Unicorn Nest news
– Flywheel announces a $22m Series C funding round.
– The round was led by 8VC and includes iSelect, Argonautic Ventures, Beringea, Novartis, HPE Pathfinder, Spike Ventures, Key Investments, Seraph, Great North Labs and others.
– Flywheel’s cloud-based data management platform enables researchers to accelerate discovery through streamlined data curation and management, automated pipelines for machine learning and analysis, and tools to ensure secure collaboration.
– With Flywheel’s platform in place, researchers across academic, clinical and life sciences organizations can transform productivity and accelerate innovation in imaging research, multicenter studies, AI development and clinical trials.
Unicorn Nest news
– Petabyte Technology raised $15m through a Series B Funding Round.
– The funding includes investments from National Veterinary Associates, UNAVETS (a European-based veterinary group), Norwest Ventures Partners, Halle Capital Management, and Relevance Ventures.
– Petabyte revolutionizes patient management for veterinary hospitals through its suite of software solutions. Rhapsody, the cloud-based Practice Information Management System (PIMS), and Boop, the mobile client companion app, include features such as virtual check-in, on-the-go communications, a built-in payment system, and comprehensive wellness plans.
– Blues Wireless, an IoT startup founded by former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie, has raised $22m from investors including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
– Sequoia Capital and former Stripe exec Lachy Groom led the Series A round, which will fuel growth for the company’s technology that helps product manufacturers send data from their physical assets to cloud-based apps over cellular networks.
– Blues is the latest venture from Ozzie, who invented the Lotus Notes group messaging platform in the 1980s. He later launched and sold two startups to Microsoft: Groove Networks in 2005, and Talko in 2015. He joined Microsoft after the Groove deal, ultimately succeeding Gates as the company’s chief software architect, and helping to lead the launch of Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform.
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.
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.
Unicorn Nest news
– 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.
– 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.
Unicorn Nest news
– AppOmni, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) security management, announced the closing of a $40 million round led by Scale Venture Partners.
– The company says it will use the funding to grow its footprint and bolster product R&D as it looks to acquire new customers.
– Estimates show that 92% of web apps have security flaws that can be exploited, and some 16.2% of U.S. companies have two or more web apps that don’t securely store personally identifiable information.
– The problem is often less negligence than ignorance, as companies lack the expertise required to lock down their services and platforms.
– A recent survey by ESG and the Information Systems Security Association found that 70% of organizations believe they’re impacted by a cybersecurity skills shortage.
Unicorn Nest news
– Webscale is a cloud automation, management and hosting provider focused exclusively on ecommerce.
– The company closed a $26m Series C funding round.
– The round was led by BGV, STCAP Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures, with participation from Grotech Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s operations and business reach.
– ScienceLogic announced that it has raised $105m in growth financing.
– The round was led by Silver Lake Waterman and included participation from existing investors Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital and NewView Capital.
– The investment will support the company’s continued innovation in the AIOps market and further broaden ScienceLogic’s position within the $30+ billion IT Operations Management software market.
– ScienceLogic’s AIOps market leadership also was recently highlighted by the Forrester Wave, which included ScienceLogic as one of only three firms highlighted as AIOps Leaders – honors that further cement the company’s forward momentum.
– Granulate is a real-time computing workload optimization company.
– The company raised $30m in Series B funding.
– Red Dot Capital Partners led the round with the participation of existing investors Insight Partners, TLV Partners, and Hetz Ventures.
– Dawn Capital also joined the round as a new investor.