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Blockdaemon Raises $155 Million In Series B Funding Making it the World’s Largest Blockchain Node Infrastructure Company

– Blockdaemon closed a Series B funding round of USD $155m with a valuation of $1.255b, making it the world’s largest blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures, and Morgan Creek Digital.
– This follows the company’s Series A Round in June 2021 of $28m, as well as previous strategic investments, bringing the total to just under $190m.
– Over the last 90 days, Blockdaemon has significantly accelerated its growth and increased its managed node count from 8,000 to 18,000, more than doubling its operational footprint.

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Propel Announces $20 Million Series C to Help Manufacturers Deliver Long Term Customer Engagement

– Propel announced it has raised $20m in Series C financing.
– The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Green D Ventures and TIFF.
– The company has raised a total of $48m in funding to date.
– With this new round of funding, Propel will continue its development of Product 360 – the only unified quality management (QMS), product lifecycle management (PLM) and commercialization solution built on Salesforce.
– By connecting product, quality, customer and supplier information in a single platform, Product 360 helps manufacturers launch products faster, simplify quality and compliance, and improve their employee user experience.

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Borneo Raises $18M in Series A Funding

– Borneo is a Singapore-based real-time data security and privacy observability platform.
– Company raised $18m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Vulcan Capital and Prosus Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to continue investing in its technology platform and customer demand.

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MOLOCO raises $150M Series C led by Tiger Global at a $1.5B valuation

– MOLOCO, an adtech startup, raised $150m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Tiger Global Management.
– The company has raised $200m in total.
– MOLOCO serves mobile app developers in a wide range of industries, like gaming, social networking, e-commerce, ridesharing, food delivery and fintech.
– The new funding will be used to expand MOLOCO’s machine learning engine to more use cases by focusing on research and development, product and engineering.

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Replicated Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Replicated is a Culver City CA-based provider of solutions for software vendors to operationalize and scale the delivery of their applications into complex enterprise multi-prem environments.
– The company raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Owl Rock with participation from Lead Edge Capital, Headline, Two Sigma Ventures, Amplify Partners, BoldStart, Ridgeline, and Heavybit.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and expand into more global markets.

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WebOps platform Pantheon raises $100M from SoftBank Vision Fund

– WebOps SaaS platform Pantheon, which started out as a Drupal and WordPress hosting service many years ago, announced that it has raised a $100 million Series E round solely funded by the Softbank Vision Fund.
– With this round, Pantheon has now reached unicorn status, with a valuation of over $1 billion.
– Pantheon co-founder and CEO Zack Rosen told me that the company wasn’t under any pressure to raise.

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Cubbit Raises €7M in Funding

– Cubbit from Bologna develops a green cloud storage solution that does not use centralized server farms.
– The company raised €7m in funding.
– The round was led by Techstars, Primo Ventures, Digitech Fund – Azimut Libera Impresa, CDP Venture Capital Sgr, Gellify, the members of IAG (Italian Angels for Growth), and the Family Office of Massimo Prelz Oltramonti.
– The new investment will be used to grow B2C and B2B Sync&Share cloud services, develop new solutions (i.e. Backup and Object Storage), and launch Next Generation Cloud, a distributed cloud network reserved to pioneers companies.

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Database optimization startup Silk raises $55M

– Silk, a platform designed to improve database performance, announced it has raised $55m in a series B funding round led by S Capital.
– The company says the funds will be used to support its sales and marketing operations and expand its engineering team as the demand for cloud environments rises in the wake of the pandemic.
– As companies increasingly move their workloads to the cloud, stable cloud infrastructure is essential. Seventy percent of companies now use more than one database in their stack, according to Redgate. And in a recent Gleanster survey, respondents said databases are the No. 1 source of app performance issues.

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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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Robocorp Closes $21M Series A Investment Round and Launches Robocorp Control Room, a Self-Managed Bot Automation Platform

– Robocorp, the open-source process automation platform, has closed a $21m Series A investment round led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Benchmark, Uncorrelated Ventures, Slow Ventures, Firstminute Capital, Harpoon Ventures, Artisanal Ventures, Haystack Ventures and a host of angels in the intelligent automation and open source space.
– Additionally, Robocorp is releasing Robocorp Control Room, a self-managed automation orchestration platform for solutions integrators, robots-as-service providers, and enterprises that want to power automations at scale with governance and control.
– Businesses are looking to automate manual tasks and tedious processes for business functions that include HR, IT, finance, data management, customer communications, and IT operations. In fact, 50% of CIOs will be accelerating robotization and automation by 2024 according to IDC.

