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Software supply chain management company Cloudsmith raises $15M

– Cloudsmith has raised $15m in a series A funding round led by Tiger Global, with participation from Shasta, Amaranthine, Sorenson, Leadout Capital, Frontline, MMC, and Techstart.
– The infusion brings the company’s total raised to over $17m.
– Cloudsmith’s platform aims to solve this by helping organizations distribute software without the need for local datacenters and the costs associated with them.
– Cloudsmith can also automatically scan for security vulnerabilities, helping businesses avoid introducing exploits into their software supply chains.

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Loft Labs Raises $4.6M in Seed Funding

– Loft Labs is a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a solution which enables platform teams in large enterprises to give engineers self-service access to Kubernetes.
– The company raised $4.6m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Fusion Fund, with participation from RTP Seed, Emergent Ventures, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, as well as angel investor and Puppet CTO Abby Kearns, who recently joined the company’s advisory board.

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Pyxis One Raises $17M to Democratize Codeless AI in Marketing as a SaaS Offering

– Pyxis One closed $17M in Series B funding.
– With total funding of $24M, the tech startup plans to use this round of capital for investments in product development, and to expand to new markets.
Celesta Capital and Premji Invest co-led the round with participation from previous investors Chiratae Ventures, pi Ventures, and Exfinity Venture Partners.
– Pyxis One enables enterprises to scale accurate data-driven marketing.
– The startup’s codeless AI ecosystem comprises dozens of AI models deployed across different aspects such as targeting, optimization, creative recommendation, and consumer research, enabling a complete ecosystem that can help teams collaborate, and leverage capabilities enabled by the adoption of AI.

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SkyKick Announces $130 Million Financing to Accelerate Cloud Automation Platform Globally

– SkyKick, a global provider of no-code and low code cloud automation software for Information Technology Services Providers (ITSPs), announced that it closed a $130m financing bringing its total capital raised to over $200m.
– Demand for SkyKick’s newest product – Cloud Manager – has surged over 1,000% in the past year, underpinning rapid growth for SkyKick’s other cloud automation and data protection products.
– The market for Cloud Managed Services is estimated to grow to $116B by 2025 at an annual growth rate of 13.3%.1 SMBs are expected to adopt Cloud Managed Services at an even higher rate, driven by their need to reduce operational costs and streamline business processes.

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Billogram, provider of a payments platform specifically for recurring billing, raises $45M

– Billogram, a recurring billing platform, raised $45m in funding.
– The round was led by Partech and will be used to help the Stockholm-based startup expand from its current base in Sweden to six more markets, including Germany, Norway, Finland, Ireland, France, Spain and Italy.
– The company got its start working with SMBs in 2011 but pivoted some years later to working with larger enterprises, which make up the majority of its business today.
– It’s not surprising to see Stripe and others wanting to move in the area of more complex, recurring billing services.

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Seqera Labs grabs $5.5M to help sequence COVID-19 variants and other complex data problems

– Seqera Labs, a Barcelona-based data orchestration and workflow platform tailored to help scientists and engineers order and gain insights from cloud-based genomic data troves, as well as to tackle other life science applications that involve harnessing complex data from multiple locations, has raised $5.5 million in seed funding.
Talis Capital and Speedinvest co-led this round, with participation also from previous backer BoxOne Ventures and a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Accounting platform Synder raises $2M to automate e-commerce bookkeeping

– Synder raised $2m in seed funding.
– The round was acquired before going into the accelerator program.
– The company bills itself as an easy accounting platform for e-commerce businesses.
– It was originally founded as CloudBusiness in 2016 and developed accounting automation and management of business finances for small and mid-size businesses.
– Synder, in 2018, focused on the company full-time to develop an easy way for commerce companies to shift to omnichannel sales.
– The company is already working with 4,000 clients, and will now be fast-tracking their expansion.

