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WestCap and Peter Thiel-backed FLYR Labs closes $150M Series C

– FLYR Labs, a deep learning platform for airlines, raised $150m in Series C funding.
– The funding round was led by WestCap, with participation from Silver Lake Waterman, WndrCo, as well as Peter Thiel, Streamlined Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures and Gopher Asset Management.
– The company plans to use the funding to grow its core business and expand into other verticals.

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Agile Space Industries Raises $1.8M In Funding

– Agile Space Industries won the Greater Colorado Pitch Series Investment Competition.
– The company received a venture debt $1.8m commitment from Greenline Ventures.
– Agile Space Industries provides mission-optimized propulsion solutions on fast space timelines by coupling rapid prototyping with diagnostic testing and analysis.

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Cloverly snags $2.1M seed to continue developing API to measure and offset carbon usage

– Cloverly, an Atlanta-based, early-stage startup, has developed an API that helps companies measure and then offset their carbon emissions.
– The company announced a $2.1m seed round led by TechSquare Ventures with participation from SoftBank Opportunity Fund and Panoramic Ventures along with Circadian Ventures, Knoll Ventures and SaaS Ventures
– The company has hired former eBay exec Jason Rubottom as CEO in his place.

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Nowports raises $16M to build the OS for LatAm’s shipping industry

– Nowports, an automated digital freight forwarder in Latin America, has raised $16m in Series A funding.
Mouro Capital led the round for the Monterrey, Mexico-based startup.
Foundation Capital also participated in the financing, which included participation from existing backers Broadhaven Ventures, InvestoVC, Monashees, Base10 Partners and Y Combinator.
– A number of angels also put money in the round, including founder Ricardo Weder, Carlos Salinas from Luuna and Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen.
– The investment brings Nowports’ total raised since its 2018 inception to over $24m.

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Beta Technologies adds $368 million in Series A funding for its electric aviation ecosystem

– Electric aviation startup Beta Technologies closed a $368m Series A funding round.
– The funding round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, with undisclosed additions from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund.
– The company’s valuation is now at $1.4 billion.

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Luxury air travel startup Aero raises $20M

– Aero, a startup backed by Garrett Camp’s startup studio Expa, has raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Keyframe Capital, with Keyframe’s chief investment officer John Rapaport joining the Aero board.
Cyrus Capital Partners and Expa also participated.

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American Express Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Boom Supersonic to Fuel the Future of Travel

American Express Ventures makes strategic investment in Boom Supersonic to fuel the future of travel.
– The funds will support the continued development of Boom’s flagship product, the supersonic airliner Overture.
– Boom is building the world’s fastest and most sustainable commercial airliner.
– Overture is slated to roll out in 2025 and begin commercial flights by 2029.
– Boom has $6 billion in pre-orders of Overture aircraft.

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Volocopter Raises €200M in Series D Funding

– Volocopter is a Bruchsal, Germany-based urban air mobility (UAM) company.
– Company raised €200m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by new investors funds managed by BlackRock, Atlantia S.p.A., Avala Capital, Continental AG, Jericho Capital, NTT via its venture capital arm, Tokyo Century, a Japanese leasing company, family offices, and existing investors Geely, Daimler, DB Schenker, Intel Capital, btov Partners, Team Europe, and Klocke Holding.

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