Leads $4.3m Investment in Scottish-based Space Technology Start-up R3-IoT

– R3-IoT, a satellite-enabled connectivity start-up has closed a $4.3m seed investment round led by New-York based Space Capital as it gears up for global expansion.
– The investment is a clear recognition of the potential for their platform to broaden the reach of satellite technologies by focusing on what has been, up until now, the ‘missing piece’ in digitization.
– They have ambitious plans and are in a strong position to accelerate their international growth strategy.

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Computer Cyber Security North Africa and the Middle East Software

ActiveFence Announces $100 Million in Funding to Keep the Internet Safe

– ActiveFence raised $100M in funding.
– The announcement covers both a Series B round, led by CRV and Highland Europe, and a previously unannounced Series A round, led by Grove Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.
– Other significant participants in the rounds include Vintage Investment Partners, Resolute Ventures and others.
– The company protects billions of people worldwide from disinformation, child abuse, terror, hate speech, fraud, and other online harms.
– The company’s roster of customers – which includes social media, audio and video streaming, file sharing, gaming, marketplaces and other types of technology platforms – continues to grow 100% year over year.
– The funds will be used to invest in product development as well as accelerate global growth. Today the company employs almost 200 people across six global offices.

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Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision Consumer Information Technology North America Service Industry

Blaize, leading AI Solution for Edge Computing, Announces $71M Series D Financing to Further Accelerate Growth

– Blaize announced the close of a $71m Series D round of funding.
Franklin Templeton, a new investor, and Temasek, an existing investor, led the round, along with participation from DENSO and other new and existing investors.
– The funding will support acceleration of the product roadmap to meet growing demand for higher performance, lower power, lower cost AI hardware and transformational AI software solutions in automotive, smart retail, smart city and industrial markets.
– In 2020, Blaize successfully released and built a multi-year pipeline for the first generation Blaize AI edge computing hardware products based on the groundbreaking Blaize GSP architecture, and the Blaize AI Studio end-to-end application lifecycle software platform.

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Biotechnology Health Care Western Europe

IMIDomicsTM Closes $16.5 Million Series A Financing to Advance its Precision Discovery Platform for Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases

– IMIDomics has announced the completion of a $16.5m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by DNS Capital with additional investment from Bristol Myers Squibb, The Pritzker Organization, Tao Capital and others.
– IMIDomics was founded in 2015, following a decade of incubation within Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, during which the IMID-Biobank was built.
– The company relocated to the United States in 2021.
– IMIDomics’ Precision Discovery Platform combines and analyzes clinical, epidemiologic, and biomolecular data to uncover new insights about IMIDs including lupus, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.

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Lalo Closes $5.6M Seed Funding Round

– Lalo is a NYC-based DTC baby brand.
– The company closed a $5.6m seed funding.
– The round was led by Willow Growth Partners.
– Additional investors in the company include businesswoman and philanthropist Yael Cohen Braun, Dave Heath, CEO of Bombas, and business consultant and former senior partner of Boston Consulting Group, Michael Silverstein.
– The new investment will be used to grow their product line and to bring their products to more families.

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Qler Telehealth Raises $7.4M in Series B Funding

– QLER Telehealth is a Reston, VA-based on-demand psychiatry partner.
– Company raised $7.4m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by MedEquity Capital with participation from Relevance Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to continue the national buildout of its dedicated group of employed psychiatrists who partner with regional health systems across the country, to expand its growth team and partner success infrastructure.

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V-Nova Receives Investment from Neva First

– V-Nova, a London, UK based high-growth company leader in the compression of video and image data, received an investment from Neva First, the alternative investment fund managed by Neva SGR.
– The company closed a €33m Series C funding round.
– The company intends to use the funds to bolster the commercial roll-out of its video compression software.

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Councilbox Raises €5M in Series A Funding

– Councilbox, a Madrid, Spain-based legaltech startup, raised €5M (US$6M) in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Adara Ventures, with participation from Telefonica’s Wayra and ABANCA.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth, expand its team, and begin its international expansion.

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Eastern Asia Medical Device

Hochuen Medical Raises RMB40M in Series A Funding

– Hochuen Medical from Shenzhen is developing and producing microfluidic and IVD devices for more than 200 companies.
– The company raised RMB 40M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Qiming Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s contract development and manufacturing organization, expand in both international and domestic markets, develop new manufacturing processes and technologies, and further expand production capacity.

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ByHeart Raises $90M in Series B Financing

– ByHeart is a NYC-based baby nutrition company.
– Company raised $90M in series B funding.
– The round was led by D1 Capital Partners with participation from OCV Partners, Polaris Partners, Bellco Capital, Two River and Red Sea Ventures – all of whom also invested in ByHeart’s Series A – as well as new investment from AF Ventures, and Gaingels.
– The new capital will be used to launch the company’s first formula, as well as to advance its innovation pipeline of mom and baby products.

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Computer Software North America

Teamflow Raises $35M in Series B Funding

– Teamflow, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a virtual office connecting remote and onsite teams, raised $35m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Coatue with participation from existing investors Menlo Ventures’ Naomi Ionita and Battery Ventures’ Neeraj Agrawal.
– The new investment will be used to hire and accelerate the company’s business reach.

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MaxOne Raises $3.5M in Funding

– MaxOne from Grand Rapids, MI develops technology to help coaches interact and engage with athletes.
– Company raised $3.5M in funding.
– The round was led by Stadia Ventures with participation from Chris Paul, the Piquet Family Office, and Wakestream Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Guidewheel Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Guidewheel from San Francisco CA provides a cloud-powered FactoryOps that allows factories to digitize their operations and reach sustainable performance.
– The company raised $8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Greycroft, which was joined by angels, and Fortune 500 executives.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating growth, expanding operations and its business reach.

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