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VU raises $12M to remove cybersecurity friction from digital experiences

– Argentina-based fraud and identity protection company VU raised $12m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Globant and joined by Agrega Partners, NXTP Ventures, Bridge One, the IDB Lab and Telefónica.
– The company has total venture-backed investments of $20m.
– VU’s technology takes a person’s “online persona” and uses geolocation, biometrics and user behavior analysis to provide identity verification for users and enable a continuous authentication process that sees and connects the users’ online and offline personas.

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Sanyou Biopharmaceuticals Raises Undisclosed Series B Funding

– Sanyou Biopharmaceutical, a Shanghai, China-based antibody drug discovery company, raised a Series B funding round of undisclosed amount.
– The round was led by LH Ventures and Montesy Investment, with participation from Grand Mount Capital and Seeking Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s business reach.

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SiLC Technologies Raises $17M Series A Funding Round to Advance Machine Vision Applications

– SiLC Technologies announced a $17m Series A funding round led by Alter Venture Partners and Dell Technologies Capital.
– The round was also supported by Fluxunit – OSRAM Ventures, Sony Innovation Fund by IGV, Epson, UMC Capital, Yamato Holdings and Global Brain.
– The additional financing will be used to expand SiLC’s operations, accelerate product development and gain additional production design wins – all in preparation for pre-production and product launch activities.
– Over the last year, SiLC has provided development systems to customers that are at the forefront of their respective market segments, including mobility, industrial machine vision, robotics, augmented reality, and consumer applications.
– The new funds will help further customer traction and support bringing these products to market.

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Uniphore Secures $140M in Series D Funding

– Uniphore from Palo Alto develops a Conversational Service Automation (CSA) platform.
– Series D $140m funding round brings the total funds invested in the company to $210m.
– The round was led by Sorenson Capital Partners with participation from Serena Capital, Sanabil Investments, Cisco Investments, March Capital Partners, National Grid Partners, Chiratae Ventures, Iron Pillar Fund, and Sistema Capital.
– The new investment will be used to extend the company’s technology and market leadership in AI, Automation and Machine learning across the enterprise.

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Incode Raises $25M in Series A Funding

– Incode is a San Francisco, CA-based identity verification and authentication platform for enterprises.
– The company raised $25M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by DN Capital and 3L Capital, with participation from Framework Ventures, Walter Ventures, FJ Labs, and DILA Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale its technology as well as accelerate growth in North America and Europe.

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ABclonal Biotechnology Completes $93 Million Series C Financing

– ABclonal Biotechnology, a global life science tools and services provider, recently completed its $92.9 million Series C financing led by Sequoia Capital China and healthcare-focused investor LYFE Capital.
– Other new and existing shareholders, such as Sigma Square Capital, Kinghall Ventures, and Lucion Capital, participated in the new round.
– ABclonal Biotechnology, parent company of Massachusetts-based life science research and diagnostic reagents manufacturer, ABclonal Technology, will use the additional funding to accelerate the company’s research and development pipeline for in vitro diagnostic raw materials and rapidly expand production capabilities of its research reagent products and services.
– ABclonal is also currently in talks to acquire a contract research organization focused on single-cell-based monoclonal antibody development. This will be the company’s first step toward using the $92.

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

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

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