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Association Communities Non Profit North America

Cabinet brings in $2.6M, designs software for executive assistants

– Cabinet is a software for executive assistants.
– Cabinet closed on $2.6 million in funding, led by Harlem Capital with participation from Good Friends Capital and existing investor Parade Ventures.
– The company was founded by Julia Leibowitz and Evan Kesten in 2018.
– Cabinet is developing software to aid with daily productivity.
– The company’s software is not just one feature, but brings a lot of capabilities into one package to drive workflow.

Association Big Data Enterprise Software Government Information Technology Mobile Non Profit North America Software

Esper Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Esper is a govtech startup from Austin, TX.
– Company raised $8M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Cota Capital with participation from 8VC, Gaingels, and Stand Together Ventures Lab.
– The investment will be aimed at expanding the company’s operations and business reach across the U.S. state and federal market.

Association North America

STEM NOLA Receives $1.25M to Seed 42,000 SF STEM NOLA Innovation HUB and Expand Award-Winning STEM Programming

– STEM NOLA has been awarded a $1.25 million dollar grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Kellogg Foundation).
– A portion of the grant will go towards transforming a local New Orleans East building into the first STEM NOLA Innovation center.
– The balance will support STEM NOLA’s award-winning programming that addresses early childhood STEM exposure and skill gaps among Black and Latinx youth with engagement tools to improve mathematics and science proficiency,­­­­ build confidence and performance in STEM-related subjects, and offer STEM-based professional development to childhood educators with STEM-based curriculum and materials.
– The grant will be distributed over a three-year period.
– The future STEM NOLA Innovation HUB will be located in the New Orleans East Opportunity Zone.

Association EdTech Education Management Consulting Non Profit North America

Higher Ground Education Raises $30M Series D; Acquires FreshGrade

– Higher Ground Education, Inc. from Lake Forest, CA, raised $30M USD in Series D funding and acquired Kelowna, British Columbia digital portfolio and assessment platform provider FreshGrade.
– The round was led by Learn Capital and attracted new investor Kapor Capital as well as existing investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
– The company intends to use the funds to make continued investments in curriculum development, training, technology, and global growth.
– Higher Ground Education operates Guidepost Montessori, a network of Montessori schools with over 80 locations across the US and China.

Association North America Sports

Professional Fighters League Wins $65M Funding

– The Professional Fighters League (PFL) from New York has announced the completion of a $65m financing round.
– The round was led by Ares Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, and Knighthead Capital.
– The PFL is the first and only to present MMA in the sport-season format, where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing each year in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship.
– PFL is the fastest growing sports league and the #2 MMA company worldwide.

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