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Quantum Brilliance Raises $9.7M in Seed Funding

– Quantum Brilliance is a full-stack quantum accelerator startup based in Canberra, Australia and Stuttgard, Germany.
– The company closed a USD$9.7m seed funding.
– The round was co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and Main Sequence investment consortium with participation from CP Ventures, Investible, Jelix Ventures, MA Financial (formerly Moelis Australia) Growth Ventures Fund, R3I Ventures, and Ultratech Capital Partners.
– The new funding will be used to hire for 20 roles including VP of Engineering and scientists, physicists, software engineers and control engineers.

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Monolith AI Raises £8.5M in Series A Funding

– Monolith AI, a UK AI engineering software company, raised £8.5M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors Pentech and Touchstone, Alejandro Agag, the founder of Formula E and Extreme E, Apex Black and the Stanford Angels of the UK.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s international client base and continue to develop its 3D machine learning technology.

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PolicyCo Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding

– PolicyCo from Nashville provides a cloud-based compliance management platform for emerging and mature companies to incorporate structure into their policies.
– The company raised $1.5M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Powered Health, a Nashville-based firm that commits capital and management services to early-stage healthcare SaaS and technology businesses.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale sales and marketing efforts as well as execute and expand upon its product roadmap.

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Nirmata Secures $4M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Nirmata is a software solutions provider for governance, compliance, security, and automation of production Kubernetes workloads and clusters.
– The company raised $4.0m in pre-series A funding.
– The round was led by Z5 Capital with participation from Uncorrelated Ventures, Samsung Next, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and angel investors Saqib Syed and BV Jagadeesh.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and development of Kyverno.

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Aria Systems Secures $90 Million in Growth Capital from Goldman Sachs Asset Management

– Aria Systems has secured a $90m investment.
– The capital will be used to accelerate global business expansion and deepen Aria’s penetration in strategic target markets, including the telecommunications, technology, financial services, and media and publishing industries.
– Aria continues to enjoy strong momentum and growth with new and existing clients, partnerships, and platform capabilities.

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Call center automation platform Talkdesk picks up $230M

– Talkdesk, which provides an enterprise contact center platform, announced that it raised $230 million at a post-money valuation of $10 billion.
– The round brings the company’s total raised to $498 million to date.
– Talkdesk currently has over 1,800 customers — Petco, Lemonade, and Sysco among them — and plans to increase the size of its workforce from 1,800 to around 2,200 by 2022.

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OwnBackup Approaches $3.35 Billion Valuation with Series E Investment; Expands its Leading Cloud-to-Cloud Data Protection to Microsoft

– OwnBackup has raised $240m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Alkeon Capital and B Capital Group, including a secondary investment in the company by BlackRock Private Equity Partners and Tiger Global.
– Existing investors Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Vertex Ventures also participated.
– The company has cumulatively raised nearly $500m, resulting in a $2bn valuation increase in six months.
– OwnBackup plans to expand its comprehensive backup and recovery solutions across other cloud platforms later this year, beginning with Microsoft.
– OwnBackup will help Dynamics 365 customers meet complex regulatory requirements and eliminate data disruptions due to user and integration errors.

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Contentful Closes $175M Series F; Valued At Over $3Billion

– Contentful is a Berlin-based content platform for digital-first business.
– The company raised $175m in Series F funding round led by Tiger Global with participation from Base10 Advancement Initiative and Tidemark.
– The new investment will be used to expand its global presence in marketing and sales as well as continue in its investment in building out its content platform, ecosystem and products.

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‘Search-as-a-service’ API platform Algolia raises $150M

– Algolia has raised $110m in a series D round of funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, with participation from Twilio, Steadfast Capital Ventures, Glynn Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.
– The company is now valued at $1.1bn.
– Algolia enables customers like Slack, Stripe, Atlassian, and Ubisoft to build Google-like indexing and search capabilities into their own platforms through an API.
– This includes insights into user interactions and a suite of additional tools for A/B testing and analytics.
– Algolia also launched an API for machine learning-powered recommendations, the result of its recent acquisition of Romanian company MorphL.
– Indeed, MorphL specializes in predicting customer behavior on ecommerce sites and delivering personalized recommendations based on the context of a search.

