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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.

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Communities Information Services Internet North America

The ORG Raises $20M in Series B Funding

– The Org is a New York-based network startup.
– Company raised $20m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Tiger Global with participation from Sequoia, Founders Fund, Balderton Capital, Thursday Ventures, Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, Neeraj Arora, Gavin Baker.
– The new investment will be used to double the team focusing on product, distribution and monetization and expand their offices and move beyond New York and Copenhagen.

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Beauty Communities E-Commerce Marketplace Mobile North America

Barbershop technology startup theCut sharpens its platform with new $4.5M round

– TheCut, a technology platform designed to handle back-end operations for barbers, raised $4.5m in new funding.
Nextgen Venture Partners led the round and was joined by Elevate Ventures, Singh Capital and Leadout Capital.
– The latest funding gives theCut $5.35m in total funding since the company was founded in 2016.

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Apps Communities North America Social

Playbook, which aims to be the ‘Dropbox for designers,’ raises $4M in round led by Founders Fund

– Playbook is a cloud storage for modern design workflows and processes.
– The company has raised $4m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Founders Fund and joined by other investors.

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Communities Coworking North America Outsourcing Virtual Workforce

Greycroft leads $3.5M into Breef, an online marketplace for ad agencies

– Breef, a marketplace for brands and agencies, raised $3.5m in funding.
– The round was led by Greycroft and joined by Rackhouse Ventures, The House Fund, John and Helen McBain, Lance Armstrong and 640 Oxford Ventures.
– Including the new round, the New York and Colorado-based company has brought in total funding of $4.5m since its inception in 2019 by husband-and-wife co-founders George Raptis and Emily Bibb.
– Bibb’s background is in digital marketing and brand building at companies like PopSugar, VSCO and S’well, while Raptis was on the founding team at fintech company Credible.com.

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Communities Internet Media and Entertainment North America

Launch House Announces $3 Million in Seed Funding to Create an IRL and URL Community for Founders and Creators

– Launch House has raised $3 million in Seed funding.
– Launch House brings together emerging leaders in the startup and entertainment worlds to live in illustrious mansions around the world.
– Launch House plans to double-down on its community with Season 2, which includes the expansion of the physical Residency program to cities around the globe and launching a Virtual Residency.
– Launch House Creators command audiences totaling over 100M.

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Communities E-Commerce Eastern Asia Marketplace

South Korean online secondhand marketplace Danggeun Market raises $162M at a $2.7B valuation

– Danggeun Market, the publisher of South Korea’s hyperlocal community app Karrot, announced it has raised $162m in a Series D round of funding with a valuation of $2.7bn.
– This round of funding was led by DST Global, with additional participation from Aspex Management, Reverent Partners and existing investors such as Goodwater Capital, Altos Ventures, SoftBank Ventures Asia, Kakao Ventures, Strong Ventures and Capstone Partners.
– The company plan to strengthen its capabilities in local commerce with Danggeun Pay, or Karrot Pay, which is set to launch this year.

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Child Care Communities Mobile Apps North America

pumpspotting Raises $1.15M in Funding

– pumpspotting, a Kittery, Maine-based community-driven breastfeeding support platform, raised $1.15M in seed funding.
– The round was led by MooDoos Investments, with participation from Maine Venture Fund, Maine Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, Opus Ventures, Crystal McKellar and strategic investor Punchbowl, Inc.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth in the B2B channel.

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Communities Delivery E-Commerce Internet Restaurants Southeast Asia

Vietnamese on-demand e-commerce platform Loship raises $12M at a valuation of $100M

– Loship, a Vietnamese on-demand e-commerce platform, raised $12m in pre-Series C funding.
– The round was co-led by BAce Capital, an Ant Group-backed venture firm, and the direct investment unit of Sun Hung Kai & Co Limited.
– Loship offers one-hour deliveries for a large range of products and services, including food, ride-hailing, medicine and B2B supplies.
– The company says it has more than 70,000 drivers and 200,000 merchants, and serves about 2 million customers in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Can Tho and Bien Hoa.
– Loship is in the process of raising a Series C, expected to close by the end of this year.