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Internxt gets $1M to be ‘the Coinbase of decentralized storage’

– Valencia-based startup Internxt has raised $1M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Angels Capital, a European VC fund owned by Juan Roig (aka Spain’s richest grocer and second wealthiest billionaire), and Miami-based The Venture City.
– The funds will be put towards its next phase of growth — its month-to-month growth rate is 30% and it tells us it’s confident it can at least sustain that — including planning a big boost to headcount so it can accelerate product development.
– The Spanish startup has spent most of its short life to date developing a decentralized infrastructure that it argues is both inherently more secure and more private than mainstream cloud-based apps (such as those offered by tech giants like Google).

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Productivity API and automation platform Nylas raises $120 million

– Nylas has raised $120m in a series C round of funding led by Tiger Global Management.
– The raise comes amid a booming API economy, as organizations are using APIs to improve their efficiency by tapping into the wider digital ecosystem.
– Nylas offers APIs spanning email, calendar, contacts, and scheduling and includes integrations with all the major services from the likes of Microsoft, Google, AOL, Yahoo, and IMAP.
– So rather than having to develop multiple integrations for all these different services, a resource-intensive endeavor that requires ongoing maintenance and management, a CRM software maker (for example) can use Nylas’ email API to bypass all these hurdles and let sales teams send and receive emails from any provider directly through the CRM.

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BrowserStack, the Leading Software Testing Platform, Closes $200 Million Series B Funding at a $4 Billion Valuation

– BrowserStack has secured $200m in Series B funding at a $4b valuation.
– The round was led by BOND, with participation from Insight Partners and existing investor Accel.
– BrowserStack is the global category leader in software testing on the cloud, with 50,000+ customers and four million+ developer signups.
– The investment will support BrowserStack’s strategic acquisitions, expansion of its product offerings, and continued scale and growth.
– Companies today need to release software with speed and quality to remain competitive. To do this, companies have to adopt DevOps, test more, and test fast. However, for most companies, testing remains the key bottleneck in the DevOps cycle.

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Ex-Google and Amazon engineers raise $5M to help developers test and fix software bugs

– Seattle startup YourBase landed a $5m seed led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
– The 3-year-old company sells software that helps developers run tests on their codebase.
Unusual Ventures and Fathom Capital joined Lightseed for the round.
– The startup uses its “Code Dependency Graph” that automates the test selection processes for large, complex databases.
– YourBase has more than a dozen customers in its private beta, including some public companies.

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Blockdaemon Raises $28 Million In Series A Funding To Help Institutions Quickly and Securely Scale Blockchain Infrastructure

– Blockdaemon closed a $28m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Greenspring Associates with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka.
– Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments.
– Blockdaemon is the foundational layer to the blockchain industry, enabling participants to stake and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security, scalability and reliability.
– Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers.

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Golioth Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding

– Golioth is a cloud platform for IoT.
– The company raised $2.5m in seed funding led by Zetta Venture Partners with participation from Chris Aniszczyk (CTO of CNCF), Sam Ramji (CSO of Datastax), Shiva Rajaraman (Former CTO WeWork,) and Stephen Blum (CTO of PubNub).
– The funds will be used to expand the company’s developer community.

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Passport Raises $90M in Funding

– Passport is a Charlotte NC-based transportation software and payments company.
– The company raised $90m in funding.
– The round was led by Sixth Street Growth.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and to further improve the digital platform infrastructure.

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Styra Raises $40 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Access, Security and Compliance in Cloud-Native Applications

– Styra, Inc., the founder of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader in cloud-native authorization, has raised a $40m Series B funding round to continue driving the reinvention of policy and authorization for cloud-native applications.
– The round was led by Battery Ventures with participation from previous investors A. Capital, Unusual Ventures, and Accel, as well as new investors at Capital One Ventures and Citi Ventures.
– With this funding, Dharmesh Thakker, General Partner at Battery Ventures, will be joining the Styra board.
– The round further solidifies its market leadership and provides capital to accelerate its founders’ vision—to create the standard for authorization—which started with OPA.

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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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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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Greece’s Viva Wallet raises $80M for its neobank targeting small business merchants

– Greek startup Viva Wallet raised $80m funding.
– The round was led by Tencent, EBRD, Breyer Capital, and Hedosophia.
– The company is live in 23 European markets and plans soon to expand to Croatia, Hungary and Sweden.