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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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Tachyum Triples Company Valuation On Closing of Series B Funding Round

– Tachyum closed its Series B funding round, led by private equity investor IPM Group in cooperation with the other investors.
– The latest monies raised from round will be used to finalize Prodigy as it moves from the successful demonstration of an FPGA prototype to tape-out and then to manufacturing of the world’s first Universal Processor Chip.
– Tens of millions of dollars are raised in series B.

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Julia Computing Raises $24M in Series A

– Julia Computing from San Francisco has completed a $24M Series A fundraising round.
Dorilton Ventures, with participation from Menlo Ventures, General Catalyst and HighSage Ventures, led the round.
– The company provides scalable enterprise computing solutions through its JuliaHub platform.

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Mark43 Raises $101M in Series E Funding

– Mark43 from New York provides a public safety CAD, RMS, analytics, and property and evidence platform.
– The company raised $101m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by The Spruce House Partnership and Tiger Global Management with participation from Radcliff Companies, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and former Lord Mayor of Sydney Lucy Turnbull, Goldman Sachs, General Catalyst, Spark Capital, HighSage Ventures, and Avenir Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to develop new products, foster dialogue between public safety agencies and the communities they serve, and continue to invest in its growth across the U.S. and abroad.

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EIS Receives More Than $100M Investment from TPG

– EIS, a San Francisco, CA-based core and digital platform provider for insurers, received a growth investment of more than $100m from TPG.
– TPG is investing out of TPG Tech Adjacencies (TTAD), its fund focused on flexible capital solutions for the technology industry.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to accelerate product development across the spectrum of risk, health, and wealth, and support geographic expansion.

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Moveworks raises $200M to automate enterprise IT tasks

– Moveworks, a platform designed to automate support at work, announced that it closed a $200m series C funding round led by Tiger Global and Alkeon Capital, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Bain Capital, ICONIQ Growth, and Kleiner Perkins.
– The proceeds bring the company’s total raised to $315m and value the company at $2.1bn post-money, representing one of the largest investments in an AI platform for employee service to date.
– With conventional approaches, support teams take an average of three days to address issues including IT tickets, HR requests, and policy questions by hand, causing disruptions that can delay work.
– Nearly one-third of departments regularly affected by technical problems say that an hour of downtime costs them $1m or more.

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Ably Raises $70M in Series B Funding

– Ably from London, UK provides a platform that powers synchronized digital experiences in realtime for distributed applications, devices, and hybrid cloud environments.
– The company closed a $70m Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by Insight Partners and Dawn Capital with participation from existing investors Triple Point, Digital Horizon, Forward Partners, and MMC.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth, adding a further 125 hires to strengthen its core UK team and growing its US presence over the next 15 months.

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SkyWatch Space Applications Raises $17.2M in Series B Funding

– SkyWatch is a space technology startup based in Waterloo, Canada.
– The company raised $17.2M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Drive Capital with participation from existing investors Bullpen Capital, Space Capital, Golden Ventures, and BDC Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations, growth and business reach.

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Ostendio Raises Series A Funding

– Ostendio is an Arlington, VA-based provider of always-on integrated risk management technology that makes it easy to build, operate, and showcase a security program.
– The company closed a Series A funding of undisclosed amount.
– The round was led by Osage Venture Partners and included follow-on investments from Blu Venture Investors, CIT GAP Funds, and other existing investors.
– The new investment will be aimed at the expansion of its network of audit partners (Auditor Connect) and its vendor risk management solution (Vendor Connect).

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Crate.io raises $10M to grow its database platform

– Crate.io, a startup developing a database platform called CrateDB, announced that it raised $10 million in additional funding (including $2 million in debt) from Draper Esprit, Vito Ventures, and individual investors.
– CEO Eva Schönleitner says that the proceeds, which bring the company’s total raised to $31 million, will be put toward expanding Crate.io’s sales teams, the CrateDB ecosystem’s functionality and partner integrations, and the open source developer community around CrateDB.