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Communities Southeast Asia

Indonesia “sea-to-table” platform Aruna hooks $35M led by Prosus and East Ventures Growth Fund

– Aruna, a seafood supply chain startup, raised $35m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Prosus Ventures and East Ventures Growth Fund, with participation from SIG and returning investors including AC Ventures, MDI and Vertex Ventures.
– The company works primarily with small fisheries (or ones that have boats with about one to two metric tonnes of capacity) and focuses on sustainability, helping suppliers adhere to the United Nations Goal 14’s targets.
– It was founded in 2016 by Farid Naufal Aslam, Indraka Fadhlillah and Utari Octavianty, who met while studying information technology administration and management at Telkom University.

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Apps Communities Funding Platform Payments Software Western Europe

Percent raises $5M, aiming to become the ‘Stripe for donations’ to good causes

– Pennies is a digital charity box.
– It has raised $5m in funding.
– The round was led by Morpheus Ventures and joined by Nationwide Building Society.
– The company provides an API allowing firms to customers to donate to good causes.

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Communities Hardware Homeland Security Machine Learning North America Security Software

Flock Safety Raises $150M in Series D Funding

– Flock Safety from Atlanta develops a public safety operating system for cities to work with private communities and law enforcement to eliminate crime, protect privacy, and mitigate bias.
– Series D $150m round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from and Initialized, Meritech, Bedrock, and Matrix Partners.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate product development and expand the team to support every city across the country.

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Communities Event Management Events North America Presentation Software Presentations

PechaKucha Raises $2.7M in Seed Funding

– PechaKucha, a Chicago, IL- Tokyo, Japan-based social storytelling platform, raised $2.7m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Muneaki Masuda, the founder and CEO of Culture Convenience Club Company, Limited (CCC), with participation from Lofty Ventures and Nameless Ventures and angel investors Jimmy Chamberlin (CEO of Blue J Strategies), Chuck Cohn (Founder and CEO of Nerdy), Chris Gladwin (Founder and CEO of Ocient), Paul Hsu (CEO and Founder of Decasonic), Brad Keywell (Co-Founder of Groupon, Founder and CEO of Uptake), Rob Solomon (Chairman of GoFundMe), and Vidisha Prasad (Managing Partner at Adya Partners), among others.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale headcount across product design, software development, and marketing to build new video and mobile capabilities, extend social connectivity features including group chat, enhance event hosting functions including ticketing and CRM, and grow its community of content creators.

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Advertising Communities E-Learning Financial Services FinTech Internet Recruiting Staffing Agency Western Europe

Rest Less Secures £6.1M in Series A Funding Round

– Rest Less is a digital community to help its members in their 50s, 60s and beyond get content guidance and resources on topics spanning Jobs and Careers, Volunteering, Learning, Money, Health and Lifestyle and Dating.
– The company raised £6.1m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by MTech Capital and Viola FinTech with further participation from existing investors, QED Investors and Octopus Ventures.

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Communities North America Private Social Networking Professional Networking Software

Mighty Networks raises $50M to build a creator economy for the masses

– Mighty Networks, a platform designed to give creators and brands a dedicated place to start and grow communities, has closed on $50m in a Series B funding round led by Owl Ventures.
Ziff Capital Partners and LionTree Partners also participated in the financing, along with existing backers Intel Capital, Marie Forleo, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Rosensweig, Reid Hoffman, BBG Ventures and Lucas Venture Group.
– The investment brings Palo Alto-based Mighty Networks’ total raised since its 2017 inception to $67m.

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Communities Health Care North America Social

Cityblock Health Raises $192M in Series C Extension Funding

– Cityblock Health from Brooklyn, NY, is a healthcare provider for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries.
– The company completed a $192m Series C extension funding round.
– The round was led by new investor Tiger Global with participation from existing investors including Kinnevik AB, Maverick Ventures, General Catalyst, Wellington Management, Thrive Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, 8VC, and AIMS Imprint of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate deployment of its community and value-based care model nationwide.

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Apps Communities Consumer Europe

YoungPlanet Raises £547.1K in Crowdfunding

– YoungPlanet Raises £547.1K in Crowdfunding
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate national expansion, to enhance functionality and add key features such as gamification and integrated postage.
– The company is valued at £6.5 million pre-money.