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Aiven Raises $100M in Series C Funding

– Aiven from Helsinki develops open source technologies with cloud infrastructure.
– Company raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Atomico and attracted new investors Salesforce Ventures and World Innovation Lab as well as existing investors Earlybird Venture Capital and IVP.
– The new investment will be aimed at doubling the company’s headcount over the next year, bringing new products to market, developing open source technologies and continuing to expand internationally.

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Cybersecurity ratings platform SecurityScorecard raises $180M

– SecurityScorecard has raised $180m in a series E round of funding.
– The company enables companies like Nokia, AXA, Liberty Mutual, and Cadence Bank to evaluate and continuously monitor their security, including weaknesses in third-party vendors that they use.
– Using seven years of historical data, SecurityScorecard assigns ratings from A to F to help security personnel address their most important vulnerabilities and evaluate external partnerships, providing an easy way to “understand their cyber posture”.
– The score is really just the tip of the iceberg though, and SecurityScorecard offers additional tools and services based on this metric, including enterprise risk management that helps establish vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure and analytics that enable businesses to “operate with a situational awareness of the cyber risk landscape and make business decisions with more confidence”.

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ixlayer Raises $75M in Series A Funding

– ixlayer, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of technology-based solutions for diagnostic testing, raised $75m in Series A funding round.
– The round was led by General Catalyst with participation from PearVC, Signatures Capital’s Bobby Yazdani, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, MBX Capital’s Zeshan Muhammedi and Prologis CEO Hamid Moghadam.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s global expansion and development of new products.

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Capital One Ventures partners with Securonix on cloud-native security analytics in $24M deal

Capital One has invested $24m in Securonix, a security startup that has developed a cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) platform.
– Securonix has created a SaaS-based security analytics suite of tools that reduces infrastructure costs and allows for greater scalability.
– Those tools gather data that is fed to the company’s 450 security analysts who help track vulnerabilities and attacks.
– But according to Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar, the company is beefing up its AI and machine learning capabilities to augment that work so more of it can be automated.
– Emmanuel said Capital One knows it needs greater automation to meet the growing pace of cyberattacks.

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Yugabyte Raises $48M in Funding

– Yugabyte is a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based leader in open source distributed SQL databases.
– The company raised $48m in funding.
– The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with additional participation by Greenspring Associates, Dell Technologies Capital, Wipro Ventures and 8VC.
– The new investment will be used to expand R&D, sales and customer functions in the EMEA and APAC markets and further accelerate enterprise adoption of its commercial products.

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itopia Secures $5 Million in Funding as the Global Workforce Embraces the Cloud at Record Pace

– Today, itopia announced an additional $5.3m in funding to accelerate growth and expand market opportunity.
– Investors include Ocean Azul Partners, Hunt Holdings, and other early itopia backers.
– itopia has raised $14.5m to date with the latest funding.
– itopia experienced its strongest year in 2020 as the global workforce began working remotely in vast numbers due to Covid-19.
– The company expanded its sales and marketing activity and invested in product innovation to meet the needs of the world’s fast-growing remote workforce.
– itopia will launch an exciting new product for software development teams later this year.
– The global cloud infrastructure automation and orchestration market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.9% from 2019–2024 to an aggregate $73.4 billion by 2024.

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E-commerce logistics startup Pipe17 raises $8M amid pandemic-driven online shopping surge

– E-commerce logistics startup Pipe17 raised $8m funding.
– The round was led by GLP Capital Partners.
– The company provides the connective tissue that brings data together and gives a real-time bird’s eye view of an e-commerce operation.
– It brings the total funding to $8m.

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Distributed Data And Code Sharing Platform Vendia Raises $15.5 Million

– Vendia is a serverless, distributed data and code sharing platform.
– The company raised $15.5m in Series A funding.
Canvas Ventures led the round and was joined by BMW i Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, and Vendia’s seed stage investors.
– Vendia is now open to all developers at no cost.

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Sitetracker Secures $42 Million In Series C Financing

– Sitetracker is a global standard for deploying, operating, and servicing critical infrastructure and technology.
– The company raised $42m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by H.I.G. Growth Partners and Energize Ventures, and followed by NEA, National Grid Partners, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Salesforce Ventures, and others.
– Energy Impact Partners (EIP), Telekom Innovation Pool (TIP), Clearvision Ventures, and others also participated in the round.

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