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Canadian Space Technology Startup SkyWatch Raises $17.2M to Democratize Satellite Data

– SkyWatch Space Applications Inc. (“SkyWatch”), a Waterloo-based space technology startup, announced today the completion of a $17.2M USD Series B round of financing to further democratize access to Earth observation data.
Drive Capital led the investment round with participation from existing investors Bullpen Capital, Space Capital, Golden Ventures, and BDC Ventures.
– The Series B financing builds on an exceptional first half of 2021 for SkyWatch, which is seeing revenue growth in excess of 450% over the same period last year, highlighting the appetite for Earth observation data from the private sector.

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LambaTest Raises $16M in Series B Funding

– LambdaTest is a cloud browser testing platform.
– The company raised $16M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from Telstra Ventures, Wamda Capital and a sovereign wealth fund.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Cross-browser app testing platform LambdaTest raises $16M

– Web app testing platform LambdaTest announced it has raised $16 million in a series B round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.
– The company, which now has its headquarters in San Francisco, claims a number of major customers, including Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Coca-Cola, and HubSpot.
– Regardless of a company’s size, the potential number of browser, device, and operating system combinations make it difficult to fully test new software across all potential scenarios — someone running the company’s application on Windows 7 through an old version of Firefox won’t necessarily have the same experience as someone using the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10.

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Data and AI operations startup Coiled nabs $21M

– Coiled, a DataOps and AIOps platform that seeks to increase access to scalable computing, announced that it raised $21 million in series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners.
– Coiled’s latest funding round, which saw participation from IA Ventures and FirstMark, brings its total raised to $26 million to date. Previously, the company closed a $5 million seed round led by Costanoa Ventures.
– Alongside the financing, Coiled unveiled Coiled Cloud, which lets data scientists build machine learning models using Python tools on a laptop, then transfer the model to any cloud environment to avoid vendor lock-in.

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CircleCI: $100 Million Funding And $1.7 Billion Valuation

– CircleCI is a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform.
– The company raised $100m in Series F funding.
Greenspring Associates led the round with participation from Eleven Prime, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Baseline Ventures, Threshold Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Owl Rock Capital, and Next Equity Partners.
– Stacey Epstein will also join CircleCI’s board of directors.

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Sosivio nabs $4M for container monitoring and observability

– Container observability startup Sosivio announced that it closed a $4 million seed round led by Seamans Holdings, with participation from Superposition Venture Partners and Side Door Ventures.
– Cofounder and CEO Nuri Golan says that the proceeds will be used to support product launches and allow the company to scale over the next few years.
– Containers and Kubernetes technology are entering the mainstream, with more than 35% of IT teams reporting having adopted them in 2019, according to a study from Kubernetes management firm Diamanti.

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Zenlayer Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Zenlayer is a global edge cloud service provider based in Los Angeles.
– The company closed $50m Series C funding.
– The round was led by a group including Anatole Investment and Prospect Avenue Capital, and included existing investor Volcanics Venture.
– The new investment will be used to enhance the company’s edge cloud technology and expand global network coverage.

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Quix Raises $3.2M in Seed Financing

– Quix is a real-time streaming analytics platform for Python developers.
– The company raised $3.2m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Project A Ventures with participation from Passion Capital and strategic angel investors including Frank Sagnier (CEO, Codemasters) and Ian Hogarth (Co-author, State of AI Report).
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Atomized lands $500K pre-seed to help developers deploy infrastructure faster

– Atomized, an early-stage startup that wants to create a modern tool to help developers deploy infrastructure faster, announced the first step of its funding journey, a $500,000 pre-seed round from Zing Capital, Y Combinator and several unnamed angels.
– Company co-founder and CEO Nik Kotov says developers are spending over 20% of their time on setting up the necessary infrastructure just to run their applications, and he and his co-founder and CTO Eddie Herbert believed there had to be a better way, so like all good entrepreneurs, they built one.
– For now, that means spinning up containers, databases and static sites on AWS, but there are plans to expand that to work across multiple clouds over time as the company develops.

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SightCall Announces $42M Series B Funding

– SightCall, an AR-powered visual assistance platform, announced a closing of $42m in Series B funding.
InfraVia Capital Partners led the funding round with participation by Bpifrance.
– The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

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