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Communities Enterprise Software Health Care North America Public Safety Software

ESO Receives Strategic Investment from Vista Equity Partners to Accelerate Delivery on Mission to Improve Community Health and Safety Through Data

– ESO, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments, hospitals and state EMS/trauma offices, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a significant strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses.
– The partnership with Vista will allow ESO to accelerate investment into its best-in-class customer experience and technical innovation as the company continues along its rapid growth path.

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Communities Enterprise Events North America Social Network Software

Bevy raises $40M for enterprise events in deal anchored by 25 Black investors

– Bevy has raised $40m at a $325m valuation to grow its platform for staging virtual events for enterprises.
– And it has also broken a diversity barrier by bringing 25 Black leaders on as investors.
– Palo Alto, California-based Bevy helps enterprises build, grow, and scale their global customer communities using its platform for virtual, in-person, and hybrid digital-physical events.
– The funding came from Accel Partners, LinkedIn, Qualtrics cofounder Ryan Smith, and Upfront Ventures.
– About 70% of the individuals participating in the round — representing 20% of total funds raised — are Black investors, including diversity pioneer James Lowry, Facebook board member Peggy Alford, and Beats by Dre marketing exec Omar Johnson.

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AgTech Communities Emerging Markets Europe Farming Internet Machine Learning Peer to Peer SMS Social Entrepreneurship

Wefarm adds $11M to expand its network for independent farmers, now at 2.5M users

– Wefarm, a social networking platform aimed at independent farmers to help them meet each other, exchange ideas and get advice, and sell or trade equipment and supplies, has raised $11m funding.
– The funding is an extension to the company’s 2019 Series A, and is being led by Octopus Ventures.
True Ventures (which led the 2019 round), Rabo Frontier Ventures, LocalGlobe, June Fund and AgFunder also participated.
– Wefarm has raised $32m since being founded in 2015.
– To date, London-based Wefarm has primarily found traction in countries in East Africa.
– Its service is available via a website, but most of its users are accessing without any internet use at all, via the company’s SMS interface.

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Communities Europe Real Estate

Morris Homes Announces Investment from Atlantic Park to Support Next Phase of Growth

– Morris Homes announced a significant capital raising in partnership with Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund (“Atlantic Park”), who is contributing £140m of new capital to Morris to support its continued strong performance and future development.
– Santander are providing a £50m revolving credit facility.
– Mike Gaskell, Executive Chairman and majority shareholder of Morris Homes said, “I am delighted to welcome Atlantic Park as a long-term strategic partner in Morris Homes as the Company seeks to capitalise on the positive tailwinds in the UK housing industry going forward. This also represents an opportunity for me to thank all the employees at Morris Homes for their outstanding commitment over the years and in particular throughout the COVID period.”

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Communities Digital Entertainment Internet Mobile North America

Beamable Closes $5M Equity Funding Round

– Beamable from Boston provides a Software-as-a-Service platform for the business operations of live games.
– The company raised approximately $5m in equity funding round.
– The round was led by Companyon Ventures and GrandBanks Capital, and joined by investors from Defy.vc, Oyster Funds, and others.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and reach.

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Cloud Computing Communities Developer Tools North America

Replit raises $20 million for collaborative browser-based coding

– Replit, a browser-based integrated development environment (IDE) built for cross-platform collaborative coding, has raised $20 million in a series A round of funding led by A.Capital Ventures.
– Replit, which counts users from big-name companies such as Google, Facebook, and Stripe, closed the funding round in early 2020 but for various business and pandemic-related reasons delayed the announcement until today.
– Replit said it has invested the capital in R&D, hiring, and platform feature launches, noting that its user base has surged by 122% to more than 6 million users while its employee base has doubled.
– Founded out of San Francisco in 2016, Replit touts itself as the “first fully online multiplayer computing environment,” one that enables anyone to begin coding with minimal preparation and no downloads.

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Communities Law Enforcement Mobile Payments North America Payments

Promise Receives $20M Series A Round

– Promise, a payment technology platform, has announced over $20 Million in new Series A funding.
– The funding will bring antiquated government payment systems into the 21st century.
– The company was founded to transform the inconvenient and time-consuming process of paying down government debt into something that any resident can use.

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